|Outbreak: Cold Stone Cake Batter Ice Cream|
|Product: Cake Batter Ice Cream||Investigation Start Date: 06/29/2005|
|Location: Multi-state||Etiology: Salmonella Typhimurium|
|Earliest known case onset date: 05/21/2005||Latest case onset date: 07/04/2005|
|Confirmed / Presumptive Case Counts: 25 / 0||Positive Samples (Food / Environmental): 2 / 0|
The vehicle for this outbreak was ice cream made with a contaminated cake mix ingredient. Four patients reported eating cake batter flavor ice cream from two separate outlets of Cold Stone Creamery.
- • Final outbreak questionnaire (PDF)
- • PubMed.gov publication (Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia)
|Outbreak: Jack In The Box Hamburgers|
|Product: Hamburgers||Investigation Start Date: 01/12/1993|
|Location: Multi-State Outbreak||Etiology: E. coli O157|
|Earliest known case onset date: 11/18/1992||Latest case onset date: 02/21/1993|
|Confirmed / Presumptive Case Counts: 503 / 229||Positive Samples (Food / Environmental / Water): 0 / 0 / 0|
|Hospitalizations: 151||Deaths: 3|
This was the largest outbreak of E. coli O157 infections ever documented in the United States, and it injected this pathogen—and threats to food safety in general—into popular consciousness.
|Outbreak: Spiritual Retreat Shigella|
|Product: Never pinpointed||Investigation Start Date: 7/28/2005|
|Location: Douglas County, OR||Etiology: Shigella|
|Earliest known case onset date: 07/19/2005||Latest case onset date: 08/06/2005|
|Confirmed / Presumptive Case Counts: 262 / 18||Positive Samples (Food / Environmental / Water): 0 / 0 / 0|
This outbreak of shigellosis is one the largest Oregon has ever seen with at least 280 cases identified (18 of which were lab-confirmed).
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