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2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to a Minneapolis Restaurant, Minnesota

Two cases of Salmonella Enteritidis were linked to a restaurant located in Minneapolis in July 2012. Meal dates for the two cases were July 8 and July 15. One case reported consuming eggs benedict. The second case reported eating granola and a small amount of another person's has which included eggs. Both were diagnosed with Salmonella Enteritidis subtype SE1B1 (Minnesota designation). Fifteen employees reported gastrointestinal illness between May 1 and May 10. Ten tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis SE1B1. Sanitarians noted several violations. Unpasteurized shell eggs were being used to mayonnaise and aioli. Eggs were sourced from a single farm in Plato, Minnesota. Investigators suspected that consuming eggs dishes was the likely means of transmission of this outbreak although it was possible that the source could have been an infected food handler.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2012
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • eggs
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • SE1B1 (Minnesota designation)
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 2
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 2
  • 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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