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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September 17 2017 Clostridium perfringens, Ramsey County, Minnesota jail

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Rice, tamale pie

In September 2017 St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among inmates at the local jail. State health officials tested sample trays of food served for lunch and…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • potatoes

In July 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a restaurant located in Colorado Springs. Two people were ill. One person was laboratory confirmed. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Based o…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Fast Food Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens infections among patrons of a fast food restaurant located in Colorado Springs. A total of 4 people were ill. Two were laboratory confirmed. No one was…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Infections, Rifle Rodeo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

In June 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated a large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens infections among attendees of the Rifle Rodeo held at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on June 5. There were 80 ill persons. Two were laboratory …Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Consumption of Green Chili, Pueblo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chili

In April 2017 four people became ill with Clostridium perfringens following an April 15 meal at a fast food restaurant located in Pueblo, Colorado. Two people were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. C. perfringens was dete…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Monument, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in Monument, Colorado. The implicated meal date was May 16. There were 2 laboratory confirmed cases and 11 probable cases. No one was hospitalized. There…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Kent County, Michigan Jail Linked to Rice and Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Dairy, Cheese

About 250 inmates being held at the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Michigan, developed food poisoning symptoms starting April 15. The cause for the illnesses was determined to be a dish of rice and cheese. It had been prepared in large quantitie…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens Infections, All Seasons Catering, Pueblo, Colorado 2012

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • beef and gravy dish, butter, tomatoes and lettuce

The Pueblo City-County Health Department temporarily closed All Seasons Catering following an outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens among 35 persons who consumed food prepared by All Seasons. Health department investigators found a statistical associa…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated with a Restaurant, Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. The group reported no other meals in common. Thirty-nine restaurant patrons were inte…Read More »

February 12 Pierre-Mitchell High School Boys' Basketball Game Tacos 2012

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Tacos

Laboratory testing identified Clostridium perfringens as the cause of the outbreak associated with the Pierre-Mitchell high school boys’ basketball game held in Pierre, South Dakota, on January 31. The investigation, which included a voluntary ques…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Las Vegas Catered Lunch, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating food prepared by an unlicensed caterer and served at a business luncheon. The isolation of Clostridium perfringens from ham suggested that ham was the vehicle of infection. The cater…Read More »

July 11 Wild Basin Lodge Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating from the buffet at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado, on July 12, 2011.…Read More »

February 11 2011 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Consumption of BBQ Pulled Chicken, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Barbequed Pulled Chicken

At least 30 people became ill due to Clostridium perfringens after eating food served at the Haven Middle School Parent/Teacher Conference. The food had been catered by Merle's Smokehouse of Evanston, Illinois. Clostridium perfringens was isolated f…Read More »

December 11 United Kingdom Cafe Corned Beef Sandwich 2011

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich, Beef, Corned Beef

A man became suddenly ill after eating a corned beef sandwich that had been purchased at a cafe in the United Kingdom. Several hours later he developed organ system failure and subsequently died.…Read More »

December 10 Canada Slovak Legion Turkey 2010

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

A holiday turkey that was served during a Christmas meal on December 14, in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, was named as the cause of an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens. The meal was held at the Slovak Legion.…Read More »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church Dinner, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Turkey

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate at the November 8 turkey dinner held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arkansas City, Kansas. More than 1800 people attended the dinner. Illness symptoms included: vomiting; …Read More »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens At A Catered Luncheon, Tampa, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Poultry, Chicken

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who attended a catered company luncheon. The company was located in Tampa, Florida. The onset of illnesses suggested a common source exposure. The ill persons did not have any other group …Read More »

May 10 Central Lousiana State Psychiatric Hospital Chicken Salad 2010

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry-based salad, chicken salad

Chicken salad was implicated in an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among psychiatric patients and staff at the Central Louisiana State Hospital, in Pineville. Those who had eaten the chicken salad were 23 times more likely to show symptoms. The o…Read More »

February 10 YMCA Leadership Banquet at Raleigh Convention Center Banquet 2010

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

Students who attended a Youth & Government conference at the downtown Raleigh Convention Center abruptly fell ill, on February 13. A total of about 1000 students were registered for the four day event. Investigators found that students who ate chic…Read More »

December 09 Ohio Workplace Roast Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating roast beef at a workplace in Ohio.…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 »

November 09 Illinois Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred in Illinois. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

November 09 South Carolina Fair, Festival, or Temporary Mobile Service Pork Barbeque 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Staphyloccus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque

A multi-pathogen outbreak was associated with eating barbeque pork at a fair, festival, or temporary mobile service in South Carolina. The pathogens were: Clostridium perfringens; Staphylococcus aureus; Salmonella Montevideo.…Read More »

