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2000 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mung Bean Sprouts, Canada

Twelve Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 11b were detected in Alberta and Saskatchewan by June. Eleven of the twelve cases had consumed meals at Vietnamese restaurants; seven different restaurants were cited. All of the cases had consumed mung bean sprouts. The sprouts originated from the same bean supplier. The beans had been imported by a wholesaler in British Columbia and distributed to different sprouters. All implicated restaurants were supplied sprouts by one of the sprouters who had received the beans. A common supplier was not identified for other foods that were investigated.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 12
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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