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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March 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella at a school in Ottawa, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Chicken, Halal Tacos Meat Lasagna

A Salmonella outbreak in Ottawa, Canada, sickened at least 40 children and 10 adults. At least three children were hospitalized. The illnesses were connected with eating at the following schools and daycare programs: Tiny Hoppers Day Care; Steve Ma…Read More »

March 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Associated with DeFusco's Bakery Pastry Cream, Rhode Island

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery

On March 26, 2011 the Rhode Island Department of Health announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella linked to recalled baked goods produced by DeFusco's Bakery in Johnston, Rhode Island. The products were first recalled on March 25 whe…Read More »

February 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Turkey

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

In 2011 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with consuming ground turkey produced by Cargill Meat Solutions. A total of 181 cases were reported by 37 states. Dat…Read More »

January 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linke to Broiled Chicken Liver Produced by Schreiber Processing Company, MealMart Brand, Kosher Broiled Chicken Liver

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was associated with eating broiled chicken liver or chopped chicken liver produced by the Schreiber Processing Company under the MealMart brand. As of November 16, 109 cases were identified in New York, 62 cases …Read More »

December 09 California Church, Restaurant, Workplace Specialty/Ethnic Dishes 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Specialty Dishes Ethnic Dishes

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in California. The exposure locations were described as church or temple, restaurant, and workplace. The vehicle of infection was described as "specialty dishes/ethnic dishes." Further descrip…Read More »

November 09 Georgia Private Home Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

November 09 Wisconsin Restaurant Unknown 5 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

October 09 Alaska Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

August 09 California Other Location Salmon 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Salmon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was associated with eating salmon in California. The exposure location was described only as other. The preparation of the salmon was not described.…Read More »

August 09 Arizona Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated with A & R Barbeque Restaurant Pulled Pork, Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pulled pork

A dual outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg and Salmonella Infantis occurred among patrons of the A & R Barbeque (also known as, A & R Bar-B-Q) in Memphis, Tennessee, on Hickory Hill Road. The restaurant was one of four locations; the other locations w…Read More »

July 09 Arizona Restaurant Unknown 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

June 09 Oregon Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 4 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

March 09 Oregon Private Home and Restaurant Chicken 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten chicken in a private home or at a restaurant in Oregon.…Read More »

December 08 Illinois Nursing Home Pureed Food 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pureed Food

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a nursing home in Illinois. Pureed foods(foods were not described) were implicated as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

December 08 California Restaurant 2 Macaroni and Cheese 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta, Macaroni Dairy, Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten macaroni and cheese at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

November 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at a Fair or Temporary Mobile Service, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten tacos while at a fair in California. The taco ingredients were not described.…Read More »

July 08 Virginia Restaurant Omelette 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Omelette

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten omelettes at a restaurant in Virginia.…Read More »

July 08 Minnesota Private Home Ice Cream 2008

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

Two people developed infections due to Salmonella Heidelberg after eating homemade ice cream in a private home in Minnesota. It was not specified whether the ice cream contained eggs.…Read More »

July 08 Pennsylvania Nursing Home Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in a nursing home in Pennsylvania. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 08 Florida Private Home Multiple Foods 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Multiple Foods

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten at a private home in Florida. Apparently multiple foods were implicated, but these were not described.…Read More »

March 08 Oregon Restaurant 4 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

September 07 California Restaurant 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

August 07 Georgia Camp Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a camp in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

July 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at Taste of Chicago Pars Cove Booth, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Bean, Hummus Vegetables, Tomato Vegetables, Cucumber

There was an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg among persons who ate at the Pars Cove booth at the Taste of Chicago event. No food handlers were implicated in the outbreak. The hummus shrazi, a fresh herb, tomato, and cucumber salad over a bed of h…Read More »

July 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Hummus, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • hummus

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was linked to eating hummus. A mobile service sold the hummus at a fair in Indiana.…Read More »

June 07 Arizona Fast Food Chain 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

Health officials observed an increased incidence of gastroenteritis in Yuma, Arizona, June, 2007. Laboratory tests showed Salmonella Heidelberg in stool samples of case-patients. These isolates were compared using pulse-field gel electrophoresis an…Read More »

June 07 California Church Mole 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauce, Mole

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who ate an unknown type of mole sauce while at a church. Mole is a generic name for sauces that are used in Mexican cuisine.…Read More »

January 07 Tennessee Private Home Barbeque, Coleslaw 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Barbeque, unspecified Coleslaw, unspecified

A laboratory confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who ate at a barbeque held at a home in Tennessee. Barbeque and cole slaw were named as the vehicles of infection. The barbeque and cole slaw ingredients were not named.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes Gravy

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in the state of Florida. Mashed potatoes and gravy were named as the vehicles of infection. The type of gravy was not described. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Salmonella Heidelberg Associated with Milkshakes, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milkshake

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was associated with drinking milkshakes at a restaurant in California. The milkshake ingredients were not described.…Read More »

June 06 New Jersey Other Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in New Jersey. The vehicle was not described. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

June 06 New York Restaurant Scallops, Conch, and Sea Cucumber 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Scallops, Conch, Sea Cucumber

A dual outbreak of Salmonella Agona and Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten scallops, conch, or sea cucumber while at a restaurant in New York.…Read More »

June 06 Pennsylvania Camp Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who attended a camp in Pennsylvania. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 Colorado Restaurant Chicken Teriyaki 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was associated with eating chicken teriyaki at a restaurant in Colorado.…Read More »

April 06 Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Linked to Meringue Pie, Reno County Kansas, April 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Meringue Breads and Bakery, Pie

In April 2006 an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was associated with eating a meringue pie served at a restaurant located in Reno County, Kansas. Thirteen ill restaurant patrons were identified. Six persons were laboratory confirmed with S. Heidelb…Read More »

