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Peace Missionary Baptist Church Picnic Baked Beans 2004

Durham County, North Carolina, health officials received reports of gastrointestinal illness from individuals who had attended a church picnic at the Peace Missionary Baptist Church, on June 26. The picnic was catered by Carl T. Privette. Epidemiologists notified people who had attended the picnic of the possible outbreak and gathered information on the health status and food histories of attendees. Using a retrospective cohort study, epidemiologists determined the source of the infection was the baked beans. Stool samples from identified cases were analyzed at the public health laboratory and tested positive for Salmonella Javiana. The laboratory also tested baked beans and found S. Javiana, the same genetic subtype. Health department officials concluded the contamination was due either to improperly cooked ground beef added to the beans, or asymptomatic food worker contamination of the beans.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2004
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Grains, Beans, Baked, Beef, Ground Beef,Food Worker
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Church Picnic
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 60
  • 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

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