Kumo Japanese Steakhouse in Stony Brook was cited for 15 violations after dozens of people got sick from eating rice at the restaurant.
Multiple calls were made to 911 on Saturday evening at around 4pm reporting that people were falling ill simultaneously. Witnesses reported that people were vomiting on scene.
A Suffolk County spokesperson says a total of 28 people reported getting sick. Twelve of them went to the hospital for treatment and were discharged.
The county says the incident was a result of the restaurant mishandling and improperly storing cooked rice.