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2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Turkey

In 2011 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with consuming ground turkey produced by Cargill Meat Solutions. A total of 181 cases were reported by 37 states. Dates of illness onset ranged from February 27 and September 13, 2011. Among persons for whom information was available, fifty people were hospitalized. There was one death.

  • Outbreak began:
  • February 2011
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, New York, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota, Kansas, Massachusetts, Vermont, Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Turkey, Ground
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JF6X01.0058/JF6A26.0076
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Fresh Lean HEB Ground Turkey, Honeysuckle White Fresh Ground Turkey, Honeysuckle White Fresh Natural Lean Ground Turkey, Natural Lean Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring, P-963, Riverside Ground Turkey with Natural Flavoring
  • Total ill:
  • 181
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 181
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 50
  • Any Deaths:
  • Yes
  • Number Dead:
  • 1

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