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 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego Associated with Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pasta Salad

On July 18, 2018 the CDC issued a Food Safety Alert announcing a multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Sandiego associated with consumption of Hy-Vee, Inc. Spring Pasta Salad. A final update of the outbreak description was issued on September 5,…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis (GAS) at a High School Dance Team Banquet, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Pasta

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of group A Streptococcus pharyngitis(GAS) infections among attendees of an all-female high school team banquet held in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Among 63 persons who consu…Read More »

May 07 2007 Clostridium perfringens at New Jersey Prison Linked to Turkey Ziti Casserole

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Casserole Poultry, Turkey

A large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison in New Jersey. A turkey ziti casserole was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 96 1996 Gastroenteritis Outbreak at a New York State Convenience Store Linked to Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and Ziti

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among persons who attended a party at a private residence in Livingston county, New York. Food for the event was provided by a local convenience store. Stool samples were cultured and Plesiomonas shigelloides…Read More »

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