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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December 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Rojo Mexican Bistro, Rochester, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Michigan public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul infections occurring among patrons of Rojo Mexican Bistro located in Rochester, Michigan. The outbreak was announced in June 2017. Fifteen cases were reported. Cases re…Read More »

July 14 2014 Salmonella Outbreak at the Reading Summer Festival, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Forty-one persons among the 250 people who attended the Reading Summer Festival Days in Reading, Michigan became ill with Salmonella. Eight persons were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella; 33 people were considered to be "probable cases." the fes…Read More »

October 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Muskegon County, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, raw

In November 2013 staff at Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among patrons of Pints and Quarts Restaurant and C.F. Prime, a single restaurant with two dining rooms and separate menus. Outbreak asso…Read More »

August 12 2012 E. coli at Saginaw Correctional Facility

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

The Saginaw Correctional Facility was placed under quarantine due to an outbreak of E. coli in August and September 2012. At least 89 prisoners and 7 staff were ill. The majority of cases were reported from August 27-30, with 2 cases on September 2 …Read More »

July 12 Norovirus Outbreak at Margarita's Restaurant, Holland, Michigan - July 31, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Mexican Food, Unspecified

About 200 people reported becoming ill in late July 2012 as a result of eating at Margarita's Restaurant located at 495 West 17th Street in Holland, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Community Health Bureau of Laboratory Services isolated norovir…Read More »

July 12 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at a Pool Party, Hillsdale County, Michigan, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidum
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, recreational

Branch-Hillsdale-St.Joseph Community Health Agency (CHA) reported an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis in 28 people who participated in a private pool party. Investigators said the problem resulted from improper operation of a system that uses salt to c…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Kent County, Michigan Jail Linked to Rice and Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Dairy, Cheese

About 250 inmates being held at the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Michigan, developed food poisoning symptoms starting April 15. The cause for the illnesses was determined to be a dish of rice and cheese. It had been prepared in large quantitie…Read More »

March 10 2010 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Forest Grove Dairy

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who consumed raw milk products obtained from the Family Farms Cooperative in Vandalia, Michigan. The Family Farms Cooperative operated a cow share program where members own part of a cow and …Read More »

December 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred in Michigan. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

August 07 2007 Norovirus at a Michigan Prison

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was linked to a prison in the state of Michigan. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Staphylococcus aureus at a Ottawa County Jail Linked to Powdered Milk

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Powdered

Inmates at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex jail, in Michigan, suffered gastrointestinal illness on May 17 after breakfast. An investigation found the vehicle to be powdered milk, that was improperly cooled after being mixed with hot water. This …Read More »

April 05 2005 Salmonella enteritidis at Fern Hill Golf and Country Club

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Eclair, Cream Filling

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to after-concert events at the Macomb County Community College Performing Arts Center in Clinton Township, Michigan. The after-concert events feature food items, including eclairs provided by the Fern…Read More »

February 02 2002 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Bakery Items, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese Dairy, Cream

Cannolis and cassata cakes made by a Michigan bakery led to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. These products were held at room temperature in the bakery. They should have been refrigerated to prevent bacterial growth. The items contained chee…Read More »

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