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Ohio Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants Coleslaw 1999

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating coleslaw at a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants in southwestern Ohio. Three particular food-handling errors were noted as possible explanations for the E. coli contamination in the coleslaw: inclusion of outer cabbage leaves, insufficient washing of cabbage, and the use of unpeeled carrots in the coleslaw.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • July 1999
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Produce-Only Salads, Coleslaw
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 18
  • 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:
  • 11
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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