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2016 Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak Linked to Potato Salad, Iowa

In July 2016 Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa County Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to consumption of potato salad made by Big G food Store. There were 23 reported cases. Three ill persons were hospitalized. All 23 cases consumed Big G Traditional or Zesty Potato Salad. Investigators isolated the outbreak strain of Salmonella Braenderup in six samples of potato salad collected at the store.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2016
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Iowa
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Potato salad
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • JBPX01.0039
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery store deli
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Big G Food Store
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 23
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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