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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May 13 2013 Scombroid Fish Poisoning, Mankato, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Scombroid, histamine
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

In May 2013 a sushi restaurant located in Mankato, Minnesota was implicated in an outbreak of Scombroid Fish Poisoning. A physician at an urgent care facility notified Minnesota public health investigators that a patient with hive-like rash, flushing…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Associated with a Lakeville, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Toxin, Scombroid poisoning
  • Vehicle:
  • tuna

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of illness among a group of diners at a restaurant located in Lakeville, Minnesota. Two members of a group of 6 developed scombroid-like symptoms after consumin…Read More »

June 09 Clark County Fish 2009

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish

A outbreak of scombroid poisoning was associated with eating fish purchased from a food market in Clark County, Washington. The fish was not identified.…Read More »

October 08 Rhode Island Private Home Smoked Tuna 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna, Smoked Tuna

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating smoked tuna at a private home in Rhode Island.…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning at a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

October 08 New York Private Home Skate Fish 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Safood, Finfish, Skate

Three people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating skate fish at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

September 08 New York Restaurant Yellowfin Tuna 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Yellowfin Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating yellowfin tuna in a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

September 08 New York Restaurant Tuna Burger 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna Sandwich, Tuna Burger

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating a tuna burger at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

August 08 California Banquet Facility Ahi Tuna 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna, Ahi Tuna

Thirty people developed scombroid poisoining after eating ahi tuna at a banquet facility in California.…Read More »

June 08 Illinois Grocery Store Tuna 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a grocery store in Illinois. The preparation of the tuna was not described.…Read More »

June 08 Hawaii Restaurant Ahi Tuna Fish 2 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna, Ahi Tuna

Three people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating ahi tuna at a restaurant in Hawaii.…Read More »

March 08 Hawaii Restaurant Ahi Tuna Fish 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Ahi Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating ahi fish at a restaurant in Hawaii.…Read More »

January 08 Baked Mahi Mahi 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Several persons developed symptoms of scombroid poisoning after eating baked Mahi Mahi fish at an Anchorage restaurant. The fish had been caught near Taiwan and transported to Alaska via Washington state. Scombroid poisoning usually results from eat…Read More »

January 08 Alaska Cafeteria Mahi-Mahi 2008

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

An outbreak of Scombroid poisoning occurred among people who had eaten mahi-mahi fish at a cafeteria in Alaska.…Read More »

November 07 Washington Workplace Tuna in a Commercial Pouch 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of Scombroid poisoning occurred in a workplace cafeteria setting in Washington state among those who had eaten tuna. The tuna came from a commercial pouch.…Read More »

October 07 Pennsylvania Restaurant Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Yellowfin Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of scombroid poisoning occurred among people who had eaten yellowfin tuna at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

September 07 Florida Restaurant 2 Raw Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of Scombroid poisoning occurred among people who had eaten raw tuna at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

August 07 New York Restaurant Canned Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna, Canned

An outbreak of Scombroid poisoning was linked to eating canned tuna served at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

August 07 New York Restaurant Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of scombroid poisoning occurred among people who ate tuna at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

July 07 Florida Restaurant Sushi and Sashimi 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Sushi, Sashimi

A confirmed outbreak of Scombroid poisoning was linked to eating sushi and sashimi at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

June 07 Florida Restaurant Raw Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning occurred at a Florida restaurant. Raw tuna was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 2007 California Workplace Cafeteria Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

A confirmed outbreak of scombroid poisoning occurred among people who had eaten escolar fish that had been served at a workplace cafeteria in California.…Read More »

March 07 New York Restaurant Yellowfin Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Yellowfin Tuna

Two diners at a New York restaurant developed scombroid fish poisoning after eating yellowfin tuna.…Read More »

March 07 Rhode Island, Location Not Given, Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of scombroid poisoning occurred in Rhode Island. The location was not given. The named vehicle of infection was Tuna.…Read More »

February 07 Florida Restaurant Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Toxin

A confirmed outbreak of Scombroid poisoning occurred among patrons of a Florida restaurant. Tuna was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

