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Rotanelli Foods, Inc. Lasagna and Stuffed-Shells (Pasta) 1986

Rotanelli, a frozen-food manufacturer recalled its lasagna and stuffed-shell products after outbreaks of food poisoning occurred in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. The products were distributed to restaurants, caterers, institutions, and retail stores throughout the United States. The likely vehicle were the eggs used to make the pasta.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1986
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna, Stuffed Pasta Shells, eggs in frozen pasta
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery, Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Rotanelli
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 166
  • 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:
  • 13
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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