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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April 12 South Carolina E. coli O157:H7 Mexican Restaurant 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May of 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)announced that it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that had sickened 11 individuals in the Spartanburg area. All 11 victims reported eating at the…Read More »

September 11 2011 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to BBQ Fundraising Event, York, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On September 16 and September 17, 2011 a fundraising event was held at the Grace Covenant Church in York, South Carolina. Boxed meals of BBQ pork, sauce, bun, coleslaw, baked beans and pound cake were sold. Food was prepared at the church for distrib…Read More »

February 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant and Church Event, South Carolina

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at a restaurant and at a church event in South Carolina. Pork barbeque was described as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Baked Vegetables, Potatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate turkey or potatoes at a church located in South Carolina.…Read More »

October 06 2006 Salmonella Thompson at a Pumpkin Festival

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Peanuts

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred among persons who ate boiled peanuts while attending the Pumpkin Festival, in Pumpkintown, South Carolina. The Salmonella Thompson isolates from case-patients were identical with the Salmonella Thompson is…Read More »

February 01 2001 South Carolina Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Inmates in four South Carolina prisons developed gastroenteritis. Stool specimens from ill inmates yielded Salmonella Enteritidis phage types 2, 13a, and 23. No staff members from the prisons had been ill. Eggs used by the four prison had been sup…Read More »

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