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R BBQ Restaurant Barbeque Ribs, Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese 2005

Reports of illness caused by Salmonella Enteriditis were received by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, in South Carolina. The initial investigation suggested that the illnesses were linked to meals eaten at the R BBQ Restaurant, on April 16. Two critical violations were found during the restaurant inspection, temperature holding of the cooked BBQ and storage of food in improper containers. Although none of the food that was eaten on April 16 remained for analysis, food samples were collected during the investigation. None of these food samples yielded Salmonella. Ultimately there were 16 laboratory confirmed cases linked to the restaurant. Eight of these laboratory isolates matched genetically and were found to be phage type 2.

  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Pork, Barbeque Ribs Poultry, Chicken, Fried Chicken Grains, Dairy, Eggs, Macaroni and Cheese
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 29
  • 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:
  • 15
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • No

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