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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February 19 2019 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, The Grille at Gold Dust West, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In March 2019 the Nevada Division of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to the Grille at Gold Dust West in Elko, Nevada. Thirty eight cases were identified. Of these, 29 were laboratory confirmed. Two of these wer…Read More »

January 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Grocery Stores

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken salad

On February 22, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to consumption of chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Using PFGE and WGS to identify illnesses that were part of the outbreak, the CDC reported that as of A…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, Clinical and Teaching Laboratories

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Occupational exposure

The CDC and public health officials in several states identified a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to various clinical, commercial, and teaching microbiology laboratories. Twenty nine people infected with the outbreak strain were…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreaks of Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry, JEGX01.0005, JEGX01.0021, JEGX01.0004, JGXX01.0009, JPXX01.1071, JPXX01.0033, JPXX01.0351, JPXX01.5209, JBPX01.0008, JBPX01.0002, JBPX01.0039

In June 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks. Several serotypes were isolated in patients: Braenderup, Enteritidis, Hadar, I 4,[5],12:i-, Indiana, Infantis, Litchfield, Mbandaka, Muenchen,…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chapel Hill Creamery Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheese

In July 2016 North Carolina‚Äôs health department reported that 98 state residents have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Sixteen required hospitalization. Eight out-of-state residents were also sickened. All exposure…Read More »

June 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at Tarheel Q, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • BBQ

In June 2015 Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department staff worked with North Carolina Division of Public Health staff to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of the Tarheel Q, a barbeque restaurant locate…Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at Jewel Osco Deli

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Deli food

In June 2014 Cook County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among consumers of deli products or chicken sold at Jewel Osco in Tinley Park, Illinois. Nineteen case patients (14 confirmed and 5 probable) were…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella at an Ecuadorian Festival, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

More than 119 people were sickened with Salmonella at a street festival held in Minneapolis on August 11, 2013. Eleven people were hospitalized. Several serotype were identified. These included Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Uganda, Salmonella se…Read More »

June 13 2013 Kritter's Kitchen Kreations pet treats linked to Salmonella in New Hampshire

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

In 2013 the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services investigated a cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium infections associated with contaminated locally made pet treats. Between June and October 2013, a total of 43 ill persons were identifi…Read More »

March 13 2013 Salmonella Typhimurium linked to homemade unpasteurized fresh cheese, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, cheese, unpasteurized, raw

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the City of Minneapolis investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of homemade unpasteurized cheese also known as queso fresco in May 2013. MDH co…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

December 09 Canterbury England Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two clusters of an unusual strain of Salmonella Typhimurium, PT U319, have occurred in Canterbury, England since mid December. The illnesses have occurred among children who have attended three different nursery schools and a primary school in the a…Read More »

February 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to CW Alfalfa Sprouts, Inc., SunSprout Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, gourmet sprouts

In February, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials identified six isolates of Salmonella Saintpaul. Although this is a common strain of Salmonella, during 2008, only three cases had been detected in Nebraska and only four subtyp…Read More »

March 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Municipal Water, Alamosa, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of gastroenteritis due to Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among residents of the City of Alamosa, Colorado. The investigation showed that there was no common food source among the ill. The majority of the ill lived within the city limit…Read More »

February 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Keystone Food Products/Robert's American Gourmet Veggie Bootie Snack Food

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, puffed rice and puffed corn snack with vegetable coating

A multi-state, case-control study demonstrated a strong association between illness and consumption of Veggie Bootie, a snack of puffed rice and corn with a vegetable coating. By June 28, the Robert's American Gourmet Company had recalled the produc…Read More »

September 06 Multistate Large Tomatoes 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with eating raw, large, red, round tomatoes at restaurants. Implicated tomatoes were traced to a single packinghouse in Ohio supplied by three tomato growers from 25 fields in three coun…Read More »

December 06 Netherlands Hard Cheese

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

In 2006, over 200 cases of a rare strain of Salmonella Typhimurium were detected in the Netherlands. It was phage type 561. Fifty one of these cases were eventually associated with eating hard cheese that had been purchased from a farm. Eating chees…Read More »

May 05 2005 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Associated with Cold Stone Creamery Cake Batter Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake Batter Ice Cream

In 2005 the popular ice cream chain, Cold Stone Creamery, removed all the "Cake Batter" flavored ice cream from their stores. A warning was issued to throw the ice cream away after an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was linked to this ice cream f…Read More »

May 05 Casa Romero Restaurant Food Worker 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was attributed to improper cooking and poor hygiene at a Casa Romero Restaurant in Illinois. Several of the people infected were employees of the restaurant. A food worker was the likely source for the initial …Read More »

August 04 Multistate Ground Beef 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, ground beef

New Mexico health officials initially identified eight cases of Salmonella Typhimurium that shared a common genetic fingerprint (PFGE, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis) pattern. A review of PFGE patterns of other Salmonella Typhimurium cases in the …Read More »

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