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 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Contaminated Cargill Ground Beef

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

On July 22, 2012 Cargill Meat Solutions announced a recall of 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. Using epidemiologic and tracback data public health investigators in 8 states (MA, M…Read More »

March 12 2012 Toast of Dilworth Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise sauce

In March 2012 the Mecklenburg County Health Department investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis among customers of the Toast of Dilworth Cafe in Charlotte. Health department investigators reported at least 29 ill persons with 15 p…Read More »

October 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis at Taco Bell Restaurant Chain

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was reported by the Centers for Disease Control on January 19, 2012. The outbreak was associated with eating at an unnamed Mexican style fast food chain beginning in October, 2011. No specific food wa…Read More »

August 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Consumption of Larry Schultz Organic Farms Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating organic eggs produced by Larry Schultz Organic Farms, Owatonna, Minnesota. At least six illnesses were attributed to this outbreak. The illnesses occurred in adults and children in a …Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Evergreen Produce Alfalfa and Spicy Sprouts

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

In late June, Idaho health officials announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis suspected to be caused by the consumption of contaminated alfalfa and spicy sprouts. Twenty five cases occurred in five states: Idaho; Washing…Read More »

April 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Guests at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs, scrambled

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with a destination wedding held at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. Wedding participants were from Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Germany.…Read More »

July 10 2010 L & K Tricoli, LLC, DBA Baker Street Restaurant & Pub/ Wright County Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

The Kenosha County Health Department closed the Baker Street Restaurant & Pub, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak occurred. At the time that this outbreak was first detected, the health department could not pinpoint a cau…Read More »

July 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at The Fort Restaurant, Morrison, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

At least 29 people became ill from Salmonella enteritidis after eating at The Fort Restaurant between July 10 and July 16. This restaurant looks like a fort from the 1800's and is located in Morrison, Colorado. The outbreak was suspected to have be…Read More »

April 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Bullock's Barbecue Restaurant/ Wright County Egg Pasteurized Egg White Food Products

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg White Food Product, Pasteurized, Meringue

In late April, an outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting occurred among persons who ate food prepared at Bullock's Barbecue, in Durham, North Carolina. Salmonella Enteritidis was found to be the cause of the outbreak. Statistical analysis of food histor…Read More »

December 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Private Home, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Cream Puffs Dairy, Cream

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating cream puffs in a private home in California.…Read More »

November 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant Linked to Homemade Tartar Sauce, Mayonnaise, and Vegetable-Based Salads, Egg Ingredient

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce, Mayonnaise, Tartar Vegetables Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating homemade tartar sauce or mayonnaise or vegetable-based salads in a restaurant. These items had been contaminated by the egg that was used as an ingredient.…Read More »

October 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Pork, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating pork at a restaurant in Benton County, Washington.…Read More »

August 09 United Kingdom Multiple Outbreaks Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An unusual strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 14b NxCpl, led to at least nine outbreaks across England and Wales. The strain had been linked previously with poultry and egg consumption. Five of the outbreaks were associated with Asian res…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs in the United Kingdom

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 14b, occurred in the United Kingdom. A total of fourteen outbreak clusters were reported in England and Wales and were linked to a number of catering establishments and a long term care facility. Th…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pad Thai, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Egg, Pad Thai

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Pad Thai at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Washington State Camp, Private Home, Restaurant Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating eggs at a camp, in a private home, or at a restaurant in Washington state. The camp was located in Clark County, Washington.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Private Home, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating lasagna at a private home in Virginia. The lasagna was made with egg; egg was named as the contaminated ingredient.…Read More »

April 09 2009 Wisconsin Other Location Deviled Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Deviled Eggs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating deviled eggs. The exposure location was described only as other.…Read More »

April 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

March 09 2009 Salmonella enteritidis linked to food from grocery store/private home, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis was associated with exposure in a grocery store or a private home in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not known.…Read More »

January 09 2009 Salmonella enteritidis in Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in Illinois. The exposure location was described as other and private home. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

January 09 2009 Salmonella enteritidis in Connecticut linked to home cooked vegetarian lasagna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna Eggs Vegetables

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis was associated with eating a vegetarian lasagna while at a private home in Connecticut.…Read More »

December 08 2008 Salmonella enteritidis at a Georgia Church

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten at a church in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Restaurant, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Rice, Fried Rice

