Case Study On Macaroni And Cheese And Egg Salad

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Question 9. Comment on your results (2 points) Based on my calculated result the food with high attack rate were macaroni and cheese and egg salad. These food item should be the main focus while investigating this outbreak. Health inspector should inquire the caterer regarding the cooking and handling method of the food item, as well as inspect the farmer’s markets. The least concerning food item based on the calculation are the hot dogs and spinach salad. Although, several people have consumed these two food item, it does not look like the potential source of this outbreak. This indicates that the hot dogs were barbequed in the right temperature. This also ensures that all meat containing meal had been cooked properly at the right temperature. …show more content…
The reason is because of the high attack rate for each food item. The egg salad had an attack rate of 66%, while the macaroni and cheese had 68%. This proves that most patient that experienced symptoms have consumed these food item at the event; and helps health inspector narrow down that these food item were the potential cause of this outbreak. Since both food item contains egg this shows that this ingredient could’ve been poorly stored or cooked; it is important that health inspector inspect the eggs from the farmer market. Also, the laboratory should be able to prove that the eggs use were or were not the cause of the …show more content…
Another assumption was that water used for the apple bobbing activity was contaminated, being another reason how the attendees got sick that night. Most of the food item for that night were barbequed meal and based on the line list it showed most people ate the barbequed food compare to the other food that were offered. That was the reason behind why all the potential agents that was hypothesized were agents most commonly found in raw uncooked meat or contaminated water. But, based on the investigation after with the laboratory results it has come to conclusion that the main cause of this outbreak was most likely the consumption of egg salad and the macaroni and cheese with egg. The foodborne illness that the patient were infected by was the Salmonellosis. The attack rate of these two food item, which were 68% and 66% help easily identify them as the cause of this outbreak. This showed that most people ate these two dishes and resulted in feeling sick. The laboratory result also specified that the spinach salad also had Salmonella, although it was never suspected this was another potential source of the outbreak. While fewer people were sick after eating hot dogs. Salmonella bacteria is common in eggs and both food item consisted egg as an ingredient. Egg was most likely the potential vehicle to this

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