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2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Hamburgers Served in French Institutional Settings

Contaminated hamburger patties were blamed for an outbreak of Salmonellosis, in France. As of November 21, 638 middle school,high school, and college students became ill. Other people were made ill when they had eaten the contaminated hamburger patties at a holiday resort or at a nursing home for the elderly. The hamburger was prepared by the Italian company Inalca and distributed in France by Pomona. Inalca is part of the multinational meat processor, JBS.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Patties, Hamburger
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School, Nursing Home, Resort
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 500
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 23
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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