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Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Among Film Festival Event, Los Angeles, 2011

In September 2011 Department of Public Health Los Angeles County investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg among attendees at a film festival event held at a media center in Beverly Hills. Tres LA, a Los Angeles catering company, served a catered box lunch to the 175 people in attendance at the event held on September 20. In total 8 persons were ill. Four of the 8 were laboratory confirmed with the PFGE pattern (JF6X01.0045). Seven of the four recalled eating the turkey sandwich included in the box lunch. However, no specific food item could be identified by epidmeiologic analysis as the source and no other complaints were received among attendees at other events catered by Tres LA.

  • Outbreak began:
  • September 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Oregon
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella Heidelberg
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Sandwich, turkey
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JF6X010045
  • Location(s):
  • Catered Event
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Tres LA
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 8
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 4
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • No

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