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Topps Ground Beef Patties 2007

A multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among persons who had consumed the same brand of frozen ground beef patties. Ground beef patties recovered from patients' homes and from unopened packages of Topp's brand frozen ground beef patties yielded E.coli O157:H7 with several different genetic fingerprint patterns. Forty cases of E.coli O157:H7 infection have been matched with the same genetic fingerprint pattern that was identified in the ground beef.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0074/EXHA26.0569; EXHX01.1343/EXHA26.0569; EXHX01.1725/EXHA26.1017; EXHX01.2067/EXHA26.0392; EXHX01.2067/EXHA26.0569; EXHX01.2067/EXHA26.1236; EXHX01.4214/EXHA26.2331; EXHX01.4214/EXHA26.2405; EXHX01.4389/EXHA26.2510; EXHX01.0202/EXHA26.0569; EXHX01.0862/EXHA26.0569
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Butcher's Best, Kohler Foods, Mike's, Pathmark, Rastelli's, Roma-Topp's, Sam's Choice Backyard Gourmet Beef Burgers, Sand Castle Fine Meat, Shop Rite , Topp's, West Side
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 40
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 40
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 21
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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