November 09 Wisconsin Workplace Fajitas 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Fajitas

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating fajitas at a workplace in Wisconsin. The fajita ingredients were not described.…Read More »

October 09 2009 Clostridium perfringens at a Michigan Prison and School Beef-Based Soup

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Soup, Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating a beef-based soup at a prison, or school, in Michigan.…Read More »

October 09 North Dakota Caterer Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak occurred among people who had eaten food prepared by a caterer in North Dakota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 09 Nevada Restaurant Refried Beans 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating refried beans at a restaurant in Nevada.…Read More »

September 09 Maryland Caterer Stew/Chili 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Stew Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating stew or chili prepared by a caterer in Maryland. The ingredients of the stew or chili were not described.…Read More »

July 09 South Carolina Banquet Facility Pork Barbeque 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbequed Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating pork barbeque at a banquet facility in South Carolina.…Read More »

June 09 Minnesota Private Home Roast Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast beef at a private home in Minnesota.…Read More »

June 09 Michigan Private Home Pork 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating pork at a private home in Michigan.…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to French Onion Soup, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Soup, French Onion Soup

A confirmed outbreak of clostridium perfringens was associated with eating french onion soup at a restaurant in Wisconsin.…Read More »

May 09 Myrtle Beach Political Event 2009

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

Clostridium perfringens was confirmed as the cause of an outbreak that occurred among persons who attended a political fundraiser held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The event was catered by an unlicensed catere…Read More »

May 09 Ohio School Chicken 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating chicken at a school in Ohio.…Read More »

April 09 Illinois Banquet Facility or Private Home Spaghetti 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Spaghetti

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating spaghetti at a banquet facility or at a private home in Illinois.…Read More »

April 09 Wisconsin Restaurant Unknown 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating at a restaurant in Wisconsin. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

March 09 Idaho Private Home Chicken 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating chicken in a private home in Idaho.…Read More »

February 09 Wisconsin Restaurant Beef Brisket 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Brisket

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten beef brisket at a restaurant in Wisconsin.…Read More »

January 09 Ohio Private Home and School Taco Meat 2009

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, Taco Meat

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating taco meat in a private home or in a school in Ohio. The taco meat ingredients were not described.…Read More »

December 08 Alabama Workplace Turkey and Gravy 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Gravy

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten turkey or gravy in a workplace setting in Alabama.…Read More »

November 08 Wisconsin School Roast Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A dual outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni and Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast beef at a school in Wisconsin.…Read More »

November 08 Michigan Nursing Home Pork Barbeque 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Pork Barbeque, Barbequed pork

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten pork barbeque at a nursing home in Michigan.…Read More »

November 08 2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Louisiana Prison

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

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten stuffing at a prison in Louisiana. The stuffing ingredients were not described.…Read More »

October 08 New York Banquet Facility Pork Gravy and Roasted Pork 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Roasted Pork Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Gravy, Pork Gravy

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roasted pork, or pork gravy, while at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

October 08 West Geauga High School Football Banquet Roast Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast beef served during a banquet. The banquet was held at the the West Geauga High School for the football team. Prime rib beef and potatoes were provided by a lo…Read More »

October 08 Wisconsin Other Location Roast Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast beef in Wisconsin. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Private Home Taco Meat 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, Taco Meat

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten taco meat at a private home in Minnesota. The type of meat was not described.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Wisconsin Jail Linked to a casserole

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Casserole Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Ground Turkey

Jail inmates reported illness after eating casserole served during the evening meal on August 7. The casserole was made with leftover ingredients from previous meals, including macaroni, ground beef, ground turkey. Clostridium Perfringens was isola…Read More »

August 08 Iowa Workplace Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten at a workplace in Iowa. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 Washington Workplace Miscellaneous 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Miscellaneous

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred in a workplace in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was described only as "miscellaneous."…Read More »

July 08 Illinois Restaurant Sour Cream 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Sour Cream

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten sour cream at a restaurant in Illinois.…Read More »

July 08 Wisconsin Banquet Facility Roast Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast beef while at a banquet facility in Wisconsin.…Read More »

June 08 Michigan Private Home Ground Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten ground beef while at a private home in Michigan.…Read More »

May 08 New York Church Kidney Beans 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten kidney beans while at a church in New York state.…Read More »

May 08 Pennsylvania Restaurant Chicken Fajitas, Fried Rice, Refried Beans, Tortillas, Tomatoes 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens, Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Rice, Fried Rice, Beans, Refried Beans Fruit, Tomatoes Poultry, Chicken Fajitas Tortillas