Eating fried rice at an unnamed restaurant in King County, Washington state, was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Raw animal product, cross contamination, poor hand hygiene, and temperature control were implicated in the outbrea…Read More »

June 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Consumption of pick de gallo or guacamole, Newton, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pico de gallo, guacamole

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with the Acapulco Restaurant in Newton, Kansas. The epidemiologic and clinical data suggested a continual source outbreak. Statistical analysis revealed that eating pico de gallo, or guacamole, wa…Read More »

June 08 2008 Salmonella enteritidis linked to chicken “buffalo” wings, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Buffalo Wings

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten chicken buffalo wings while at a restaurant in Connecticut.…Read More »

June 08 2008 Virginia Private Home Scrambled Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten scrambled eggs at a private home in Virginia.…Read More »

May 08 2008 Salmonella enteritidis at a California Restaurant or Private Home, Unknown source

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant or in a private home in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 08 Minnesota Restaurant Sandwiches 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches Food Worker

A cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates were investigated in Minnesota. These were found to be identical by genetic subtype. The epidemiologic investigation implicated a restaurant. Illness histories and stool samples were collected from all r…Read More »

February 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Private Home, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Cookie Dough

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten raw, cookie dough in a private home in California.…Read More »

December 08 2008 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs Imported Into British Columbia From the United States

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis began in 2008 and was linked to the consumption of eggs. At least 500 cases were confirmed. It was estimated that for every confirmed case there were between 13 and 37 other cases in the population. The eggs w…Read More »

December 07 2007 Salmonella enteritidis at a Georgia Restaurant/Office Setting

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Roast Turkey Grains, Bread, Stuffing

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who ate roast turkey and stuffing at a restaurant or in an office setting in Georgia.…Read More »

December 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs and Dessert at a Pennsylvania Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Desserts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to eating eggs, or desserts, at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

November 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis at a private home, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey Grain, Macaroni and Cheese Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to the consumption of turkey or macaroni and cheese at a private home in California.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Private Home, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Barbequed Chicken Wings Barbequed Ribs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten barbequed ribs (unknown type), or barbequed chicken wings at a private home.…Read More »

August 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Hollandaise Sauce, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg, Egg Sauce, Hollandaise

Diners at Neal and Amy Fraser's BLD restaurant fell ill with Salmonella Enteritidis after eating dishes containing Hollandaise sauce. The restaurant had not pasteurized the eggs by heating them to 145 degrees Farenheit.…Read More »

August 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred at a restaurant in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Crabcakes, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Shellfish dishes, Crabcake

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who ate crabcake in a grocery store or in a private home in Oregon.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Scrambled Eggs at an Indiana Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among diners at an Indiana restaurant. Scrambled eggs were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis and Consumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in the United States in 2007. The states of residence were not described. The exposure location was described as private homes.…Read More »

December 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis at a Restaurant/Banquet Facility, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Potato Breads and Bakery, Stuffed Potato Puffs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating stuffed potato puffs at a restaurant, or a banquet facility, in California. The ingredients were not described.…Read More »

September 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant and School

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Mexican Food, Mexican-Style Foods

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Mexican-style foods at a restaurant and at a school in California.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis in Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

July 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis at anIdaho Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Idaho. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Salmonellosis Outbreak in California, Unknown Location

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred in California. The vehicle of infection and the exposure location were not described.…Read More »

February 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs Benedict, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Eggs Benedict

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten eggs benedict while at a restaurant in North Carolina.…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 05 2005 Salmonella enteritidis at a City Club Food Etiquette Class

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

Fifth graders attending the private City Club for a lesson in food etiquette also received one in food safety. Members of the class came down with gastroenteritis within a week of the class. Samples showed the source of the illness to be Salmonella…Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Cafe Adrift Restaurant, Anacortes, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish Dishes, Crab Cakes Eggs, Whole

Crab cakes caused two persons to be hospitalized in Anacortes, Washington, due to Salmonella Enteritidis ditis infections. The crab cakes were prepared with whole, raw eggs and kept up to two to three days prior to cooking. Environmental health inv…Read More »

July 05 La Tapatia Mexican Restaurant 2005

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

Over twenty people became ill with salmonellosis following a meal at La Tapatia Mexican restaurant in South San Francisco, San Mateo County. The restaurant was pin-pointed as the source of the outbreak after careful investigation by health departmen…Read More »

