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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July 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Chipotle, Powell, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As of July 31, 2018, the Delaware General Health District in Ohio had received 683 inquiries related to a possible foodborne illness outbreak associated with the Chipotle Restaurant located at 9733 Sawmill Parkway in Powell, Ohio. Initial testing of …Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Ohio, Oscar's of Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Ohio. Infection occurred among patrons and staff of Oscar’s of Breckenridge which was found…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella at Clearview High School, Lorain County, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Group B occurred among people who attended a Clearview High School football dinner, in Lorain County, Ohio. At least eight of the illnesses were confirmed as caused by Salmonellosis. The Health Commissioner stated that so…Read More »

April 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Kent, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Burritos

Patrons of a Chipotle Grill Restaurant near Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, developed diarrhea, nausea and vomiting due to Norovirus. Many of those affected were Kent State University students who had eaten burritos at the restaurant. Restaura…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at Nick & Jimmy's Bar & Grill, Bowling Green, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salad, Potato Salad

Potato salad served to 100 people in the Bowling Green, Ohio, area and to as many as 35 people at two other catered events caused an outbreak of Norovirus. The potato salad was tested and found to have a high fecal coliform count. It seemed likely…Read More »

January 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis at Corky & Lenny's Restaurant linked to Chopped Liver and Oil

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Sandwich, Chopped liver sandwich Vegetables, Unknown Other grain product, Matzo balls Sauces/Dressings/Oils Food Worker

Corky & Lenny's Restaurant in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, was the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Multiple foods were implicated, including the restaurant's famous No. 6, "The Philadelphia", a chopped liver sandwich. Oil used by prep co…Read More »

September 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Jello, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Jell-O, Cross contamination Breads and Bakery, Doughnuts, donuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at the King Garden Buffet Restaurant in Wooster, Ohio. The health department determined that the outbreak had been caused by consumption of Jell-O salad and doughnuts. An environmental inspection o…Read More »

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