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2007 Rochester, Minnesota Quiznos Restaurant Tomatoes

Diners at a Rochester, Minnesota, Quiznos Restaurant became ill with the same strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. An investigation traced the illnesses to the raw tomatoes that had been used in the sandwiches. Initially the source of the illnesses was suspected to be improper food handling or an ill food worker. However, later it was determined that the contamination occurred before the tomatoes reached the restaurant.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Tomato
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Quiznos
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 23
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 18
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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