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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February 19 2019 Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Supermercado Rivera, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Carnitas

In March 2019 public health officials in Illinois investigated and outbreak of Salmonella Infantis linked to food purchased at Supermercado Rivera located at 4334 West 51st Street in Chicago. In total there were 29 confirmed cases and 56 probable cas…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of E. Coli O157 Among Customers of Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, Chicago

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • cilantro

In June 2016 Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), other area local health departments and the Illinois Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 occurring among customers of Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill in Chicago.…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 »

October 90 1990 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at a Chicago Convention

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Dishes, Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

A bread pudding with vanilla dessert was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis, phage type 8. No other foods were associated with illness. The outbreak occurred among persons who attended a convention on September 30, 1990. The bread…Read More »

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