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New York Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at a School Meatballs in Sauce or Sausage and Peppers 2006

School staff became ill after a Teacher Appreciation luncheon served at a school in Sullivan County, New York. No students were affected by the outbreak. A volunteer who had acted as an unlicensed caterer prepared food at home for the event. All ill staff consumed meatballs in sauce as well as sausage and peppers. Laboratory samples of both the meatballs in sauce and sausage and peppers were found to contain high levels of Clostridium perfringens. Poor temperature holding and cooling and insuffient reheating were all contributing factors to this outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • November 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York
  • Organism(s):
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle(s):
  • meatballs, sausage, peppers
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • School
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 38
  • 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:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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