Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

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Tomatoes 2002

An outbreak of Salmonella Newport was linked to the consumption of tomatoes that had been harvested from the eastern shore of Virginia. In 2005, tomatoes from this same vicinity, involving the same strain of Salmonella Newport, would again be implicated in an outbreak.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2002
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Minnesota, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Indiana, Maine, Nebraska, New Jersey
  • Organism(s):
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Fruit, Tomatoes
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • PulseNet XbaI pattern JJPX01.0061 [/ BlnI pattern JJPX01.0021
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 512
  • 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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