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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July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

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 »

December 11 Hedgehogs Linked to Salmonella Typhimurium, 2011-2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

On September 6, 2012 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to hegehogs purchased from multiple breeders. As of January 31, 2013 investigators had identified 20 persons residing in 8 states as part of the outbreak. Four person…Read More »

October 11 Hannaford Hamburger Ground Beef 2011

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

On December 16, Hannaford, a Scarborough, Maine-based grocery chain, recalled fresh ground beef products that may have been contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. The recall resulted from an investigation into human illness. By Janua…Read More »

August 11 Feeder Rodents 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Rodents

On April 20, 2012, the CDC announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i:- linked to exposure to feeder rodents. Cases had been detected in at least 22 states; the rodents were sold as food for pet reptiles and amphibians.…Read More »

April 11 Portillo's Restaurant Salad 2011, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad

An investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among patrons of Portillo's Restaurant in St. Charles, Illinois, was first announced on May 10, 2011. Cases were infected with a rare strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. There wree 36 case p…Read More »

August 10 Clinical and Teaching Laboratories Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On April 28, 2011, the Centers for Disease Control announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. Illness appeared to be associated with exposure to clinical and teaching microbiology laboratories and occurred among students …Read More »

December 09 Canterbury England Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two clusters of an unusual strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, PT U319, have occurred in Canterbury, England since mid December. The illnesses have occurred among children who have attended three different nursery schools and a primary school in the a…Read More »

November 09 Missouri Private Home Head Cheese 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Head Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating head cheese(a luncheon meat) while at a private home in Missouri.…Read More »

September 09 Multiple-Serotype Salmonella Connecticut Wedding Reception Potato Salad 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Potato Salad, Food Worker

An outbreak of multiple types of Salmonella occurred among persons who attended a wedding reception held in Connecticut. Among the six case-patients who obtained laboratory testing, two stool specimens yielded S. Schwarzengrund, two yielded S. Typhi…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts, Michigan

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

Salmonella Typhimurium illnesses occurred among Michigan residents from Bay, Genesee, Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne counties who had eaten raw alfalfa sprouts. The source of the sprouts was not described.…Read More »

August 09 Pennsylvania Private Home Beef 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating beef at a private home in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

August 09 Colorado Picnic Iceberg Lettuce 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating iceberg lettuce at a picnic in Colorado.…Read More »

August 09 California Church Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

July 09 King Soopers, Inc., Ground Beef 2009

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

King Soopers, Inc., a supermarket chain, recalled approximately 466,236 pounds of ground beef that was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT 104 in the state of Colorado. The beef had been distributed in the states of Colorado, Kansas, …Read More »

July 09 Taylor Farms Shredded lettuce 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Loose, Shredded lettuce

Shredded lettuce sickened 145 people with Salmonella Typhimurium in the western states of the USA and at least 12 people in Canada. Shredded lettuce, possibly from quick-service restaurant locations, seemed the likely cause of the outbreak. A commo…Read More »

July 09 Ohio Fair, Festival, or Temporary Mobile Service Chicken 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating chicken at a fair, festival, or temporary mobile service in Ohio.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Restaurant, Washington Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multi-serotype outbreak of Salmonella was linked to eating at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described. The involved serotypes were: Salmonella Anfo; Salmonella Hvittingfoss; Salmonella Potsdam; Salmonella Typ…Read More »

July 09 California Restaurant Unknown 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

May 09 Baby Chicks 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Poultry, Chickens, chicks, ducks

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in New York and Pennsylvania among people who had contact with baby chicks and ducks or who visited one of the stores of a feed store chain. The feed store chain received poultry from a single hatchery …Read More »

May 09 Utah Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

April 09 Water Frog Contact 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium resulted from contact with African Dwarf Frogs which are an aquatic species of frog. Traceback from 21 patient homes and two distributors identified a breeder in Madera, California, Blue Lobster Farms,…Read More »

March 09 Illinois Restaurant Unknown 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating at a restaurant in Illinois.…Read More »

