103 Cases of Salmonellosis Linked to NC Church Fundraiser Meal

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At least 13 individuals who ate at a barbecue event were hospitalized with
symptoms including abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting. This Food Safety Infosheet describes an outbreak of salmonellosis at a church fundraiser meal in 2013.

Highlights:

  • At least 13 individuals who ate at a barbecue event were hospitalized with symptoms including abdominal cramping, diarrhea and vomiting.
  • All preparers should know safe cooking/cooling temperatures and procedures. Hold meals and ingredients requiring temperature control either below 41°F or above 135°F.
  • Purchase ingredients from commercial food businesses instead of homemade/donated foods and ask about food safety systems for suppliers.
  • Community dinners can be great fundraisers but are often held at temporary sites and staffed by volunteers unfamiliar with safe food handling practices for large meals.

Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org