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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September 17 2017 Clostridium perfringens, Ramsey County, Minnesota jail

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Rice, tamale pie

In September 2017 St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among inmates at the local jail. State health officials tested sample trays of food served for lunch and…Read More »

May 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with Catered Lunch Meeting, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cookies

A catered lunch meeting held on May 4, 2013 was implicated as the source of an outbreak of norovirus. Minnesota Department of Health staff interviewed 27 lunch attendees. Eleven individuals met the case definition. Stool collected from two cases were…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Assocated with a Work Event, Ramsey County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In February 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 6 of 20 employees of a retail store who had attended a lunch event catered by a deli in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event was held on February 13. The M…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Sapovirus at a Catered Banquet in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

People who attended an April 27, 2012 catered banquet in St. Paul, Minnesota were sickened with sapovirus. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and City of Maplewood Environmental Health staff investigated the outbreak. MDH interviewed 43 attendees. …Read More »

January 12 2012 Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with a Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDA), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the City of St. Paul investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred among persons who attended a private event held…Read More »

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