Kenneth Miller Farm Egg Outbreak
On March 18, 2016, Kenneth Miller Farms of New Lebanon, Ohio recalled all egg products due to the risk of Salmonella contamination. This recall included those eggs sold to the Mudlick Tavern and Lucky’s Taproom, the latter of which suffered a Salmonella outbreak in early March, 2016.
Lucky’s Taproom closed for a period after eighty patrons were reportedly sickened, and twenty were confirmed with Salmonella food poisoning. To read this complete story visit Lucky’s Taproom Outbreak.
Kenneth Miller Farm Egg Outbreak Investigation
Over the course of their investigation, Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County found that the Lucky’s Taproom outbreak could be traced back to the house-made mayonnaise. The mayonnaise tested positive for Salmonella. At the time, the source of the mayonnaise’s contamination was unknown.
The eggs used in the mayonnaise were eventually revealed as the likely source of contamination. As Ashley McDonald, spokesperson for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, explained, “The eggs they were using to make the mayonnaise at Lucky’s were not pasteurized, so they weren’t using any kill-step in the process to kill off the pathogen. That pointed to the eggs as potentially being involved in the outbreak.”
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About Salmonella Food Poisoning
Salmonella is a bacterium capable of causing a serious and sometimes life-threatening infection known as salmonellosis. One of the most common foodborne illnesses, it can occur when food contaminated by Salmonella is consumed.
According to the U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are an estimated 1.2 million cases in the U.S. each year, with approximately 400 of those cases resulting in death. The elderly, infants, and those with impaired immune systems are more likely to suffer severe illness.