Investigating a large outbreak of salmonellosis in the US involving fresh produce

M. A. Smith, Jeffrey Hoorfar

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Fresh produce is an important part of a healthy diet. However, produce is susceptible to contamination with pathogens. Identifying the food vehicle responsible for an outbreak is critical to minimizing the public health and economic impacts of an outbreak. Identifying the food vehicle and its source may also help prevent future outbreaks. The case study describes an especially challenging investigation of an outbreak of salmonellosis that occurred in the US in 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCase Studies in Food Safety and Authenticity: Lessons from Real-Life Situations
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)9780857094124, 9780857096937
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • USA North America Nearctic region
  • economic impact
  • food vehicle
  • fresh produce produce
  • public health
  • salmonellosis bacterial disease epidemiology
  • Primates Mammalia Vertebrata Chordata Animalia (Animals, Chordates, Humans, Mammals, Primates, Vertebrates) - Hominidae [86215] human common
  • 12502, Pathology - General
  • 13502, Food technology - General and methods
  • 36002, Medical and clinical microbiology - Bacteriology
  • 37052, Public health: epidemiology - Communicable diseases
  • 37056, Public health: epidemiology - Miscellaneous
  • Medical Sciences
  • Population Studies
  • Epidemiology
  • Foods
  • Human Medicine
  • Infection


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