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2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Associated Caldwell Fresh Foods Alfalfa Sprouts

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport was attributed to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. Genetic fingerprinting of the Salmonella Newport isolates from case-patients showed that they had a genetically identical strain of this bacteria. The outbreak began March 1. The initial investigation traced the implicated sprouts to a single processor, J.H. Caldwell and Sons, Inc., a firm located in California. The company is also known as Caldwell Fresh Foods. The company issued a recall of alfalfa sprouts on May 21. The sprouts were sold in many locations, including more than 400 Wal-Mart stores in 15 states, Trader Joe's, and in restaurants.

  • Outbreak began:
  • March 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Oregon, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Mexico, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurants, Delicatessens, Grocery Stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Caldwell Fresh Foods, California Fresh Exotics, Nature's Choice
  • Total ill:
  • 44
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 44
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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