June 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella at Sand's Cafe

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

Sand's Cafe in Rock Springs, Wyoming, was cited as the source of a Salmonellosis outbreak. Epidemiologic studies indicated that either eggs, or tomatoes, were the vehicles in the outbreak.…Read More »

May 05 2005 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Cook County School, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five students in a Cook County, Illinois, school were confirmed to have Salmonella Enteritidis through laboratory testing of their stool samples. An investigation found neither a source nor a vehicle.…Read More »

April 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at CL Swanson Corporation Cafeteria

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

The CL Swanson Corporation's company cafeteria was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Twelve company workers were confirmed to have Salmonella. Two of the ill were company cafeteria food workers. Four other people became ill, bu…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 »

January 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Beaches Sandy Bay, Jamaica, Beachside Grill

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Pooled Cross Contamination

Seventy persons, from twelve U.S. states (only Minnesota and Wisconsin were specifically named), were identified as having Salmonella Enteritidis associated with their stay at the Beaches Sandy Bay Resort in Jamaica. The outbreak was associated with…Read More »

July 04 Rocky Point, Mexico, Shrimp 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Shrimp

In July, a cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates were matched using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) technique, a genetic fingerprinting technique. The Arizona State Health Department interviewed the persons associated with these isolate…Read More »

May 04 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs, Mora, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell and Pooled Cross-contamination Food Worker

A state epidemiologist performing a review of the Salmonella Enteritidis cases from the past months noted that three of the cases had reported eating at the same restaurant in Mora, Minnesota. Further investigation showed that all three cases were t…Read More »

October 03 2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to French Toast, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, French Toast, Food Worker

In 2003, an outbreak of salmonellosis occurred among patrons of a Minnesota restaurant. Illness was associated with consumption of French toast that had been made with eggs produced from hens in a flock contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Foo…Read More »

October 03 2003 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, French Toast

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. French toast or eggs were the vehicles of infection. Upon investigation, seven food workers were found to be infected with the same strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

June 03 2003 Salmonella Enteritidis at an Ohio Cafeteria Linked to Consumption of Coconut Meringue Pie

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Meringue, Coconut Meringue Pie

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten at a cafeteria in Ohio. Consumption of coconut meringue pie was associated with a risk of illness. The meringue was made with raw shell eggs and was baked to 83 F. …Read More »

March 03 Quality Inn/Bogey's Restaurant 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Fried Ice Cream

After eating a banquet dinner served at Bogey's Restaurant in Clarkston, Washington, patrons became ill with what was subsequently identified as Salmonella Enteritidis. The likely source of the illnesses was undercooked eggs used to make the "fried …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 »

June 01 2001 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs. North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell Eggs

An increase in Salmonella Enteritidis cases was detected. Cases occurred throughout the state and were associated with eating eggs. One of the strains of Salmonella Enteritidis was the same strain of Salmonella that had been implicated in an outbr…Read More »

June 01 2001 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota Restaurant Linked to Conumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Eggs were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota restaurant. The investigation revealed that two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

April 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Linh's Bakery, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce Cross Contamination

Numerous reports of Salmonella Enteriditis from emergency rooms throughout Henrico County, Virginia, were made in early April, 2001. Many patients had eaten the pork sandwich from Linh's Bakery in Richmond, Virginia. Investigators tested the sandwi…Read More »

February 01 2001 South Carolina Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Inmates in four South Carolina prisons developed gastroenteritis. Stool specimens from ill inmates yielded Salmonella Enteritidis phage types 2, 13a, and 23. No staff members from the prisons had been ill. Eggs used by the four prison had been sup…Read More »

February 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Asian Restaurants and Other Restaurants Associated with Mung Bean Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

Consumption of mung bean sprouts at Asian style restaurants in central Florida (April, 2001), southern and mid-coastal Maine (January, 2002), and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (February, 2001) was associated with illness caused by Salmonella Enteritidis,…Read More »

February 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at South Carolina Department of Corrections Facilities

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

The South Carolina Department of Corrections (DOC) reported large outbreaks of gastroenteritis in women and mens facilities. Both facilities were served by one kitchen. The lunch meal served on March 2, was consumed by 91% of the female case-patients…Read More »

January 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mung Bean Sprouts, Hawaii

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to eating mung bean sprouts at a school in Hawaii.…Read More »

September 00 2000 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Eggs were suspected in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a restaurant in Minnesota. The investigation revealed that two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

April 00 2000 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mung Bean Sprouts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

