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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March 13 2013 Diarrheal Illness Assocaited with a Restaurant, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • fish

In March 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of diarrheal illnesses among patrons of a restaurant located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The initial complainant reported symptoms of one episode of diarrhea, profuse pers…Read More »

March 07 2007 Scombroid Fish Poisoning, Lee County, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Three diners at a Lee County, Florida, restaurant on March 30, reported symptoms similar to allergic reactions upon taking one bite of Escolar fish. One of the cases was taken to the emergency room where she was given antihistamines. A second case …Read More »

March 07 2007 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning at a Restaurant, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

A confirmed outbreak of scombroid poisoning occurred among people dining at a Florida restaurant. Escolar fish was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Wisconsin Restaurant Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Escolar fish at a restaurant in Wisconsin.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Outbreak of Scombroid poisoning, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating escolar fish at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

November 04 2004 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Related to Escolar, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

In November, two separate reports of scombroid toxin poisoning were reported to local health departments in Washington. Both groups of case-patients had consumed escolar prior to symptom onset. One group had participated in a cooking class where th…Read More »

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