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2011 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to BBQ Fundraising Event, York, South Carolina

On September 16 and September 17, 2011 a fundraising event was held at the Grace Covenant Church in York, South Carolina. Boxed meals of BBQ pork, sauce, bun, coleslaw, baked beans and pound cake were sold. Food was prepared at the church for distribution. At least 300 meals were sold to the public. BBQ pork was also sold in bulk. South Carolina Department of Environmental Control received notice of severe gastrointestinal illness in at least 68 people who reported eating food distributed at the fundraising event. No other common exposures were identified among those who were ill. One person was hospitalized. No one died. A sample of BBQ was positive for Salmonella.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Pork
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Church
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 68
  • 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:
  • 14
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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