Twelve Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 11b were detected in Alberta and Saskatchewan by June. Eleven of the twelve cases had consumed meals at Vietnamese restaurants; seven different restaurants were cited. All of the cases had consumed mung bean…Read More »

March 00 2000 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pacific Coast Sprout Farms Mung Bean Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean

Mung bean sprouts were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. The sprouts had been distributed to restaurants and grocery stores in Northern California and Reno, Nevada. Pacific Coast Sprout Farms purchased sprout seeds from China and…Read More »

March 00 2000 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Unpasteurized Orange Juice

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Fresh

A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis is was linked to the consumption of unpasteurized orange juices. Eighty-eight cases of Salmonella Enteritidis who reported drinking juice were reported form eight states: California (45), Colorado (32…Read More »

August 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Locally-Produced Eggs, Hawaii

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 4 occurred in Hawaii. Eating eggs was associated with illness. The eggs had come from a local farm and had not been properly refrigerated or handled. Cultures of chicken in this farm flock …Read More »

August 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Homemade Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Ice Cream

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis resulted when homemade ice cream, made with raw eggs, was served. The unused eggs, and egg shells from the eggs that were used, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The isolates from the case-patients an…Read More »

July 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Arizona Mexican Chain Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Chile Rellenos Cross Contamination

Maricopa County Environmental Services Department personnel became aware of an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with eating at restaurants of a local Mexican restaurant chain. Fourteen of the 22 people who had laboratory confirmed illne…Read More »

March 98 Schneiders' Lunchmates Made with Parmalat Canada Cheese 1998

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tacos, Pizza, Dairy, Cheese

In 1998, 805 Canadians, primarily children between 6- and 10-years-old, were sickened with Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Schneider's Lunchmates. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis was isolated from the cheese portion of pizza and taco p…Read More »

November 97 Las Vegas Hotel Restaurant Hollandaise Sauce 1997

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce, Hollandaise

A cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis cases associated with a Las Vegas, Nevada, hotel restaurant was noticed by the Clark County Health District in November. Ninety one people who ate at the restaurant during two different weeks became ill. Salmonel…Read More »

October 97 Lasagna 1997

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Lasagna Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna

The District of Columbia, Bureau of Epidemiology and Disease Control received reports of 75 people from seven different events becoming ill with gastroenteritis. All the events were linked by a single supplier of lasagna. This link prompted testing …Read More »

August 97 1997 Salmonella enteritidis linked to cheesecake, Los Angeles, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dish, Cheesecake

Thirteen people associated with a Los Angeles, California, Girl Scout troop came down with Salmonellosis after eating at a group meal. The illness were linked to raw egg yolks and whites in a cheesecake made at the meal. The eggs had been cooked in…Read More »

December 97 1997 Wisconsin Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise sauce, Egg Dishes, Eggs Benedict, Meringue topping, Omelet

Reported Salmonella Enteritidis infections had doubled during 1997 in Wisconsin. In particular phage type 13a was identified. However, during November, an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 8, occurred among restaurant patrons who ate E…Read More »

December 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in South Carolina. Eggs were named as the implicated vehicle.…Read More »

January 96 1996 Salmonella enteritidis at the Denver Zoological Gardens, Komodo Dragon Contact

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, reptiles, Komodo Dragon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to visitation of a temporary Komodo dragon exhibit at the Denver Zoological Gardens and touching the protective barrier around the exhibit. Even two weeks after the exhibit closed, investigat…Read More »

November 95 1995 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Turkey Stuffing, Las Vegas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Stuffing Eggs

Six persons who attended a Thanksgiving dinner at a private home and one person who ate Thanksgiving dinner leftovers became ill. Two people were hospitalized due to dehydration. Another person was found comatose at home and subsequently died from …Read More »

July 95 Jamaican Malt Egg Drink 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Beverage, Jamaican Malt

Three persons who lived in the same home became ill after drinking a homemade beverage called Jamaican Malt on July 22. The drink ingredients included: beer; raw eggs; sweetened condensed milk; oatmeal; rice. Two of the ill people drank the malt j…Read More »

June 95 1995 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Nursing Home

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Baked Eggs

Baked eggs that were served on June 7 were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 13A, at a nursing home. One hundred eighty eggs were cracked and pooled for cooking in a single eight inch deep pan. The eggs were not stirre…Read More »

