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2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Lake City, Minnesota Restaurant

In April 2012 Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Wabasha County Public Health Environmental Health staff conducted an outbreak investigation among patrons of a Lake City, Minnesota restaurant. A total of 26 restaurant patrons were interviewed. Four met the case definition. All four tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis SE1B1. All four had eaten at the restaurant on April 8 (Easter Sunday) and consumed crab cake Benedict and/or egg frittata. Investigators determined that the hollandaise sauce was prepared in a double boiler and held at room temperature for 3.5 hours. The frittata was baked the day before and reheated in the microwave and oven-finished for serving. The eggs were sourced from a small farm located in Mantorville, Minnesota.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • SE!B1 (Minnesota designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 4
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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