A confirmed, dual pathogen outbreak of Clostridium perfringens and Bacillus cereus occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Pennsylvania. The vehicles of infection were: chicken fajitas; fried rice; refried beans; tortillas; tomatoes.…Read More »

April 08 Tennessee Unknown Location Chicken Soup 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Poultry Dishes, Chicken Soup

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among those who ate chicken soup at an unknown location in Tennessee.…Read More »

April 08 Wisconsin Restaurant 3 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Wisconsin. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

March 08 Colorado Restaurant Refried Beans, Spanish Rice 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Refried Beans, Rice, Spanish Rice

Two people became ill due to Clostridium perfringens after eating refried beans or Spanish rice while at a restaurant in Colorado.…Read More »

March 08 South Carolina Fair/Temporary Mobile Service Pork Barbeque 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Pork Barbeque

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten pork barbeque during a fair, or festival, in South Carolina.…Read More »

February 08 2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Larimer County Jail Linked to Chili

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium pefringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison facility in Colorado. Chili was named as the vehicle of infection. The chili had been cooled too slowly after it had been cooked.…Read More »

February 08 Wisconsin Church Beef-Based Soup 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef-based Soup

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten a beef-based soup while at a church in Wisconsin.…Read More »

January 08 Michigan Hot Dog and Chili Sauce 2008

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Hot Dog Chili Sauce

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten hots dogs and chili sauce while in a workplace setting. The chili sauce ingredients were not described.…Read More »

December 07 Colorado Restaurant Refried Beans 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to eating refried beans at a restaurant in Colorado.…Read More »

December 07 Illinois Private Home Roast Pork 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Roast Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten roast pork at a private home in Illinois.…Read More »

December 07 Oregon Banquet Facility Prime Rib 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Prime Rib

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to eating prime rib at a banquet facility in the state of Oregon.…Read More »

December 07 Florida Church Baked Chicken 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Baked Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate baked chicken while at a church in Florida.…Read More »

November 07 2007 Clostridium perfringens at a Georgia Prison Linked to Consumption of Beef Stew

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Dishes, Beef Stew

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to eating beef stew at a prison in the state of Georgia.…Read More »

November 07 South Carolina Restaurant Chicken Fajita, Guacamole, Refried Beans 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Poultry Dishes, Chicken fajita Sauce, Guacamole Grains, Beans, Refried

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in South Carolina. Chicken fajitas, guacamole, and refried beans were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

November 07 California Restaurant Turkey 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate turkey(unspecified preparation) while at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

October 07 South Carolina Church Gravy and Steak 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens, Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces, Gravy Beef, Steak

A confirmed, dual outbreak of Bacillus cereus and Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate steak, or gravy, during a meal served at a South Carolina church.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Pueblo County, Colorado Jail

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Hot Dog Chili Sauce

Inmates at a Pueblo County, Colorado, jail began reporting gastrointestinal illness in the last first week of September. The number ill quickly increased forcing a massive program of isolation and reorganization of the inmates. Ill people had to be…Read More »

September 07 Minnesota Church Roasted Pork 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Roasted Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate roasted pork at a church event in Minnesota.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Baked Vegetables, Potatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate turkey or potatoes at a church located in South Carolina.…Read More »

September 07 Oregon Restaurant Sausage and Gravy 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces, Gravy Sausage

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a restaurant in Oregon. Gravy and sausage (type not named) were named as the vehicles of infection.…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 07 2007 Clostridium Perfringens at a Washington State Prison, Unknown vehicle

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to a prison in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 07 New York Camp Roast Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among campers in New York state. Roast beef was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

July 07 Illinois Office Setting Shredded Chicken 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Shredded Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people in an office setting in Illinois. Shredded chicken was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

July 07 Wisconsin Restaurant and Wedding Reception Roast Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate roast beef at a restaurant and wedding reception in Wisconsin.…Read More »

July 07 New York Private Home Chicken Roti 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Curry Bread, Roti

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a private home in New York state. Chicken roti, a spiced, curried chicken served with an unleavened flatbread, was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

June 07 Iowa School Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to eating at a school in Iowa. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

May 07 2007 Clostridium perfringens at New Jersey Prison Linked to Turkey Ziti Casserole

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Casserole Poultry, Turkey

A large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison in New Jersey. A turkey ziti casserole was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 Ohio Office Setting and Home Shredded Chicken 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Shredded

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred in Ohio among people eating the same food in an office setting and at home. The named vehicle of infection was shredded chicken.…Read More »

April 07 Georgia Church or Temple Curry Chicken 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Curry

