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2005 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at CL Swanson Corporation Cafeteria

The CL Swanson Corporation's company cafeteria was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Twelve company workers were confirmed to have Salmonella. Two of the ill were company cafeteria food workers. Four other people became ill, but their illnesses were never confirmed to be caused by Salmonella as they did not submit stool samples for testing.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Food worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • company cafeteria
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 12
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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