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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January 13 2013 Salmonella Senftenberg linked to Pistachios from a California Roaster

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, pistachio

Federal, state and local public health officials investigated a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg illnesses linked to pistachios from ARO Pistachios, Inc. , in Terra Bella, California. According to the CDC, a total of 8 persons from 6 s…Read More »

July 09 Daniele International, Inc. Italian Sausages/Salame & Wholesome Spice and Mincing Overseas Spice Companies Black and Crushed Red Pepper 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Salami, Salame Herbs and Spices, Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper

Salame products produced by Daniele International, Inc., a Rhode Island based company, were implicated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo, a very common type of Salmonella. Purchase data from club shopper cards was used to identify the…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg at Arby's Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Cross contamination

An outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg was linked to a Grant County, Washington, Arby's Restaurant. The outbreak began in February and persisted into the summer months. The outbreak strain of Salmonella was isolated from a meat slicer. In addition,…Read More »

January 07 2007 International Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg Linked to Fresh Basil

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Basil

In May, 2007, fresh basil sold in the United Kingdom was found to be contaminated with Salmonella Senftenberg after outbreaks in England and Wales were investigated. Only a minority of the ill had recalled eating basil prior to the onset of illness. …Read More »

July 01 Outbreak in Western States Grapes 2001

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Grapes

An outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred in the western United States. The epidemiologic investigation implicated seedless, non-organic grapes, likely green grapes, with risk of illness. Traceback efforts were inconclusive as to the source of t…Read More »

September 97 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg and E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa-Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa-Clover

A northern California sprout grower was implicated in a prolonged outbreak involving its alfalfa-clover mixed sprouts. The outbreak began with the identification of a cluster of Salmonella Senftenberg cases; the case control study showed that the co…Read More »

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