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2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley Infections Linked to Raw Cashew Cheese

A total of 17 persons infected with Salmonella serotype Stanley were reported from three states (California, Nevada, and Wyoming). Illnesses were linked to consumption of raw cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, California. Illness onset dates ranged from November 13, 2013 to January 3, 2014. Ill persons ranged in age from 2 years to 83 years. Three people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Cashew cheese is a non-dairy product made from raw cashews and other ingredients. Testing conducted by the California Department of Public Health isolated the outbreak strain of S. Stanley from an opened package of The Cultured Kitchen brand smoked cheddar cashew cheese collected from an ill person's home. Additionally, testing of a sample of fermenting cashews collected at The Cultured Kitchen isolated Salmonella Weltevreden. On December 31, 2013 , The Cultured Kitchen voluntarily recalled six varieties of raw cashew cheese with an expiration date of April 19, 2014 or earlier.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2013
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Nevada, Wyoming
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cashew cheese
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • The Cultured Kitchen
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 17
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 17
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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