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Plantation Turkey Franks 1988

A woman who had cancer, on a daily basis, ate Plantation brand, turkey franks, heated in a microwave oven. Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from an open package of the turkey franks in the woman's home and from unopened packages of the turkey franks obtained from a local store. Cultures of other opened foods in the woman's refrigerator were also contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes suggesting that cross contamination had occurred.

  • Outbreak began:
  • Unknown 1988
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Turkey Franks
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Home
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Plantation
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 1
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 1
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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