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2007 Pasadena Souplantation Lettuce Based Salads

In early August, the Souplantation in Pasadena, California, closed while an investigation into an outbreak of Shigella sonnei was conducted. Ill persons had eaten at the restaurant between July 22 and July 25. Environmental health inspectors did not identify any food handling violations. Eventually lettuce based salads were implicated as the vehicles of infection.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce Based Salads
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 72
  • 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:
  • 9
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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