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 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

As of June 7, 2012 a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille. Among the persons who reported the date they became ill, illnesses bega…Read More »

October 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Diamond Brand Dog Food

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

On April 2, 2012 the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development detected Salmonella Infantis in an unopened bag of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice dry dog food, which had been collected March 14, 2012 during routine retail testing. …Read More »

March 11 Frederick County 4-H Country Butchering Event and Benefit Pancake Breakfast Sausage 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Sausage Meat Pudding

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people attending a benefit pancake breakfast on March 5, in Thurmont, Maryland, at the Trinity United Church of Christ. Sausage and meat pudding were named as the vehicles of infection. These origin…Read More »

September 09 Illinois Private Home Barbacoa 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, Barbacoa

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was associated with eating barbacoa at a private home in Illinois. Barbacoa usually refers to a slow cooked meat. The type of meat involved in this outbreak was not described.…Read More »

July 09 A & R Barbeque Restaurant Pulled Pork 2009

  • 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 »

May 09 California Banquet Facility Vegetable Dip 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Vegetable, Dip

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was associated with eating vegetable dip at a banquet facility in California.…Read More »

December 08 Puerto Rico Private Home Pork 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people who had eaten pork at a private home in Puerto Rico.…Read More »

August 08 Illinois Unknown Location or Private Home Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

June 08 Utah Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

October 07 Connecticut Private Home Pork 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people who ate pork at a private home in Connecticut.…Read More »

July 07 Illinois Private Home 2 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was linked to eating at a private home in Illinois. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

July 07 California Restaurant Garbanzo Beans 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Garbanzo Beans

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was linked to eating garbanzo beans at a restaurant in the state of California.…Read More »

April 99 Contact with Young Poultry 1999

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

Salmonellosis was associated with having contact with young poultry (chicken, turkey, pheasant, geese, ducks) in Michigan. Approximately three quarters of the cases resided in a home where poultry was being raised. The poultry appeared to have orig…Read More »

February 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Consumption First Harvest Alfalfa Sprouts

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

An outbreak of Salmonella serotypes Infantis and Anatum, which occurred from February through June, 1997, in Kansas and Missouri, was associated with eating contaminated alfalfa sprouts produced by a local sprouter, First Harvest. On the basis of ep…Read More »

December 92 Rice Pudding 1992

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Rice Pudding

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred in Georgia. The eggs that were used in the rice pudding were given as the implicated vehicle of infection.…Read More »

October 90 1990 Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis and Staphylococcus aureus at a Florida State Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

Eating turkey at the evening meal on October 10,1990 was associated with a risk of illness at a Florida state prison. Salmonella Infantis and Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from leftover samples of turkey. Salmonella Infantis was isolated from…Read More »

December 84 Turkey and Beef Sandwiches 1984

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Turkey, Beef

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred in Pennsylvania. Turkey or beef sandwiches were the implicated vehicles of infection.…Read More »

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