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2019 Multi-province Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, Canada

Concurrent to a U.S. outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to Fresh Express brand Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits, Canadian officials investigated an outbreak of 28 outbreak associated cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections reported by 7 Eastern provinces (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Laborador. Individuals in Canada became ill between November 5 and December 10, 2019. Eight individuals were hospitalized including one person who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No deaths were reported. The outbreak was declared over on January 16, 2020.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2019
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Salad Mix
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Retail
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kit
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 28
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 28
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 8
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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