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Barto's Idle Hour Restaurant Vegetable 2009

People who had eaten a meal, between August 25 and August 29, at this Frontenac, Kansas, restaurant became ill with Salmonella Newport. The outbreak had been identified through routine public health surveillance. Sandwiches that were served with tossed salad were associated with illness. When common ingredients were analyzed, raw onion and lettuce were found to be significantly associated with illness. Food preparation procedures, cross contamination, or contaminated produce were all potential causes of this outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2009
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce Vegetable, Onions Cross contamination
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Restaurant
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 33
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 13
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 20
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 7
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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