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2007 Sweden Alfalfa Sprouts, Salmonella Mbandaka

Alfalfa sprouts appeared to be the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley (51 cases) in Sweden. The sprouts had been obtained from a variety of stores and restaurants and had been distributed to these locations from a large-scale sprout producer in southern Sweden. Salmonella Stanley was not isolated from any of the sprouts that were tested. Salmonella Mbandaka was found in a sample of alfalfa seed from the large-scale sprout producer. Up until July, 2007, there had been four Salmonella Mbandaka cases reported in Sweden that were the same genetic pattern as found in the seed. Two of the ill had reported eating sprouts.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 55
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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