Foodborne Illness Outbreak Database

This database provides summaries of significant food and water related outbreaks occurring since 1984 caused by E. coli, Salmonella, Hepatitis A, Campylobacter and other pathogens. Read more »

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January 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to frozen tuna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tuna

In 2019 the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to consumption of sushi made with frozen raw tuna. As of May 20, 2019, 15 people infected with the…Read More »

January 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Backyard Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry

As of June 13, 2019 a total of 279 cases of Salmonellosis had been reported by 41 states. Forty people required hospitalization. No deaths had been reported. Epidemiologic and laboratory evidence indicate that contact with backyard poultry such as ch…Read More »

August 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at a Church Supper, Highland, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tomatoes

In August 2018 the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and Doniphan County Health Department (DCHD) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections associated with an Indian Taco Dinner held at the Highland United Methodist P…Read More »

August 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

In October 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. ground beef. On March 22, 2019, the outbreak was declared over. Four hundred three people people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported by …Read More »

October 17 2017 Salmonella Newport and Pre-cut fruit, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe

In December 2017 Washington State Department of Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. Twenty four cases from Washington (21) …Read More »

July 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • papayas

In September 2017 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport (n=3) and Salmonella Infantis (n=1) linked to consumption of imported Maradol papayas produced by Rancho El Ganadero farm and distributed by Caraveo Produce in Mexico. Ill…Read More »

January 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • coconut, JJPX01.0199, JKXX01.0191, JKXX01.1718

On January 16, 2018 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak investigation of Salmonella linked to consumption of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Company. The outbreak was declared over on Febr…Read More »

October 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

Local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections with illness onset dates ranging from October 1, 2016 to July 19, 2017. A total of 106 cases were identified in 21 states. Among 88 (83%) patie…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonellosis Associated with Kansas State Fair Food Vendor, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among persons who consum…Read More »

August 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local, state and federal public health officials and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport. Dates of illness onsets ranged from August 14, 2018 to July 23, 2017. Fifty-three cases were reported by 17 states. Nine people w…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Baja Fresh, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 public health investigators in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to having eaten at Hollywood Baja Fresh in Portland. A total of 13 cases were reported with illness onset occurring between June 5 and July 12, 2…Read More »

October 15 2015-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella (Multiple Seriotypes) Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pig Ear Pet Treats

In early July 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak of human infections of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, Infantis, Newport, and London linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. On October 30, 2019 the CDC declared the outbreak over. In total there were 15…Read More »

August 15 2015 Salmonella Newport Outbreak, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tomatoes

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture investigators reported an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among customers of 17 different Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The MDH Public Health Laboratory detected two PF…Read More »

May 14 2014 Salmonella Newport Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In August 2014 public health investigators detected an increase in Salmonella Newport through surveillance of PulseNet, a national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease. A total of 275 cases were reported from 29 states and the District …Read More »

February 14 2014 Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry

In May 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis or Salmonella Newport linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. On October 21, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. The number of outbreak associated cases was 363 persons repor…Read More »

January 14 2014 Salmonella Newport, Hartford and Oranienburg Linked to Chia Powder

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia powder

On June 2, 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder. The outbreak was declared over on August 13, 2014. There were a total of 31 outbreak associated cases. Twenty persons were infected with Salmonella …Read More »

December 13 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chia Seed Powder, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia seeds

Four strains of Salmonella - Newport, Hartford, Oranienburg, and Saintpaul were linked to illnesses in residents of four provinces in Canada in 2014. In total 52 cases were identified - 13 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta, 26 in Ontario and 3 in Qu…Read More »

June 13 2013 Salmonella Newport Infections Associated with Beef, Minnesota and Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In June 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory (PHL) determined that a clinical Salmonella Newport isolate submitted through routine surveillance had an indistinguishable PFGE pattern to 7 clinical isolates in Wiscons…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

August 12 2012 Multiple-serotype Salmonella Outbreaks in Two State Prisons - Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry based salad, chicken salad, Eggs

More than 528 inmates and staff at two Arkansas state prisons in August 2012. One of the prisons was identified as the Arkansas Department of Correction's Tucker Unit. Approximately 351 inmates and staff were ill at the Tucker Unit. Results from an…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

May 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Associated with a Graduation Party, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among individuals who attended a graduation party held at a private residence on May 12. Five of 6 laboratory confirmed cases of S. Newport were interview…Read More »

March 12 2012 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

As of June 7, 2012 a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille. Among the persons who reported the date they became ill, illnesses bega…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at El Gran Burrito Express Linked to Steak Taco Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Steak Taco Salad

In July 2011 a confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was associated with eating at two of three restaurants owned and operated by the same family in the Chicago area. The outbreak was first reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDP…Read More »

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