"This is a truly awful situation, and we have made contact with the guests so we can do everything we can to make this right," officials said in a statement to WOWT. "We are sincerely sorry and have already put in place a thorough review to ensure that this was an isolated incident and we firmly believe it was. Our company's health and safety procedures were clearly not followed, and the employee responsible has been terminated. We have initiated a full staff retraining to ensure that it does not happen again."
State law prohibits bars and restaurants from storing toxic substances in a way that can contaminate items meant for consumption.
"It's frightening and a little shocking. But we can't just write it off to stuff happens. Someone ... neglected what they were doing or how they did it," Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov told WOWT. "We have to be suspicious, I think, of any victimization when anybody receives some harm. Especially public harm. It doesn't make any sense, but it's not an accident."
The Nebraska Liquor Commission is also investigating.