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2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Asian Restaurants and Other Restaurants Associated with Mung Bean Sprouts

Consumption of mung bean sprouts at Asian style restaurants in central Florida (April, 2001), southern and mid-coastal Maine (January, 2002), and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (February, 2001) was associated with illness caused by Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 913. Sprouts consumed in Maine were produced by the same Maine grower who received contaminated seed stock. Sprouts used by the Florida restaurants were supplied through sources in Orlando and Tampa. Mung bean seeds were supplied by a US producer. Canada linked their outbreak to the same US warehouse. Data suggested that the mung bean seeds originated in China and was brokered or supplied through the US distributor.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2001
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Florida
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • home, restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 35
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 35
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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