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2013-2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Chicken Liver Pate

In February 2014 public health officials issued an alert regarding an outbreak of campylobacter linked to consumption of undercooked or raw chicken livers. Three people live in Oregon and two others were from Ohio but were visiting Oregon. A Washington State resident got sick after consuming chicken liver pills. Most of the others ate chicken liver pate. In all cases the chicken livers were processed at Draper Valley Farms in Vernon, Washington. The processor sold them raw to restaurants and stores. One person ate chicken liver pate at Heathman, another dined at Wildwood, and the third Oregonian purchased chicken liver pate prepared and sold by a Market of Choice store. Draper Valley did not issue a recall.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Oregon, Washington, Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle(s):
  • chicken liver pate
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • restaurant, store, home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Draper Valley
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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