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Pumpkin Festival Boiled Peanuts 2006

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred among persons who ate boiled peanuts while attending the Pumpkin Festival, in Pumpkintown, South Carolina. The Salmonella Thompson isolates from case-patients were identical with the Salmonella Thompson isolated from the peanuts. The peanut vendors had not been ill; vendor stool specimens showed no evidence of Salmonella. Improper temperature control and possible serving ladle contamination were named as incorrect food handling practices.

  • Outbreak began:
  • October 2006
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • South Carolina
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Nuts, Peanuts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Social Event
  • 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:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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