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2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at Taste of Chicago Pars Cove Booth, Illinois

There was an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg among persons who ate at the Pars Cove booth at the Taste of Chicago event. No food handlers were implicated in the outbreak. The hummus shrazi, a fresh herb, tomato, and cucumber salad over a bed of hummus, was statistically associated with illness. This was the first Salmonella outbreak at this event in 20 years.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Illinois
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Grain, Bean, Hummus Vegetables, Tomato Vegetables, Cucumber
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 802
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 45
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 446
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 29
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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