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1998 Salmonella Typhi Linked to Mamey Fruit Juice

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhi occurred in Florida and was linked to the consumption of fruit shakes (batidos) made with frozen, mamey fruit. Mamey is a tropical fruit that is popular in Central America. The fruit had been commercially processed, frozen, and distributed to the United States from Guatemala and Honduras. Coco, S.A., a Guatemalan firm, was the manufacturer. Laboratory testing showed that product samples of the fruit were heavily contaminated with fecal coliforms, however Salmonella Typhi was never detected.

  • Outbreak began:
  • December 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Florida
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Mamey Juice
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Stores, Restaurants
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 15
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 1
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 14
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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