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Sprout associated outbreaks in North America, 1990-2009

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Since 1990 sprouts have caused an estimated 2,273 illnesses in North America

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Since 1990, raw or slightly cooked sprouts have caused an estimated 2,273 illnesses, through 37 outbreaks. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration estimates that sprout-link outbreaks account for 40 per cent of all food-borne illness associated with produce.


Year
Type
Pathogen
Cases
Location
1990
Alfalfa
S. Anatum
15
US
1995
Alfalfa
S. Stanley
128
US
1995
Alfalfa
S. Newport
133
US/CAN
1995Alfalfa S. Newport
69
US
1996
Alfalfa
S. Stanley
30
US
1996
AlfalfaS. Montevideo
and S. Meleagridis
650
US
1997
AlfalfaS. Infantis
and S. Anatum
109
US
1997
AlfalfaE. coli O157:H7
108
US
1997AlfalfaS. Senftenberg
60
US
1997AlfalfaS. Meleagridis
78
CAN
1998
AlfalfaS. Havana
40
US
1998
AlfalfaE. coli O157:NM
8
US
1999
AlfalfaS. Mbandaka
83
US
1999
AlfalfaS. Typhimurium
119
US
1999
AlfalfaS. Muenchen
61
US
1999
AlfalfaS. paratyphi B var java
51
CAN
1999
AlfalfaSalmonella spp.
34
US
1999
AlfalfaS. Muenchen
38
US
1999
Clover
S. Saintpaul
36
US
2000
Mung
S. Enteritidis
75
US
2000
Mung
S. Enteritidis
12
CAN
2001
AlfalfaS. Kottbus
32
US
2001
AlfalfaSalmonella spp.
22
US
2001
MungS. Enteritidis
84
CAN
2002
AlfalfaE. coli O157:H7
7
US
2003
AlfalfaS. Saintpaul
9
US
2003
AlfalfaS. Chester
26
US
2003
AlfalfaE. coli O157:H7
7
US
2003
AlfalfaS. Saintpaul
16
US
2003
AlfalfaE. coli O157:NM
13
US
2004
AlfalfaSalmonella spp.
12
US
2005
AlfalfaE. coli O157:H7
1
US
2005
MungSalmonella spp.
648
CAN
2006
Bean
S. Braenderup
4
US
2008
Alfalfa
S. Typhimurium
13
US
2009
Alfalfa
S. Saintpaul
76
US
2009
Alfalfa
S. Saintpaul
14
US