March 09 Arkansas Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

February 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at a Fair, Festival, or Temporary Mobile Service, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with attendance at a fair or festival. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 08 Ohio Restaurant Chicken 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten chicken at a restaurant in Ohio.…Read More »

November 08 North Carolina Private Home Chicken 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten chicken at a private home. The preparation of the chicken was not described.…Read More »

November 08 California Workplace Garnish 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, garnish

A garnish that mostly consisted of vegetables was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium. The exposed had eaten the garnish while at a workplace in California.…Read More »

November 08 California Restaurant 4 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

November 08 Virginia Restaurant 2 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

October 08 California Private Home Roast Chicken 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten roast chicken at a private home in California.…Read More »

September 08 Peanut Corporation of America, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter - Containing Products 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nut, Peanut butter Nut, Peanut paste

Beginning in November, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) PulseNet staff noted a small and highly dispersed, multistate cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium isolates. The outbreak consisted of two pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) defined clusters …Read More »

September 08 Ohio Wedding Reception 3 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten at a wedding reception in Ohio. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 08 Missouri Private Home Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people in a private home in Missouri. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 North Carolina Restaurant Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts Produced by Sprouters Northwest, Inc.

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts produced by Sprouters Northwest, Inc. This company's sprouts were previously linked to an outbreak of Salmonella in 2004.…Read More »

July 08 Biggers & Callham, LLC D.B.A. MiceDirect Mice and Baby Chickens 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Mice, Baby Chickens, Chicks, Rodents

Frozen mice and chicks were recalled by MiceDirect after an outbreak of Salmonella, serotype I 4,[5],12:i:- was detected in the United States. Cases were identified in 17 states; the first U.S. case illness onset was December, 2009. Prior to the U.…Read More »

July 08 Pennsylvania Unknown Location Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

June 08 Utah Unknown Location 2 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium and Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope occurred in Utah. Neither the vehicle of exposure or exposure location were described.…Read More »

April 08 Ohio Restaurant 2 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating at a restaurant in Ohio. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 08 Virginia Restaurant Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

April 08 Ohio Restaurant 4 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

April 08 Michigan Restaurant Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people became ill due to an infection with Salmonella Typhimurium after eating at a restaurant in Michigan. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

March 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Municipal Water, Alamosa, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of gastroenteritis due to Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among residents of the City of Alamosa, Colorado. The investigation showed that there was no common food source among the ill. The majority of the ill lived within the city limit…Read More »

March 08 Turtles 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was identified in 2008. Cases were reported from 25 states and the District of Columbia. Exposure to pet turtles was associated with illness. Three turtle environments were proved to be contaminated …Read More »

February 08 California Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

January 08 California Restaurant Macaroni and Cheese 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope was associated with eating macaroni and cheese at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

December 07 Wyoming Restaurant 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

November 07 University of Western Ontario Chicken 2007

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, PT 108, spread from a food court on the campus of The University of Western Ontario. There were two phases of the outbreak. The first phase appeared to be related to food from the University Community Center (…Read More »

November 07 New York Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope was linked to eating at a restaurant in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 07 Ohio Other Location Unknown Vehicle 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in the state of Ohio. The exposure location was described as "other." The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Rochester, Minnesota Quiznos Restaurant Tomatoes

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Tomato

Diners at a Rochester, Minnesota, Quiznos Restaurant became ill with the same strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. An investigation traced the illnesses to the raw tomatoes that had been used in the sandwiches. Initially the source of the illnesses wa…Read More »

October 07 Maine Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in the state of Maine and was linked to eating at a restaurant. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 07 Iowa Private Home Baked and Grilled Chicken 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken, Baked Chicken, Grilled Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to eating grilled and baked chicken at a private home in Iowa.…Read More »

September 07 Wyoming Restaurant 2 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

September 07 Pennsylvania Banquet Facility Roasted Pork 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Roasted Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten roasted pork at a banquet facility in the state of Pennsylvania.…Read More »

August 07 Washington State Private Home Nachos 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nachos, Dairy, Cheese, Tortilla Chips, Snack

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Washington state at a private home. Nachos were named as the vehicle of infection. Nachos usually contain tortilla chips, beans, cheese, and spices.…Read More »

