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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September 13 2013 Bacterial Intoxications Associated with a Catered Homecoming Event, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Red beans and rice

On September 28, 2013 the University of Minnesota Environmental Health and Safety Division received reports of illness among people who attended a catered picnic held as part of homecoming activities. The event was held on September 27. "Caterer X" p…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 »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens At A Catered Luncheon, Tampa, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Poultry, Chicken

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who attended a catered company luncheon. The company was located in Tampa, Florida. The onset of illnesses suggested a common source exposure. The ill persons did not have any other group …Read More »

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