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2000 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Cargill Deli Turkey

A case-control study implicated sliced, processed, turkey deli meat in a multistate (11 state) outbreak. A traceback investigation identified a single processing plant in Texas as the likely source of the outbreak. The company recalled 16 million pounds of processed meat. The same plant had been implicated in a Listeria contamination involving the same strain of Listeria more than a decade previously.

  • Outbreak began:
  • May 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, New York, Utah, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Luncheon meat and Sausage, Turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Ribotype DUP-1053 and serotype 1/2a. PFGE (AscI PulseNet pattern GX6A16.0014 and ApaI Pulse Net pattern GX6A12.0017)
  • Location(s):
  • Multiple, Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Unknown
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 29
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 4

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