July 07 Pennsylvania Picnic Beef Meatball 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who attended a picnic. Beef meatballs were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

July 07 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 5 Unknown Vehicle 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or outbreak location were named.…Read More »

July 07 Virginia Wedding Reception Cheese, Shami Kabob 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese Kabob, Shami

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who attended a wedding reception in Virginia. Cheese and shami kabob were named as the vehicles of infection. Shami kabobs are a dish made with minced meat, usually mutton or beef…Read More »

June 07 Pennsylvania Private Home Raw Milk and Cheese 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Raw Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a private home in Pennsylvania. The vehicles of infection were described as raw milk and cheese.…Read More »

May 07 Virginia Restaurant and Private Home Crispy Pork 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Crispy Pork

A confirmed, multi-strain, outbreak of Salmonella was linked to eating crispy pork at a restaurant and at a private home in Virginia. The Salmonella strains were Salmonella London and Salmonella Typhimurium.…Read More »

May 07 Virginia Restaurant 2 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

March 07 Shaunee County, Kansas Medical Office or Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A mixed outbreak of Salmonella Hadar and Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope occurred among coworkers at a medical facility in Shawnee, County, Kansas. The group worked together and shared meals together, including restaurant meals. The vehicle of infe…Read More »

March 07 Pennsylvania Unknown Location Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or the location were named.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Unpasteurized, Raw Milk and Cheese, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

In February, the Pennsylvania Department of Health received reports of two laboratory-confirmed infections of Salmonella Typhimurium. The isolates matched by pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique, and the patient…Read More »

February 07 2007 Alaska Funeral Potluck Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten eggs while at a potluck served at a funeral.…Read More »

February 07 Restaurant and Private Home Lettuce and Spinach 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Spinach

A confirmed, multistate, outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to the consumption of lettuce(type unspecified) and also to spinach. The states of residence were not named. The exposure locations were described as lettuce and spinach.…Read More »

December 07 Penquis Convenience Market Deli Food 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Thirteen people developed Salmonellosis, caused by Salmonella Typhimurium, after eating at a Penquis, Maine, convenience market deli. They ate ready-to-eat, food prepared by the deli, but the exact food vehicle was not disclosed.…Read More »

December 06 Utah Restaurant or Banquet Facility Specialty Salads 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating specialty salads at a restaurant or banquet facility in Utah. The salad ingredients were not described.…Read More »

November 06 Kansas Church Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope was associated with eating at a church in Kansas. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 06 Multistate Large Tomatoes 2006

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

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating raw, large, red, round tomatoes at restaurants. Implicated tomatoes were traced to a single packinghouse in Ohio supplied by three tomato growers from 25 fields in three coun…Read More »

September 06 California Restaurant Chicken 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope was associated with eating chicken at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

August 06 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 7 Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

August 06 Oregon Unknown Location 2 Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

August 06 Pennsylvania Private Home Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating in a private home in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

August 06 Pennsylvania Private Home Raw Milk and Queso Fresco 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Queso Fresco, Raw Milk, Raw Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had consumed raw, unpasteurized milk, or raw milk cheese(queso fresco), in private homes in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

July 06 New York Restaurant or Picnic or Fair or Temporary Mobile Service or Private Home Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in New York state. The exposure locations were restaurant, picnic, fair, or temporary mobile service. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 06 Massachusetts Other Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

July 06 Georgia Restaurant or Private Home Dosai 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Dosai

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten dosai in a restaurant or in a private home in Georgia. Dosai are a fermented lentil crepes which are usually filled with vegetables or meats. The filling was not des…Read More »

June 06 Minnesota Restaurant Vegetable-Based Soup 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Soup, Vegetable

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten a vegetable-based soup at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

June 06 Maryland Restaurant or Private Home Lettuce or Tomato 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Tomato

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Maryland. The vehicles of infection were lettuce or tomato. The exposure locations were restaurant or private home.…Read More »

June 06 Minnesota Restaurant 4 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

June 06 New York Other Location or Restaurant or Private Home Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in New York state. There were multiple exposure locations: restaurant; private home; other. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 California Restaurant 7 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating at a restaurant in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 California Wedding Reception Chicken Skewers 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating chicken skewers at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at a Restaurant, Colorado

