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2015 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to the Consumption of Imported Sugar Snap Peas in Ontario, Canada

Author:
Whitfield, Yvonne, Johnson, Karen, Hanson, Heather, Huneault, Danya
Source:
Journal of food protection 2017 v.80 no.10 pp. 1666-1669
ISSN:
0362-028X
Subject:
autumn, food safety, peas, sugars, Guatemala, Ontario
Abstract:
An outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Ontario, Canada, was investigated in the fall of 2015. Thirty-five confirmed and 10 probable cases were linked to the investigation. Epidemiological and food safety evidence implicated fresh sugar snap peas imported from Guatemala as the source of the outbreak. We describe here the first documented cyclosporiasis outbreak in Canada involving the consumption of sugar snap peas.
Agid:
5863552