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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August 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Attributed to (Suspected) Lectin Toxin, Bellingham, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Cranberry Beans

Twenty-six people developed gastroenteritis attributed to suspected lectin toxin as a result of eating undercooked cranberry beans at a restaurant located in Bellingham, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 31, 2017.…Read More »

January 08 2008 Outbreak of Diarrhea Suspected to be Caused by Lectin, China

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Kidney Beans

More than 300 Chinese workers became ill in Shenzhen after eating at the factory canteen. They all ate chinese cabbage and kidney beans for lunch. Undercooked kidney beans contain a toxin, called lectin, which could cause diarrhea if the beans are …Read More »

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