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

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

April 06 Cub Brand Microwaveable Stuffed Chicken Products 2006

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating Cub Brand, stuffed chicken products, such as Chicken Kiev, Chicken Broccoli and Cheese, Chicken Mushrooms and Cheddar, Chicken Mushrooms in Wine Sauce, and/or Chicken Romanov. The illne…Read More »

April 06 Ohio Private Home Chicken Dishes 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had eaten chicken dishes at a private home in Ohio. A description of the dishes was not offered.…Read More »

April 06 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 5 Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

March 06 2006 School Potluck Ground Beef

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

Attendees of a school potluck in Alaska contracted Salmonella Typhimurium. At least 47 people became ill; some of the illnesses were confirmed by stool culture. Genetic testing on the Salmonella Typhimurium proved that all laboratory confirmed case…Read More »

March 06 Colorado Day Care Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a day care center in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 06 Sushi King Restaurant California Rolls 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Whitefish, imitation crab

In February, Benton County Health Unit, Arkansas, received a report of an large outbreak of gastroenteritis. The investigation eventually associated the illnesses with recently eating at the Sushi King Restaurant. Consumption of the California roll…Read More »

February 06 Utah Restaurant Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

February 06 2006 Salmonella Typhimurium at a Virginia Prison

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to eating turkey at a Chesterfield County, Virginia, correctional facility. The contaminated vehicle was turkey.…Read More »

December 06 Netherlands Hard Cheese

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

In 2006, over 200 cases of a rare strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were detected in the Netherlands. It was phage type 561. Fifty one of these cases were eventually associated with eating hard cheese that had been purchased from a farm. Eating chees…Read More »

December 05 Frozen, Vacuum-Packed Mice 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Mice

Between December, 2005, and January, 2006, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) identified four human cases of Salmonella Typhimurium that matched each other by PFGE, pulsed field gel electrophoresis. All of the initial Minnesota cases attended …Read More »

July 05 Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake Batter Ice Cream

The popular ice cream chain, Cold Stone Creamery, removed all the "Cake Batter" flavored ice cream from their stores. A warning was issued to throw the ice cream away after an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to this ice cream flavor. …Read More »

May 05 Orchid Island Juice Company Orange Juice 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Orange, Unpasteurized

The Michigan Department of Community Health first detected a cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium cases in June. Eleven out of fourteen of the ill had consumed "fresh-squeezed" orange juice at upscale retail markets. The markets purchased the orange j…Read More »

May 05 Casa Romero Restaurant Food Worker 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was attributed to improper cooking and poor hygiene at a Casa Romero Restaurant in Illinois. Several of the people infected were employees of the restaurant. A food worker was the likely source for the initial …Read More »

March 05 Ontario Canada Luncheon Meats 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Salami, Mortadella, Proscuitto

An outbreak of Salmonella PT U302 occurred in southern Ontario, Canada. A common food source with a long self life was suspected. The most likely hypothesis supported by the findings was that the illnesses were caused by contaminated salami, mortad…Read More »

August 04 Multistate Ground Beef 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, ground beef

New Mexico health officials initially identified eight cases of Salmonella Typhimurium that shared a common genetic fingerprint (PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) pattern. A review of PFGE patterns of other Salmonella Typhimurium cases in the …Read More »

July 04 Sheetz Convenience Store Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes Sandwiches, Other, with tomatoes Produce-based Salads, with tomatoes

Patrons of Sheetz convenience stores developed illness in early July due to Salmonella. Sheetz is a mid-Atlantic chain of gas stations with deli take-out sections. Sheetz stores are located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and east…Read More »

July 04 Delicatessen Chain Roma Tomatoes 2004

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

A multiserotype, Salmonella outbreak occurred among people who ate at outlets of a delicatessen chain. Laboratory studies of stool samples from case-patients yielded Salmonella serotypes Javiana (383), Typhimurium (27), Anatum (five), Thompson (four…Read More »

