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1995 Outbreak of Salmonella (Multiple Serotypes) Inrfections Linked to Beef Jerky, New Mexico

A locally produced beef jerky, or carne seca, was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella. Three different serotypes of Salmonella were isolated from the stools of ill persons and from the beef jerky. The processor never measured drying temperatures during production to prevent bacterial growth. In addition, jerky was placed in uncovered plastic tubs for direct sale to the public. Salmonella was not found in the production facility.

  • Outbreak began:
  • January 1995
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New Mexico
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Beef Jerky
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 93
  • 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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