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Aunt Mid's Produce Company Lettuce 2008

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was associated with bagged, shredded or chopped, industrial-sized packages of iceberg lettuce sold through wholesale venues to restaurants and institutions. Bagged lettuce sold at grocery stores was not implicated. The lettuce was purchased from Aunt Mid's Produce Company, a Detroit-based wholesale distributor, from farms in California. Aunt Mid's distributed the lettuce in the USA and Canada. Three cases were identified in Ontario, Canada. None of the implicated lettuce was available for testing.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • International
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Oregon, Ohio
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Packaged, Iceberg Lettuce
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.1343/EXHA26.0569
  • Location(s):
  • Jail, Restaurant, University
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Aunt Mid's bagged lettuce
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 74
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 50
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 21
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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