June 95 Wedding Reception Caesar Salad Dressing 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar salad dressing was implicated as the cause of a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak among attendees of a wedding reception in New York State. The Caesar salad dressing had been prepared with raw eggs, olive oil, lemon juice, anchovies, Romano che…Read More »

September 94 1994 Schwan's Ice Cream Contaminated by Raw Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream Eggs

The Minnesota Department of Health noted a sharp increase in reports of Salmonella Enteritidis. A few weeks later, the FDA and state health officials determined that contaminated ice cream was the likely cause. The ice cream products were distribut…Read More »

August 94 Washington, D.C. Hotel Hollandaise 1994

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce, Hollandaise

A case control study implicated hollandaise sauce as the cause of illness for persons who ate at a hotel brunch on August 28. Salmonella Enteritidis was isolated from the stool from almost half of the ill persons and from the hollandaise sauce. The…Read More »

September 93 1993 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Ice Cream, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Home Made Ice Cream

Raw eggs were used to make ice cream for a hospital sponsored cookout. Twelve of fourteen people who attended the cookout became ill; eleven remembered eating ice cream. No other food item was associated with illness. Salmonella Enteritidis, phage…Read More »

February 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Egg-Based Sauces, San Diego, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce, Hollandaise and Bearnaise

Twenty three people who had eaten at a San Diego County restaurant on February 16 became ill with abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The illnesses had been caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. The eggs used to make the hollandaise and bearnaise sauces wer…Read More »

January 93 1993 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to a California Egg Producer

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg, Sauce Egg, Mayonnaise Egg, Dishes Pooled Eggs

Beginning in January and ending in March, three outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis implicating eggs were detected. The eggs had been sold by the same California distributor to three restaurants. The outbreaks occurred in the counties of Los Angele…Read More »

January 93 Los Angeles Restaurant Egg 1993

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Omelettes, Scrambled Eggs, Egg Salad

Four persons developed Salmonella Enteritidis after eating various egg-based dishes at a Los Angeles County, California, restaurant. The Salmonella Enteritidis was an unusual strain, phage type 13a and plasmid profile type 2 (36 and 3.7 megadalton p…Read More »

October 90 1990 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis at a Chicago Convention

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Dishes, Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

A bread pudding with vanilla dessert was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis, phage type 8. No other foods were associated with illness. The outbreak occurred among persons who attended a convention on September 30, 1990. The bread…Read More »

October 90 1990 Salmonella enteritidis linked to meringue topping, Cocke County, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Dishes, Meringue Topping, Banana Pudding

Homemade banana pudding with a meringue topping was attributed to be the cause of a Salmonella enteritidis outbreak involving two east Tennessee families. The pudding had been heated for 30 minutes, and the meringue was briefly broiled.…Read More »

December 90 1990 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs in Pennsylvania Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in Pennsylvania. Eggs were the implicated vehicle.…Read More »

September 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis linked to fast food, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker Vegetables, Potatoes, Curly Fries Water, Ice

A large outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis was associated with eating food served from a fast food restaurant. One employee became developed gastroenteritis just one day prior to the first illness in restaurant customers. Stool collected from this e…Read More »

April 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Restaurant, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Bearnaise, Hollandaise Sauces

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among patrons who ate at a restaurant located in Knox County, Tennessee. The meal date was April 8, 1989. All ill persons had eaten the Hollandaise or Bernaise sauces. Both sauces had been made with eg…Read More »

July 87 1987 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Patients at Bird S. Coler Hospital , NYC

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Raw Eggs, Mayonnaise Dressing

An large outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among patients at Bird S. Coler Hospital, located in New York City. The lunch served on July 28 was when the exposure to Salmonella occurred. Raw eggs were used to prepare mayonnaise for tuna-mac…Read More »

July 86 1986 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Guests at the Hotel Cerromar Restaurant, Puerto Rico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July and then again in November, travelers returning from the Hotel Cerromar in Puerto Rico developed gastroenteritis caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. A recurrent source of exposure was suspected, however the source was not described.…Read More »

August 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Restaurant Chain, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Three restaurants in a restaurant chain in Maryland were the locations where patrons and employees were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis. In one restaurant scrambled eggs that were served in the breakfast bar were associated with illness. Eggs wer…Read More »

May 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis at an Elementary School Linked to Turkey Salad, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey Salad

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among students and staff of an elementary school. Risk of illness was associated with eating turkey salad during the school lunch on May 10. Culture of leftover, refrigerated turkey salad, yielded Salm…Read More »

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