Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

Search Results

1997 Salmonella enteritidis linked to cheesecake, Los Angeles, California

Thirteen people associated with a Los Angeles, California, Girl Scout troop came down with Salmonellosis after eating at a group meal. The illness were linked to raw egg yolks and whites in a cheesecake made at the meal. The eggs had been cooked in a double boiler until slightly thickened. The farm where the eggs originated was inspected and samples were taken for analysis. Twenty one swab samples from the farm tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis, nineteen were phage type 4 and two were type 7. Based on these findings, the chickens were killed to prevent further Salmonella Enteritidis illnesses.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 1997
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs, Egg Dish, Cheesecake
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Phage type 4, phage type 7
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 13
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 13
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

Other Databases

Contact Us

Questions and comments welcome. Please fill out the form below and we will respond to your inquiry.

 *
 *
 *
 *

* Required Fields