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2008 Tasso's Restaurant Hospital Workplace and Catered Events Salad, Chicken, Carrots, or Soda 2008

An outbreak of foodborne illness was first noted among employees of a hospital in Johnson County, Kansas. The nine employees had eaten a catered meal prepared by Tasso's Restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri on March 18. Eight other groups, located in both Kansas and Missour, also received catered foods on that same day. Illness questionnaires were provided to these persons and thirty two additional illnesses were discovered. Eating salad, chicken, carrots, or soda appeared to increase one's risk of illness, however none of these food items associations were statistically significant. No critical food violations or ill food handlers were identified at Tasso's Restaurant.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Kansas
  • Organism(s):
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Carrots Poultry, Chicken Beverage, Soda
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Hospital, Workplace, Catered Events
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 41
  • 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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