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2012 Multistate Outbrea of Salmonella Thompson Associated with Dutch Smoked Salmon

An outbreak investigation of Salmonella Thompson possibly linked to smoked salmon manufactured by Dutch company, Foppen, was initiated in September 2012. At least 85 patients with a genetically indistinguishable strain of Salmonella serotype Thompson were identified in 27 states since July 1, 2012. The Netherlands' National Institute of Public Health and the Environment said at least 200 people were sickened in the Netherlands. Foppen reportedly only sold the product at Costco Wholesale stores in the United States. Costco sold the salmon under the Foppen name as well as under the Costco store brand name, Kirkland. Foppen initiation a recal of the contaminated fish.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Seafood, Finfish, Salmon
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Club Warehouse Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Costco Kirkland brand, Foppen
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 85
  • 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:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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