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 06 Kane County Hispanic Grocery Stores Unpasteurized, Cotija Cheese 2006-2007

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

Two strains of Salmonella, Salmonella Meleagridis and a multidrug-resistant of Salmonella Newport were associated with an outbreak involving unpasteurized, cotija-style cheese. The outbreak occurred among the Hispanic community of Kane County, Illin…Read More »

October 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Meleagridis Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts, Alberta, Canada

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

In October, 1997 in Alberta, Canada, an outbreak of S. Meleagridis infections was linked to eating alfalfa sprouts. The outbreak strain was also isolated from retail product. During the same period, cases of S. Meleagridis infection with the same p…Read More »

May 96 1995 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Clover, Alfalfa-radish mix, Alfalfa-clover mix

Sprouts from a northern California sprouter were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Meleagridis. This same sprouter was associated with a simultaneous outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo involving its alfalfa sprouts. The outbreak strain of Salmo…Read More »

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