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2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Cafe Adrift Restaurant, Anacortes, Washington

Crab cakes caused two persons to be hospitalized in Anacortes, Washington, due to Salmonella Enteritidis ditis infections. The crab cakes were prepared with whole, raw eggs and kept up to two to three days prior to cooking. Environmental health investigators found that the crab cakes were not cooked to 145 F as required by state code due to their size. The thickness of the cake prevented thorough cooking without burning the exterior of the cake.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Washington
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Shellfish Dishes, Crab Cakes Eggs, Whole
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • 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:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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