May 04 South Bass Island Resort Municipal Water 2004

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus, Salmonella, Campylobacter, Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among visitors and residents of South Bass Island, Ohio. An environmental assessment and extensive testing of island water sources was performed, including use of a novel ultrafiltration water collection syste…Read More »

December 04 Turtles 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtle

In the summer of 2004, two states, Wyoming and Wisconsin, identified separate outbreaks of Salmonellosis associated with recent contact with small turtles. In Wisconsin four people were infected with Salmonella Pomona. In Wyoming the two cases were…Read More »

December 03 Pet Store Rodent Contact 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

Rodents(mice, rats, hamsters) shipped from an Iowa pet distributor to 15 pet stores in the midwestern USA were infected with an unusual strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, DT 120. Related human illnesses were identified in at least ten states involvin…Read More »

October 03 Northeastern States Ground Beef 2003

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

A cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 cases was found in the northeastern United States in late 2003. The strain was resistant to several antibiotics and was referred to as R-type ACSSuT. Illness was associated with consuming grocery store boug…Read More »

September 03 Commercially Processed Egg Salad 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Commercially Processed Egg Product

Oregon State epidemiologist noted an increase in reports of Salmonella Typhimurium during the month of September. Some of the Salmonella isolates matched by PFGE (pulsed-field gel electrophoresis). An epidemiologic investigation implicated kits for…Read More »

November 02 Young's Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella was first detected in Clark County, Ohio. There had been two hospitalizations following consumption of raw milk and raw milk products produced by Young's Dairy, a dairy that had been in existence for many years. …Read More »

November 02 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown November, 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. Upon investigation, 10 food workers were found to be infected with the same strain of Salmonella Newport.…Read More »

September 02 Normative Services Residential Treatment Facility Milk 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Milk, Person-to-Person

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at the Normative Services residential treatment facility in Sheridan, Wyoming. Students, staff, and staff family members of the facility became ill. Statistical analysis showed that milk consumption at…Read More »

June 00 Multiple Pathogen Minnesota Day Camp Animal Contact 2000

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak due to multiple pathogens was associated with participation at a farm day camp. The camp was sponsored by a university and was held on campus for young children. There were eight camps sessions scheduled throughout the summer. Although…Read More »

April 00 Minnesota Restaurant Ground Turkey 2000

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at a Minnesota restaurant was linked to the consumption of ground turkey. Two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium.…Read More »

March 00 Pennsylvania Dairy Plant Milk Contaminated After Pasteurization 2000

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk Pasteurized

Pasteurized milk was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The pasteurization process employed by the dairy during the outbreak appeared to be adequate, however there were thirteen instances on record wh…Read More »

August 99 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown August, 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

One restaurant patron developed Salmonella Typhimurium after eating at a Minnesota restaurant. The vehicle of infection was not known.…Read More »

July 99 Georgia Barbeque Restaurant Barbeque Pork July, 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium var Copenhagen was linked to eating barbeque pork at a Habersham County, Georgia, restaurant. BBQ was the only food item statistically associated with illness. Three persons were hospitalized during their acute…Read More »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Rainbow Sprouts Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, in Colorado, resulted from consuming clover sprouts. The outbreak was detected through routine laboratory surveillance. The sprouts were traced to two Colorado suppliers that had obtained the seed from a singl…Read More »

August 98 Chicken Kiev 1998

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was detected by identification of several isolates that shared a single, previously rare, pulse-field gel electrophoresis pattern. A case control study implicated a frozen, Chicken Kiev product. Salmonella Typhi…Read More »

July 98 Georgia Barbeque Restaurant Barbeque Pork 1998

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque Pork

Patrons of a Bleckely County, Georgia, restaurant developed Salmonellosis after eating at the retaurant in July and August. After cooking, the barbequed pork was kept at room temperature for two to three hours before it was refrigerated. The refrig…Read More »

May 98 Australia Chicken Nuggets 1998

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium phage type 12 occurred in South Australia. The epidemiologic investigation revealed that consumption of a specific brand of chicken nuggets was statistically associated with illness. S. Typhimurium phage type 1…Read More »

