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Kasson Restaurant Unknown 2005

Case-patients who shared a common strain of Salmonella Enteriditis were discovered to have eaten at the same restaurant. Cases had eaten a variety of foods that had been served at the restaurant. The restaurant inspection found multiple violations including: eggs left at room temperature, shells placed in egg flat above preparation space, chicken stored at 50 degrees (too warm), improper chicken thawing, and cooked noodles left at room temperature. Shell eggs and chicken are often a source of Salmonella Enteriditis exposure. Poor temperature holding and food handling practices may have promoted bacterial growth and increased the potential for cross contamination. Environmental samples taken at the restaurant failed to show the presence of Salmonella bacteria.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Cross Contamination
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • SE1B103
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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