Category Archives: Staphylococcus aureus

Holiday Lunch Buffet

Outbreak: Holiday Lunch Buffet 
Product: Sliced Turkey MeatInvestigation Start Date: 12/10/2014
Location: Maitland, FloridaEtiology: Staphylococcus aureus & Bacillus cereus
Earliest known case onset date: 12/10/2014Latest case onset date: 12/11/2014
Confirmed/Presumptive Case Count: 6 / 135Positive Food Samples: 7
Hospitalizations: 8Deaths: 0
OUTBREAK SUMMARY:
An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness, which sickened 141 persons, was caused by sliced turkey contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins served during a catered holiday lunch buffet at a multi-business office complex in Maitland, Florida on December 10, 2014. The outbreak, initially reported to the Florida Department of Health in Orange … Continue Reading ››