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2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Cubana Linked to Living Foods, Limited, and Sunsprout Natural Foods, Onion and Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

Onion and alfalfa sprouts manufactured by Living Foods, Limited, Alberta, Canada, and Sunsprout Natural Foods, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, were suspected as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Cubana, a rare strain of Salmonella. The sprouts may have been distributed in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, Quebec, Ontario, and the Maritime Provinces of Canada. Some of the ill persons recalled eating sprouts. Two of the cases occurred in Minnesota.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota, Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Onion Sprouts Vegetable, Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Sunsprout, Sprouts Alive Onion Sprouts
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • 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

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