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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November 02 School Lunch Chicken Tenders 2002

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken tenders

An outbreak of headache or gastrointestinal irritation occurred abruptly at two Illinois schools shortly after lunch was served on November 25. The students reported that the chicken tenders smelled unusual. Eating chicken tenders was associated wi…Read More »

October 85 1985 Ammonia Contamination in Pasteurized Carton Milk

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

At least 20 school children developed symptoms of ammonia poisoning after drinking carton milk served at their schools. The milk was produced by a Wisconsin milk producer. Five days previous to the illnesses, the producer had noted an ammonia leak …Read More »

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