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International Outbreak Involving Whole, Raw, Almonds 2000

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis, phage type 30, a rare strain, was identified in Canada(157 cases) and the United States(11 cases). The Canadian cases resided in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebec. Consumption of raw, whole, almonds was associated with the infections. The outbreak strain was isolated from almond samples that collected from home, retail, distribution, and warehouse sources and from environmental swabs of processing equipment and associated farmers' orchards. The almonds had been grown and processed in the state of California.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2000
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Nuts, Almonds, Whole, Raw
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 168
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 168
  • 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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