December 98 Massachusetts Raw, Unpasteurized Milk 1998

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Massachusetts among children tasting unpasteurized milk during tours of a dairy farm. The implicated vehicle was raw, unpasteurized, milk. The outbreak demonstrated a distribution of unusually long …Read More »

May 97 Franklin County Vermont Raw Milk 1997

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Raw, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Vermont. Raw, unpasteurized, milk was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

February 97 Northern California Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Cheese 1997

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

In early 1997, there were two reported outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium in two neighboring, northern California counties. The first outbreak which involved 31 persons had peaked in February, 1997. It was caused by Salmonella Typhimurium var Cope…Read More »

December 97 Queso Fresco Cheese 1997

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Queso Fresco

A raw milk, queso fresco was implicated as the cause of a large outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 in Yakima County, Washington. In an effort to prevent future outbreaks, Hispanic grandmothers were organized to train the community on how to us…Read More »

January 96 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown January, 1996

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among patrons of a Minnesota restaurant. The investigation found that five food workers were found to be infected with Salmonella bacteria; three of these were infected with the outbreak strain. At lea…Read More »

September 95 The Palmyra Bologna Co., Lebanon Bologna 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Lebanon Bologna

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in south central Pennsylvania and was linked to the consumption of Lebanon bologna. The Lebanon bologna was produced by The Palmyra Bologna Co. and had been distributed nationwide. Lebanon bologna was …Read More »

August 95 Minnesota Restaurant Salad August, 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad, Unknown type, Food worker

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. Salad was listed as the vehicle of infection. An investigation found that 16 food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium; illness onsets amo…Read More »

July 95 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown July, 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a Minnesota restaurant that specialized in Chinese food. A food worker at the restaurant was found to be infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. It was not known if the food wor…Read More »

May 95 Minnesota Restaurant Unknown May, 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. The vehicle was never determined, however 13 of the 60 food workers that underwent a stool test were shown to be carrying the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Illne…Read More »

December 94 Raw Ground Beef 1994

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

Consumption of raw ground beef was suspected as the source of a tartrate negative, Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak in Wisconsin during the Christmas holiday. Consumption of raw ground beef during the holidays was a eating practice brought from Europ…Read More »

November 93 Gideon, Missouri Municipal Water 1993

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

A large outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Gideon, Missouri. The investigation implicated the community's unchlorinated water supply. The Salmonella was unusual in that it did not ferment dulcitol. Salmonella Typhimurium was found in w…Read More »

December 91 Pacific Science Center Animal Contact 1991

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to having contact with reptiles on display for handling at the Pacific Science Center, Seattle, Washington. After the environment was cleaned, hand-washing facilities installed, and handling …Read More »

June 86 Turtles 1986

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

Two young brothers developed Salmonella Typhimurium days after their mother had purchased a red-eared slider turtle with a two inch carapace. The same strain of Salmonella Typhimurium was isolated from the turtle and the turtle's water. The turtle …Read More »

December 86 Georgia Turkey 1986

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred in Georgia. Turkey was the implicated vehicle of infection.…Read More »

March 85 1985 Salmonella Typhimurium Among Consumers of Bluebrook and Hillfarm Dairy 2% Pasteurized Milk

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

A large outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among persons who drank pasteurized, 2% milk that had been produced by a single dairy plant in Illinois. Salmonella Typhimurium was isolated from unopened containers of two lots of 2 % milk that we…Read More »

September 84 Intentional Contamination of Restaurant Salad Bars 1984

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Salad Bar

Multiple outbreaks of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred during September and October, 1984, in The Dalles, Oregon. Most of the illnesses were linked to eating at ten different restaurants, particularly from salad bars at these restaurants. The implica…Read More »

March 84 1984 Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Inadequately Pasteurized Milk, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

A convent in Kentucky had its own dairy herd and pasteurized its own milk. In March, the convent began purchasing milk from another dairy farm in the area. This purchased milk was reportedly pasteurized at the convent, but tests suggested that the …Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to consumption of Raw Milk, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In early 1983, an outbreak of illness was caused by raw milk contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The outbreak strain was resistant to several antibiotics(ampicillin, chloramphenicol, kanamycin sulfate, streptomycin, sulfonamide, and tetracycli…Read More »

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