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Venetian Meat and Salami Company Genoa Salami 1998

Genoa salami was the most probable cause of an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Canada. The salami was made using a dry fermentation process by the Venetian Meat and Salami Company, in Ontario, Canada. The E.coli O157:H7 identified in case patients matched the strain of E.coli O157:H7 that was identified in the salami. A Canada wide recall of the product was initiated.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • April 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Genoa Salami
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery stores
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 39
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 36
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 3
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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