February 07 Hawaii Restaurant Mahi Mahi Fish 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

An outbreak of Scombroid poisoning was linked to eating at a restaurant in Hawaii. Mahi mahi fish was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 Michigan Restaurant Tuna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

A confirmed outbreak of Scombroid poisoning occurred at a restaurant in Michigan. Tuna was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 06 Oil Refinery Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Six employees of an oil refinery in Louisiana became ill after eating at the company cafeteria. Their symptoms resembled an allergic reaction; they reported eating tuna at the cafeteria. With these facts, they were diagnosed probable scombroid pois…Read More »

December 06 Louisiana Workplace Cafeteria Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Six people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a workplace cafeteria in Louisiana.…Read More »

December 06 2006 Florida Restaurant Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Three people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Escolar fish at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

November 06 Restaurant Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Five diners at a Tennessee restaurant on November 25 became ill within hours of eating tuna steaks. One was treated at the Emergency Room, and the hospital reported a case of scombroid poisoning to the local health department. A traceback investiga…Read More »

November 06 Tennessee Restaurant Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Five people became ill due to Scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in Tennessee.…Read More »

November 06 New York Restaurant Mahi Mahi Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Mahi Mahi fish at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

October 06 Hawaii Other Location Mackeral Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mackeral

Three people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating mackeral in Hawaii. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

October 06 Hawaii Restaurant 2 Mahi Mahi Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Mahi Mahi fish at a restaurant in Hawaii.…Read More »

September 06 2006 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Linked to Hamachi, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Hamachi

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Hamachi fish in a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

August 06 New York Restaurant 3 Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Ohio Private Home Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Escolar fish in a private home in Ohio.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Arizona Restaurant Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Five people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Escolar fish at a restaurant in Arizona.…Read More »

August 06 California Restaurant Ahi Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna, Ahi

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating ahi tuna in a restaurant in California.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Wisconsin Restaurant Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Escolar fish at a restaurant in Wisconsin.…Read More »

July 06 New York Restaurant 2 Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

June 06 Hawaii Private Home 2 Mahi Mahi 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating Mahi Mahi fish at a private home in Hawaii.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Linked to Ahi Tuna, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Ahi Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating ahi tuna at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Linked to Tuna, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Ahi Tuna

Four people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating ahi tuna at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

June 06 Colorado Workplace Cafeteria Mahi Mahi Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Three people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Mahi Mahi fish at a workplace cafeteria in Colorado.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Outbreak of Scrombroid poisoning, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating escolar fish at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

May 06 Minnesota Restaurant Tuna 2 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Four people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Minnesota Restaurant Escolar Fish

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

Four people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating escolar fish at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

April 06 Pennsylvania Restaurant Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Seven people developed Scombroid Poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

April 06 New York Restaurant Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

April 06 Colorado Office Setting Mahi Mahi Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Five people developed scombroid poisoning after eating mahi mahi fish in an office setting in Colorado.…Read More »

April 06 Hawaii Private Home Mahi Mahi Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Four people developed scombroid poisoning after eating Mahi Mahi fish while at a private home in Hawaii.…Read More »

April 06 California Restaurant Albacore Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna, Albacore

Two people became ill due to scombroid poisoning after eating albacore tuna at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

April 06 Hawaii Restaurant Mahi Mahi Fish 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating mahi mahi fish at a restaurant in Hawaii.…Read More »

February 06 Minnesota Restaurant Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

January 06 Oregon Private Home Yellowfin Tuna 2006

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Yellowfin Tuna

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating yellowfin tuna in a private home in Oregon.…Read More »

May 05 Mahi Mahi Tuna 2005

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Mahi Mahi Tuna

An urgent care physician contacted the state health department to report a possible case of scombroid poisoning in May. The case stated he had eaten mahi mahi tuna for lunch at his workplace cafeteria in Minnetonka. Further investigation led to the…Read More »

November 04 2004 Escolar. Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Escolar

In November, two separate reports of scombroid toxin poisoning were reported to local health departments in Washington. Both groups of case-patients had consumed escolar prior to symptom onset. One group had participated in a cooking class where th…Read More »

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