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 Typhimurium, The Grille at Gold Dust West, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In March 2019 the Nevada Division of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to the Grille at Gold Dust West in Elko, Nevada. Thirty eight cases were identified. Of these, 29 were laboratory confirmed. Two of these wer…Read More »

May 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Gravel Ridge Farms

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

Forty four people were infected with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with consuming eggs from Gravel Ridge Farms. Illnesses were reported from 11 states. Illness onsets ranged from May 17, 2018 to August 26, 2018. Twe…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In February 2017 public health officials in Oklahoma investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among residents at a long term care facility located in Oklahoma City. Nine people reported symptoms. Six were laboratory confirmed with Salmonell…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Oak Grove Eatery, Wooster, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • hollandaise sauce, raw eggs

In May 2016 state and local public health officials in Ohio investigated a foodborne illness outbreak among customers of Oak Grove Eatery, a restaurant located in Wooster. A total of 29 ill cases were identified. Seventeen cases were laboratory confi…Read More »

April 16 2016 Salmonella Oranienburg and Good Earth Egg Company Shell Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

In early October 2016 the CDC, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Agriculture, several states and the FDA announced an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to consumption of shell eggs distributed …Read More »

June 15 2015 Father Day Brunch Salmonella, Seattle, WA

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

As many as 16 people were sickened with Salmonella from raw eggs used in Father's Day brunch dishes served at Tallulah's Restaurant in Seattle. There were 9 confirmed cases and 7 probable cases. One person was hospitalized. The infections were trace…Read More »

May 14 2014 Salmonella at Proper Restaurant, Boone, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Public health officials in Boone, North Carolina investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among individuals who ate at Proper Restaurant on or after Saturday, May 17, 2014. There were 37 reported cases, 14 were confirmed with Salmonella. The suspected…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at an Assisted Living Facility, Cohasset, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In August 2013 routine surveillance interviews of two Salmonella Enteritidis cases that had the same pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern, SE1B1 (Minnesota designation), conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) revealed that b…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to a Minneapolis Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

Two cases of Salmonella Enteritidis were linked to a restaurant located in Minneapolis in July 2012. Meal dates for the two cases were July 8 and July 15. One case reported consuming eggs benedict. The second case reported eating granola and a small …Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Lake City, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In April 2012 Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Wabasha County Public Health Environmental Health staff conducted an outbreak investigation among patrons of a Lake City, Minnesota restaurant. A total of 26 restau…Read More »

March 12 2012 Toast of Dilworth Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise sauce

In March 2012 the Mecklenburg County Health Department investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis among customers of the Toast of Dilworth Cafe in Charlotte. Health department investigators reported at least 29 ill persons with 15 p…Read More »

January 12 2012 Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with a Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDA), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the City of St. Paul investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred among persons who attended a private event held…Read More »

August 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Consumption of Larry Schultz Organic Farms Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating organic eggs produced by Larry Schultz Organic Farms, Owatonna, Minnesota. At least six illnesses were attributed to this outbreak. The illnesses occurred in adults and children in a …Read More »

July 11 2011 Staphylococcus aureus at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

A confirmed outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus was associated with eating hollandaise sauce, or eggs benedict, for breakfast, on July 17, at the Portland Crowne Plaza Hotel. Six of the ill were at the hotel to participate in the National Association …Read More »

April 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Guests at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs, scrambled

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with a destination wedding held at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. Wedding participants were from Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Germany.…Read More »

July 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at The Fort Restaurant, Morrison, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

At least 29 people became ill from Salmonella enteritidis after eating at The Fort Restaurant between July 10 and July 16. This restaurant looks like a fort from the 1800's and is located in Morrison, Colorado. The outbreak was suspected to have be…Read More »

November 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant Linked to Homemade Tartar Sauce, Mayonnaise, and Vegetable-Based Salads, Egg Ingredient

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce, Mayonnaise, Tartar Vegetables Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating homemade tartar sauce or mayonnaise or vegetable-based salads in a restaurant. These items had been contaminated by the egg that was used as an ingredient.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Camp in Oregon Linked to Consumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs, scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating scrambled eggs while at a camp in Oregon.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Private Home, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating lasagna at a private home in Virginia. The lasagna was made with egg; egg was named as the contaminated ingredient.…Read More »

March 08 2008 Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Consumption of Scrambled Eggs, New York State

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten scrambled eggs while at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

December 08 2008 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs Imported Into British Columbia From the United States

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis began in 2008 and was linked to the consumption of eggs. At least 500 cases were confirmed. It was estimated that for every confirmed case there were between 13 and 37 other cases in the population. The eggs w…Read More »