In Georgia, there was a confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among people who shared a meal at a church or temple. The named vehicle of infection was chicken curry.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Louisiana Prison

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison in Louisiana. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

March 07 Georgia Birthday Party 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Gravy

A birthday party in early March resulted in one hundred illness. An unlicensed caterer provided dinner for the 120 guests of chicken, gravy, rice, macaroni and cheese, green beans, cake, tea, and lemonade. Poison control was phoned when guests repo…Read More »

March 07 Washington State, Location not Described, Beef Stew 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Dishes, Beef Stew

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a location that was not described. Beef stew was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

March 07 California Private Home Beans 2007

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

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to eating at a private home in California. Beans were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

February 07 Wyoming School Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Unspecified

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a school in Wyoming. Beef was named as the vehicle of infection. No further information about the beef was available.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Stew/Chili at a School, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Stew, Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a school in Arizona. Stew/chili was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 Stew or Chili 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Stew, Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate at a private home in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was named as a stew or chili. The ingredients of the stew or chili were not given.…Read More »

January 07 South Carolina Unknown Chicken Salad 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry-based salad, poultry, chicken salad

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at an unidentified location in South Carolina. Chicken salad was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 Minnesota Restaurant Prime Rib 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Prime Rib

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was confirmed among patrons of a Minnesota restaurant. Prime rib was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 Wisconsin Restaurant Refried Beans 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among patrons of a Wisconsin restaurant. Refried beans were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 Michigan Office Setting Refried Beans, Chicken Enchilada 2007

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Refried Beans, Chicken Enchilada Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred in an office setting in Michigan. Refried beans and chicken enchiladas were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

December 06 Christmas Luncheon Turkey 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

Grant County, Oklahoma, residents attending a Christmas luncheon December 4 reported becoming ill later in the evening and early the next morning. A retrospective cohort study by Oklahoma health department officials determined the illness was likely…Read More »

December 06 Kansas Office Setting Roast Turkey 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Roast Turkey

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating roast turkey in an office setting in Kansas.…Read More »

December 06 New Hampshire Workplace Cafeteria Prime Rib Steak 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Prime Rib

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating steak, or prime rib, while in a workplace cafeteria in New Hampshire.…Read More »

December 06 New York Fair or Temporary Mobile Service Beef Chili 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating beef chili at a fair or through a temporary mobile service in New York state.…Read More »

December 06 Louisiana Banquet Facility Seafood Pasta, Roast Beef, Rice Dishes 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Pasta Dishes, Seafood Pasta, Rice Dishes Beef, Roast Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating seafood pasta, roast beef, or rice dishes while at a banquet facility in Louisiana.…Read More »

November 06 New York Teacher Appreciation Luncheon at a School Meatballs in Sauce or Sausage and Peppers 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • meatballs, sausage, peppers

School staff became ill after a Teacher Appreciation luncheon served at a school in Sullivan County, New York. No students were affected by the outbreak. A volunteer who had acted as an unlicensed caterer prepared food at home for the event. All ill …Read More »

November 06 New York Private Home Chicken Gravy, Macaroni and Cheese, Yellow Rice 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Chicken Gravy Grains, Pasta, Macaroni and Cheese, Rice Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten in a private home. The vehicles of infection were chicken gravy, macaroni and cheese, and yellow rice.…Read More »

November 06 New Hampshire Office Setting Beef-Based Soup or Chicken Noodle Soup 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Soup Beef Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Noodle Soup

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating beef-based soup or chicken noodle soup in an office setting in New Hampshire.…Read More »

November 06 California Private Home Beef Meatballs 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Dishes, Meatballs

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating beef meatballs in a private home in California.…Read More »

October 06 Minnesota Restaurant 12 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating in a restaurant in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 06 Louisiana Restaurant and Banquet Facility Roast Pork and Seafood Pasta 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Roasted Pork Grains, Pasta, Seafood Pasta

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating roast pork or seafood pasta at a banquet facility or a restaurant.…Read More »

July 06 New York Banquet Facility Cheese Tortellini, Seafood Dish, or Fried Shrimp 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Cheese Tortellini Dairy, Cheese Seafood, Seafood Dish, Shellfish, Fried Shrimp

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten at a banquet facility. The vehicles of infection were described as cheese tortellini, a seafood dish(not described), or fried shrimp.…Read More »

July 06 Connecticut Private Home Refried Beans 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people in a private home who had eaten refried beans.…Read More »

March 06 2006 Clostridium perfringens at a Alabama Jail Linked to Consumption of Chicken

