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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June 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella at Kitty’s Restaurant, North Reading, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Antipasto salad

Local and state public health officials in Massachusetts investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Kitty’s Restaurant located in North Reading. Illnesses occurred in June 2018. Thirty-nine people became ill. Nine were laboratory confirmed w…Read More »

January 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with eating at a restaurant in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider, Unpasteurized

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Massachusetts among people who drank unpasteurized, apple cider. The location of exposure was not described.…Read More »

June 07 2007 Salmonella Montevideo at a Massachusetts Jail

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred at a prison facility in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among patrons of a restaurant in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Strawberries or Blueberries, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in Massachusetts. The vehicles were strawberries or blueberries.…Read More »

October 91 1991 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Apple Juice, Apple Cider

Drinking apple cider from a specific cider mill in Massachusetts was statistically associated with E. coli O157:H7 infection. Fortunately the number of contaminated lots of apple cider were small. Cultures of ten cider containers purchased from the…Read More »

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