Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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Denmark Sugar Snap Peas 2009

Sugar snap peas imported from Africa were implicated in an outbreak of Shigella sonnei. Concurrent outbreaks of Shigella, which also implicated sugar snaps peas, occurred in Norway and Finland.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Sugar Snap Peas
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 10
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 10
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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