April 06 California Private Home Raw Egg Mayonnaise 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Mayonnaise

In California, there was a confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg that was associated with eating mayonnaise made with raw eggs.…Read More »

March 06 Grocery Store Deli Macaroni and Cheese 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Pasta Dish, Macaroni and Cheese Dairy, Cheese

A southwest Mississippi grocery store was implicated in an outbreak of salmonellosis in March of 2006. Laboratory studies of stool samples provided by case-patients showed that the case-patients were infected with the same strain of Salmonella Heide…Read More »

March 06 2006 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Burritos, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich, Burrito

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten burritos at a restaurant in California. The burrito filling was not described.…Read More »

January 05 Cub Brand Stuffed Chicken 2005

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

Minnesota health workers noticed a cluster of Salmonella Heidelberg isolates that matched each other genetically. This cluster initiated an investigation which began with analysis of the food histories of the case-patients. Recent consumption of fr…Read More »

August 04 Family Gathering Egg Casserole 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg, Egg Dishes, Egg Casserole

A culture-positive case of Salmonella Heidelberg was reported on September 15. The case had eaten at a family gathering in Edgerton, Minnesota, between August 27 and 29. Soon after other family members reported illness. A total of five cases were …Read More »

September 03 2003 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Consumption of Eggs or Pancakes, Minnesota

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was linked to a Minnesota restaurant. Upon investigation, it was discovered that four food workers were infected with the same strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.…Read More »

May 03 Sunset House Restaurant 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Mushrooms Cross contamination

Patrons of the Sunset House restaurant, Wyoming, developed Salmonella Heidelberg. The cases resided in six states. Epidemiological and laboratory analysis showed that canned mushrooms were the likely vehicle for transmission, although other food it…Read More »

April 03 Park County, Wyoming Restaurant Canned Mushrooms 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Canned Mushrooms, Dairy, Cheese, Swiss, Pasteurized, Cross Contamination

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among patrons of a Park County, Wyoming, restaurant. Epidemiologic and laboratory analyses indicated that canned mushrooms, contaminated through foodhandling practices at the restaurant, were the likely …Read More »

January 03 British Columbia Chicken Nugget Strips 2003

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in early 2003, in British Columbia, Canada. Interviews with individuals from this outbreak implicated frozen chicken nuggets, or strips, as the source of the outbreak. Of the 23 cases, 65% sought treatmen…Read More »

April 02 Western Sizzlin' Restaurant 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger with gravy Poultry, Chicken, Fried Pork, Ham Food Handler

A large Salmonella outbreak was associated with eating at the Western Sizzlin' Restaurant in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Hamburger steak with gravy, fried chicken, and ham all tested positive for the presence of Salmonella Heidelberg. Two employee…Read More »

April 00 2000 Salmonella Heidelberg at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meatloaf, Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. Meatloaf or eggs were the suspected vehicles of infection. The investigation revealed that three food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella.…Read More »

June 99 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown June, 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. The vehicle of infection was not known. The investigation revealed that 26 food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.…Read More »

May 99 1999 Duluth Restaurant Food Worker

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

Three persons who ate at the same Duluth restaurant on different days in early May became ill with the same strain of Salmonella Heidelburg. As a part of the investigation, food workers were required to submit stool samples for analysis. Two food w…Read More »

May 99 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. The vehicle was not known. Two food workers were confirmed to be infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Heidelberg.…Read More »

June 98 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown 1998

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

One person was known to have developed Salmonella Heidelberg after eating at a Minnesota restaurant. The investigation discovered three food workers infected with Salmonella; the Salmonella Heidelberg strain isolated from two of the food workers mat…Read More »

May 97 Our Lady of the Wayside Church Fund-Raiser Stuffed Ham 1997

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham, Stuffed Ham

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelburg occurred in Chaptico, Maryland, among people who attended a church fund-raising dinner. The implicated vehicle was a ham that had been stuffed with kale, cabbage, and spices. The stuffed ham had been purchased f…Read More »

December 96 Florida Restaurant Macaroni and Cheese 1996

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Macaroni and Cheese, Dairy, Casserole

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among patrons of a Florida restaurant. Macaroni and cheese was the implicated vehicle. The same strain of Salmonella Heidelberg was isolated from the macaroni and cheese and case patients' stool samples…Read More »

December 93 1993 Outbreak of Campylobacter and Salmonella Heidelberg at a Brooklyn, New York Nursing Home Linked to Consumption of Chopped Liver

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken liver, Chopped, Chicken Liver Salad

A mixed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a Brooklyn, New York, nursing home. Of the 93 symptomatic nursing home residents who submitted stool specimens for culture, the cultures were positive for S. heidelberg …Read More »

June 86 Rotanelli Foods, Inc. Lasagna and Stuffed-Shells (Pasta) 1986

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna, Stuffed Pasta Shells, eggs in frozen pasta

Rotanelli, a frozen-food manufacturer recalled its lasagna and stuffed-shell products after outbreaks of food poisoning occurred in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. The products were distributed to restaurants, caterers, institutions, and re…Read More »

April 86 1986 Outbreak of Salmonella linked to Chicken Prepared in a School Cafeteria, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

An outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred among students and employees of a small school district in Oklahoma, involving four schools. Salmonella Heidelberg and Salmonella Stanley were isolated from stool samples of some of the case-patients. Illness w…Read More »

October 85 1985 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Consumption of Eggs at a Convention in New Mexico

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

The October 7 breakfast at a convention was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg. The only food significantly associated with illness was eggs. The eggs that were served at the meal were not available for culture. Other eggs from t…Read More »

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