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1987 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Restaurant Canned Chantarelle Mushrooms, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

An outbreak of botulism occurred among persons who ate canned, chantarelle, mushrooms. The mushrooms were an ingredient in dishes prepared by the Five Sails Restaurant, at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Vancouver, Canada. The mushrooms had been canned by the restaurant for later use. One specimen of liquid from a bottled mushroom can showed the presence of Type A botulinal toxin.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 1987
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fungi, Mushrooms
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Five Sails Restaurant
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 11
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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