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La Reyna Supermarket & Taqueria Mexican Foods 2010

On July 24, the public health departments of Linn and Johnson counties warned the public not to eat guacamole, salsa, or uncooked tamales prepared by La Reyna Supermarket & Taqueria. These products had been served at area farmers' markets in Iowa City, Coralville, Cedar Rapids, and Dubuque and also at the Waterfront Drive Hy-Vee, the New Pioneer Co-ops in Iowa City and Coralville, and at the Iowa City Jazz Festival. La Reyna Supermarket & Taqueria was in compliance with food code and previous prior "critical violations" were identified and corrected. None of the food bought and consumed directly through La Reyna Supermarket & Taqueria was linked to illness. Temperature abuse due to inadequate refrigeration and warm daytime temperatures likely led to bacterial growth in products sold at the farmers' markets.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Guacamole, Salsa, Tamales
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Festivals, Farmers' Markets, Co-operative Markets
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 53
  • 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

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