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Adrift Restaurant Salmonella Outbreak

A September 2005 Salmonella outbreak in Skagit County, Washington, was traced to the consumption of crab cakes at Adrift restaurant in Anacortes. The Skagit County Public Health Department (SCPHD) investigated the outbreak after two individuals were hospitalized with Salmonella infection at Island Hospital in Anacortes within days of eating at the restaurant.

SCPHD investigators inspected the restaurant, and learned that ten whole raw eggs were mixed into each batch of crab cakes, and that the cakes were approximately one and one-quarter inches thick and two inches in diameter. SCPHD concluded, “The crab cakes were of a thickness to make thorough cooking on the grill without burning unlikely.”

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