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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July 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beans

On July 23, 2016 a large group of people attended a banquet in Aurora Colorado. Within one hour the first cases of illness was reported. In total 26 people became ill. The median incubation period was 8.8 hours (range, 1 hour to 19.8 hours). All 26 p…Read More »

October 13 2013 Salmonella Senftenberg Outbreak at Church Fundraiser, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, beans

In October 2013 public health officials in Alabama investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg among persons who ate food at a community fundraiser in Athens, Alabama. The event called "Bean Day" is an annual event organized and hosted by the …Read More »

December 09 2009 Clostridium perfringens at a Colorado Prison Linked to Beans

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating beans at a prison facility in Colorado.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Colorado Prison Linked to Chili Beans

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a Colorado prison. Chili with beans was described as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

August 04 2004 Bacillus cereus at a Palm Beach Prison Linked to Consumption of Deli Meat or Beans

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Bologna Grains, Beans, Baked

Inmates at a Palm Beach County, Florida, prison facility reported illness starting on September 15, 2004. Prisoners reported gastrointestinal distress after a meal of meat sandwiches and baked beans. The baked beans were determined to be the likely …Read More »

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