December 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs and Dessert at a Pennsylvania Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Desserts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to eating eggs, or desserts, at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Scrambled Eggs at an Indiana Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among diners at an Indiana restaurant. Scrambled eggs were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis and Consumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in the United States in 2007. The states of residence were not described. The exposure location was described as private homes.…Read More »

November 06 2006 Arizona Restaurant or Private Home Over-Easy Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Over-Easy

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten over-easy style eggs at a restaurant or in a private home in Arizona.…Read More »

May 04 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs, Mora, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell and Pooled Cross-contamination Food Worker

A state epidemiologist performing a review of the Salmonella Enteritidis cases from the past months noted that three of the cases had reported eating at the same restaurant in Mora, Minnesota. Further investigation showed that all three cases were t…Read More »

October 03 2003 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, French Toast

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. French toast or eggs were the vehicles of infection. Upon investigation, seven food workers were found to be infected with the same strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

June 01 2001 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs. North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell Eggs

An increase in Salmonella Enteritidis cases was detected. Cases occurred throughout the state and were associated with eating eggs. One of the strains of Salmonella Enteritidis was the same strain of Salmonella that had been implicated in an outbr…Read More »

June 01 2001 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota Restaurant Linked to Conumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Eggs were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota restaurant. The investigation revealed that two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

September 00 2000 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Eggs were suspected in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a restaurant in Minnesota. The investigation revealed that two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

July 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Arizona Mexican Chain Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Chile Rellenos Cross Contamination

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department personnel became aware of an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with eating at restaurants of a local Mexican restaurant chain. Fourteen of the 22 people who had laboratory confirmed illne…Read More »

August 97 1997 Salmonella enteritidis linked to cheesecake, Los Angeles, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dish, Cheesecake

Thirteen people associated with a Los Angeles, California, Girl Scout troop came down with Salmonellosis after eating at a group meal. The illness were linked to raw egg yolks and whites in a cheesecake made at the meal. The eggs had been cooked in…Read More »

December 97 1997 Wisconsin Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise sauce, Egg Dishes, Eggs Benedict, Meringue topping, Omelet

Reported Salmonella Enteritidis infections had doubled during 1997 in Wisconsin. In particular phage type 13a was identified. However, during November, an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 8, occurred among restaurant patrons who ate E…Read More »

December 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in South Carolina. Eggs were named as the implicated vehicle.…Read More »

November 95 1995 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Turkey Stuffing, Las Vegas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Stuffing Eggs

Six persons who attended a Thanksgiving dinner at a private home and one person who ate Thanksgiving dinner leftovers became ill. Two people were hospitalized due to dehydration. Another person was found comatose at home and subsequently died from …Read More »

June 95 1995 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Nursing Home

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Baked Eggs

Baked eggs that were served on June 7 were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 13A, at a nursing home. One hundred eighty eggs were cracked and pooled for cooking in a single eight inch deep pan. The eggs were not stirre…Read More »

September 94 1994 Schwan's Ice Cream Contaminated by Raw Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream Eggs

The Minnesota Department of Health noted a sharp increase in reports of Salmonella Enteritidis. A few weeks later, the FDA and state health officials determined that contaminated ice cream was the likely cause. The ice cream products were distribut…Read More »

September 93 1993 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Ice Cream, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Home Made Ice Cream

Raw eggs were used to make ice cream for a hospital sponsored cookout. Twelve of fourteen people who attended the cookout became ill; eleven remembered eating ice cream. No other food item was associated with illness. Salmonella Enteritidis, phage…Read More »

October 90 1990 Salmonella enteritidis linked to meringue topping, Cocke County, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Dishes, Meringue Topping, Banana Pudding

Homemade banana pudding with a meringue topping was attributed to be the cause of a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak involving two east Tennessee families. The pudding had been heated for 30 minutes, and the meringue was briefly broiled.…Read More »

December 90 1990 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs in Pennsylvania Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in Pennsylvania. Eggs were the implicated vehicle.…Read More »

July 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Baby Shower, New York

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Baked Ziti Pasta Dish

Twenty one of 24 persons who attended a baby shower developed gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. Eating a homemade baked ziti pasta dish was associated with illness. the dish was made with raw egg and ricotta cheese and with a cooked…Read More »

October 85 1985 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Consumption of Eggs at a Convention in New Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Pooled Eggs

The October 7 breakfast at a convention was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg. The only food significantly associated with illness was eggs. The eggs that were served at the meal were not available for culture. Other eggs from t…Read More »

August 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Restaurant Chain, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Three restaurants in a restaurant chain in Maryland were the locations where patrons and employees were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis. In one restaurant scrambled eggs that were served in the breakfast bar were associated with illness. Eggs wer…Read More »

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