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International outbreak of staphylococcal food poisoning caused by contaminated lasagne.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3950399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An outbreak of staphylococcal food poisoning in Europe caused by contaminated lasagne was detected and monitored by both national and international surveillance systems. The common source was a pasta-producing factory in Italy and high levels of Staphylococcus aureus were detected in packets of dried lasagne distributed in Luxembourg, the UK, France and Italy. Forty-seven cases were reported in the UK. Outbreaks of staphylococcal food poisoning attributed to mishandling during the food processing stage are uncommon and pasta as the food vehicle is rare. Prompt recognition of the outbreak and rapid identification of the food vehicle enabled most of the consignment to be withdrawn from the market.
M C Woolaway; C L Bartlett; A A Wieneke; R J Gilbert; H C Murrell; P Aureli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of hygiene     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0022-1724     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hyg (Lond)     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-22     Completed Date:  1986-04-22     Revised Date:  2010-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375374     Medline TA:  J Hyg (Lond)     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Food Microbiology*
Foodborne Diseases / epidemiology*,  etiology
Staphylococcal Infections / epidemiology*,  etiology
Staphylococcus aureus / isolation & purification*

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