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Barbeque Pit Steak and Seafood Restaurant 2008

Beef served at the restaurant in Moultrie, Georgia, was the source of an E.coli O157:H7 outbreak. The restaurant purchased beef from Nebraska Beef, Ltd., a beef company which also supplied beef that had been linked to an E.coli outbreak in Michigan and Ohio. An environmental investigation at the restaurant suggested that improper cooking procedures and cross contamination likely contributed to the outbreak. Tests of meat samples from the restaurant revealed the presence of E.coli O157:H7 which was identical to the E.coli O157:H7 found in ill patrons and to the strain that was implicated in the concurrent nationwide outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Georgia
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Top Sirloin
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0047/EXHA26.0332
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Nebraska Beef
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 12
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 10
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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