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 20 2020 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections Linked to Clover Sprouts at Jimmy John's Restaurants

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Clover Sprouts

In February 2020 the CDC announced an investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O103 linked to consumption of clover sprouts on sandwiches sold at Jimmy John's restaurants. On April 22, 2020 investigators declared the outbreak over. There were 51 repor…Read More »

March 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • ground beef

In April 2019 public health officials announced a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O103 infections. Preliminary epidemiologic information suggests that ground beef is the source of this outbreak. On June 19, 2019 the outbreak appeared to be ov…Read More »

July 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 and E. coli O103:H2, Wyoming

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Between July and November 2004, in Lincoln County, Wyoming, six reported cases of enterohemorrhagic E. coli were identified. An extensive food history questionnaire was conducted with the cases along with enhanced laboratory testing through the Wyom…Read More »

July 00 2000 Outbreak of E. coli O103 linked to Consumption of Punch, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beverage, Drink, Punch

An outbreak of E. coli O103 occurred in Washington state in July 2000. The implicated vehicle was contaminated fruit punch. Illnesses were confirmed by the use of serology (blood work). Eighteen people were ill. Two were hospitalized. There were no…Read More »

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