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California Juvenile Detention Facility Turkey 1995

Inadequate cooking of large pieces of turkey, slow cooling, and insufficient reheating were cited as the contributing factors in an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a juvenile detection facility in California. About 40% of the detained juveniles and staff became ill after eating the November 18 lunch. Clostridium perfringens was not isolated from the remaining food, however it was isolated from several stool samples of case-patients. Clostridium perfringens outbreaks have often been associated with inadequately, reheated meats and gravies.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 1995
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Poultry, Turkey, Gravy
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Prison
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 100
  • 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:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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