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

Inmates of an Alabama jail who had eaten baked chicken developed illness suspected to be caused by Clostridium perfringens. This large outbreak skewed the Center for Disease Control's annual foodborne illness data for 2006. While Clostridium perfri…Read More »

March 06 2006 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at an Illinois Workplace Linnked to Beef Burritos

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Burritos Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten beef burritos in a workplace setting in Illinois.…Read More »

March 06 Virginia Restaurant 3 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating at a restaurant in Virginia. The vehicle of infection was not determined.…Read More »

February 06 2006 Clostridium perfringens at an Arizona Prison Turkey Burrito

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Burritos Poultry, Turkey Turkey Burritos

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten turkey burritos at a prison in Arizona.…Read More »

January 06 2006 Clostridium perfringens at a California Prison

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Miscellaneous

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people at a California prison. The vehicle of infection was described only as "miscellaneous."…Read More »

March 05 Refried Beans 2005

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Legume, Beans, Refried

Diners at an Anoka, Minnesota, restaurant reported gastrointestinal illness in March. A list of recent patrons allowed epidemiologists to establish the extent of the outbreak and the food histories of the ill. A total of ten people were identified …Read More »

February 05 Fergus Falls Restaurant Prime Rib 2005

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Prime Rib

The Minnesota Department of Health foodborne illness hotline recieved a call on February 10 regarding three ill people who had all dined at a prime rib restaurant in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. A second report came in three days later. Epidemiologists…Read More »

December 04 2004 Wayzata Catered Meal

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A Wayzata, Minnesota, deli owner contacted the state health department after receiving reports that a catered meal, that had been arranged by the deli, resulted in a significant amount of illness. Between 350 and 400 people ate at the catered event.…Read More »

November 04 Hy Vee Grocery for Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church Thanksgiving Dinner 2004

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • poultry, turkey

More than 100 people became ill after eating a Thanksgiving meal. The Cedar Falls, Hy-Vee grocery store prepared the foods that were served at the Thanksgiving dinner the Cedar Heights Presbyterian Church; some of these meals were delivered to priva…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens, Anoka County Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Submarine

An Anoka County, Minnesota, restaurant owner received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among people who ate a 12 foot club party submarine sandwich at a birthday party on June 5. Ingredients in the submarine sandwich included bologna, salami, …Read More »

February 99 Olmstead County Restaurant Lasagna 1999

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna

Several members of a group became ill after eating at a restaurant in Rochester, Minnesota, on February 15. No other common meals were identified among the group. Clostridium perfringens was suspected as the cause of this outbreak based on the clin…Read More »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of Suspected Clostridium perfringens at a Catered Luncheon, Cook Rapids, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Dishes

Employees of a medical clinic in Coon Rapids, Minnesota, developed gastroenteritis after eating a catered luncheon that had been prepared by a restaurant. None of the three stool specimens collected identified a pathogen. Eating chicken dishes (i.…Read More »

May 97 Allen County Hotel Restaurant Shrimp 1997

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Shrimp

An outbreak caused by Clostridium perfringens toxin was linked to peel-n-eat, shrimp consumed from a lunch buffet at an Allen County hotel restaurant, in Indiana. Food poisoning caused by this toxin can usually be attributed to temperature abuse.…Read More »

November 95 California Juvenile Detention Facility Turkey 1995

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Gravy

Inadequate cooking of large pieces of turkey, slow cooling, and insufficient reheating were cited as the contributing factors in an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a juvenile detection facility in California. About 40% of the detained juvenil…Read More »

March 93 Ohio Saint Patrick's Day Corned Beef 1993

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Corned Beef

In Cleveland, Ohio, one hundred fifty six persons became ill after eating corned beef that had been purchased from one delicatessen. Symptoms included abdominal cramps and vomiting. No one required hospitalization. The corned beef had been held at…Read More »

March 93 Virginia Saint Patrick's Day Corned Beef 1993

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Corned Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who had eaten a traditional corned beef dinner in Virginia. Corned beef was the only food item statistically associated with illness. Clostridium perfringens was isolated from lef…Read More »

November 90 Cake Decorators' Conference Minestrone Soup 1990

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Soup, Minestrone

An outbreak of gastrointestinal illness occurred among attendees of a conference of cake decorators held in Michigan. Ill persons were almost five times more likely to have consumed minestrone soup than were those who were not ill. Clostridium perfr…Read More »

November 85 Connecticut Factory Employee Banquet 1985

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces, Gravy

A Clostridium perfringens gastroenteritis outbreak occurred among employees of a Connecticut factory. Although the same foods were served, banquet style, to all three shifts, the attack rate was almost twice as high for those who ate on the day shift…Read More »

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