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Australian Semi-Dried Tomatoes 2009

Semi-dried tomatoes were linked to several cases of hepatitis A in Southern Australia, Queensland, and Victoria. People were warned not to eat loose, semi-dried, tomatoes sold in oil with herbs and garlic at IGA, Foodland, Foodworks, and independent delis and cafes. The warning did not apply to semi-dried tomatoes sold in jars, pre-packaged, or vacuum packages. Hepatitis A virus was isolated from 11 samples of semi-dried tomatoes. Hepatitis A contamination of semi-dried tomatoes was a recurrent problem in Australia, yet the cause of the contamination has not been found.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Tomatoes, Semi-dried mixed with oil and herbs Sandwiches
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores, Cafes, Delis
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 550
  • 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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