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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
October NaN, 2013

Contaminated Starter Culture Lands Tempeh at Center of Outbreak

JAMA. 2013;310(16):1667. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.279079

A North Carolina gastroenteritis outbreak that was traced to tempeh contaminated with a rare Salmonella strain resulted in 89 reported cases, including 8 patients who were hospitalized.

Researchers writing in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases said the implicated pathogen, Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate(+), had a DNA fingerprint pattern that previously had not been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s national database of enteric pathogen strains.

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