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 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

In October 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. ground beef. On March 22, 2019, the outbreak was declared over. Four hundred three people people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported by …Read More »

October 17 2017 Salmonella Newport and Pre-cut fruit, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe

In December 2017 Washington State Department of Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. Twenty four cases from Washington (21) …Read More »

July 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • papayas

In September 2017 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport (n=3) and Salmonella Infantis (n=1) linked to consumption of imported Maradol papayas produced by Rancho El Ganadero farm and distributed by Caraveo Produce in Mexico. Ill…Read More »

January 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • coconut, JJPX01.0199, JKXX01.0191, JKXX01.1718

On January 16, 2018 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak investigation of Salmonella linked to consumption of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Company. The outbreak was declared over on Febr…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonellosis Associated with Kansas State Fair Food Vendor, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among persons who consum…Read More »

August 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local, state and federal public health officials and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport. Dates of illness onsets ranged from August 14, 2018 to July 23, 2017. Fifty-three cases were reported by 17 states. Nine people w…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Baja Fresh, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 public health investigators in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to having eaten at Hollywood Baja Fresh in Portland. A total of 13 cases were reported with illness onset occurring between June 5 and July 12, 2…Read More »

October 15 2015-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella (Multiple Seriotypes) Linked to Contact with Pig Ear Dog Treats

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pig Ear Pet Treats

In early July 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak of human infections of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:i:-, Infantis, Newport, and London linked to contact with pig ear dog treats. As of July 31, 2019 there were 127 reported cases from 33 states. Twenty six p…Read More »

May 14 2014 Salmonella Newport Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In August 2014 public health investigators detected an increase in Salmonella Newport through surveillance of PulseNet, a national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease. A total of 275 cases were reported from 29 states and the District …Read More »

January 14 2014 Salmonella Newport, Hartford and Oranienburg Linked to Chia Powder

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia powder

On June 2, 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder. The outbreak was declared over on August 13, 2014. There were a total of 31 outbreak associated cases. Twenty persons were infected with Salmonella …Read More »

December 13 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chia Seed Powder, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia seeds

Four strains of Salmonella - Newport, Hartford, Oranienburg, and Saintpaul were linked to illnesses in residents of four provinces in Canada in 2014. In total 52 cases were identified - 13 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta, 26 in Ontario and 3 in Qu…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

November 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, Ground Beef, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In December, Beef Packers, Inc., owned by Cargill, recalled over 20,000 pounds of ground beef contaminated with a drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Newport. The company issued an earlier recall in August, 2009, due to contamination of ground beef …Read More »

August 09 Barto's Idle Hour Restaurant Vegetable 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce Vegetable, Onions Cross contamination

People who had eaten a meal, between August 25 and August 29, at this Frontenac, Kansas, restaurant became ill with Salmonella Newport. The outbreak had been identified through routine public health surveillance. Sandwiches that were served with to…Read More »

April 08 Multistate Tomatoes and Peppers 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Serrano Peppers Vegetable, Jalapeno Peppers Fruit, Tomatoes Salsa Guacamole

New Mexico public health identified the first four cases of Salmonella Newport associated with this outbreak. Soon after cases were identified in Texas and the Navajo Nation through PulseNet. Eventually cases in 43 states and Canada were identified…Read More »

July 06 Eastern and Central United States Multistate Large Tomatoes 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport occurred between July and November, 2006. Illness was associated with eating raw, large, red, round tomatoes at restaurants. The implicated tomatoes had been purchased whole and sliced at the restaurants.…Read More »

June 06 Multistate Tomatoes 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes

A multistate outbreak occurred that was associated with eating raw tomatoes in restaurants. No single restaurant or restaurant chain was associated with this outbreak. The source of the implicated tomatoes was never determined. The strain of Salmo…Read More »

July 05 New York Tomatoes 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomato

In July, seven individuals in four counties (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, and Oneida) became ill with salmonellosis after consuming sliced tomatoes obtained at restaurants and grocery stores. Individuals who became ill reported diarrhea, bloody diarr…Read More »

November 04 Marshall Restaurant Turkey and Gravy 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Roasted Sauce, Gravy, Turkey

A medical clinic in Marshall, Minnesota reported to the health department a number of ill workers. The clinic had recently attended a catered dinner at a local restaurant. Epidemiologists began their investigation by interviewing clinic employees. …Read More »

June 00 Fort Smith Chili's Grille & Bar 2000

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food workers

A Fort Smith, Arkansas, Chili's was the focus of a Salmonella outbreak in 2000. A family and persons who attended a catered luncheon were the first groups to report illness. Within two weeks over 50 illnesses were attributed to the restaurant. Upo…Read More »

November 99 Brazilian Mangoes 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Mango

A nationwide outbreak of a single strain of Salmonella Newport was associated with the consumption of imported mangoes. The implicated mangoes were traced back to a single Brazilian farm. Salmonella and E.coli were isolated from water and other env…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts were identified as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi. A total of 51 cases were reported with 43 in Alberta, six in British Columbia, and two in Saskatchewan. Six opened packages of alfalfa sprouts were taken from case…Read More »

December 95 1995 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Associated with Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

In December, 1995, one hundred thirty three Salmonella Newport infections in Oregon and British Columbia were linked to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. In addition, 69 genetically identical, Salmonella Newport infections were noted in six other…Read More »

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