At least four people were sickened with salmonella food poisoning after attending the Good Vibe Tribe Luau July 3 at Golden Gardens Park.

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Public health officials in Seattle are investigating an outbreak of salmonella food poisoning that sickened at least four people who attended the Good Vibe Tribe Luau held July 3 at Golden Gardens Park.

Illnesses were reported on July 11 and 12, with two reports on July 15.

Investigators are trying to determine what may have caused the illnesses at the event, where food included rotisserie roasted pig, barbecued beef, black beans and rice, tropical fruit salad, pineapple coleslaw, Hawaiian sweet bread and corn on the cob.

The event was catered by Mojito of Seattle. Inspectors visited the catering facility on July 13. No foods or processes have been linked to the illnesses so far.

Salmonella poisoning can cause diarrhea, vomiting and blood in the stool. It can be dangerous for people with weakened immune systems.

King County officials are asking people who attended the luau to fill out a survey to help pinpoint a cause. For more information, visit www.kingcounty.gov.