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2002 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Bakery Items, Michigan

Cannolis and cassata cakes made by a Michigan bakery led to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. These products were held at room temperature in the bakery. They should have been refrigerated to prevent bacterial growth. The items contained cheese and cream based fillings.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2002
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Michigan
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Cheese Dairy, Cream
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Bakery
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 196
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 46
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 150
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 24
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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