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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March 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus, Dave and Buster's Restaurant, Auburn, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

On April 9, 2019 Seattle King County Public Health announced an outbreak of norovirus associated with food consumed at Dave and Buster's Restaurant located in Auburn, Washington. Twelve outbreak associated cases were identified. No one was hospitaliz…Read More »

January 19 2019 Outbreak of Norovirus, La Fuente Restaurant, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On January 31, 2019 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of noro-like illnesses associated with La Fuente Restaurant located in Renton, Washington. As many as 28 people from one meal party on January 25 reported symptoms of…Read More »

December 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Xi'an Noodles, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers at Xi'an Noodles located in the University District of Seattle. Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at the restaurant on D…Read More »

August 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with Burien Fresh Smoothies, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup associated with Burien Fresh Smoothies in Burien, Washington. Seven people from 3 separate dining parties reported becoming ill after consuming…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at the Hub at Gig Harbor Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among people who attended a special event at the Hub at Gig Harbor Restaurant located in Gig Harbor. The event was held July 26, 2018. The first reports of…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Fremont Bowl, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Salmonella associated with Fremont Bowl in Seattle. Four people from 3 separate meal parties reported illness after eating at Fremont Bowl from July 27-29, 2018. Three of the four wer…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Bacterial Toxin at Lahori Kabab-n-Grill, Kent, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On June 15, 2018, Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced that staff were investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis with nausea, cramping and diarrhea associated with Lahori Kabab-n-Grill located in Kent, Washington. Seventeen people f…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, Okinawa Teriyaki, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of Okinawa Teriyaki located at 1100 Western Avenue in Seattle. As of May 17, 2018 there were 17 ill persons from three separate meal parti…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Lockspot Cafe, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

in May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of Norovirus at the Lockspot CafĂ© in Seattle. Three people from 2 separate dining parties became ill after consuming food and beverage at the restaurant between May 12-13…Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Anthony's Homeport, Des Moines, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus at Anthony's Homeport located in Des Moines, Washington. Fifteen people from two separate meal parties became ill after eating at the restaurant on May …Read More »

May 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus at Italisanissimo Ristorante in Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus associated with Italianissimo Ristorante located in Woodinville, Washington. Investigators learned of 11 people from 5 separate meal parties who became ill af…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Homegrown Restaurants, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken pesto sandwich

On May 25, 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of E. Coli O26 associated with Homegrown Restaurants. Four cases were reported. Three were laboratory confirmed with a genetically indistinguishable strain of E. Coli …Read More »

April 18 2018 Bacterial toxin at 125th Street Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacterial toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at 125th Street Grill on April 28, 2018. Symptoms and timing of their illness onset was suggestive of a bacterial toxin such as Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. No one was hospi…Read More »

March 18 2018 Outbreak of Shigellosis Associated with Eric Gorbman Catering, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Seattle King County Public Health (SKCPH) investigated an outbreak of Shigella infections associated with food prepared by Eric Gorbman Catering. The company catered two events at Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Shalom in Seattle. As of March 16, 2018…Read More »

January 18 2018 Outbreak of Norovirus, El Toro Restaurants, Pierce County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

As least 542 people were sickened with norovirus linked to food prepared at two El Toro Mexican restuarants located in Pierce County, Washington. Most of the cases (n=520) dined at the Tacoma location at 5716 N. 26th Street. The other 22 cases dined …Read More »

December 18 2018 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

On September 7, 2018 the Washington Department of Health issued a health alert notifying consumers of an outbreak of shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Dungeness Valley Creamery raw milk. Lab results confirmed th…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Wild Ginger Restaurant, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On December 26, 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff learned of 5 ill persons from one meal party that became ill after consuming food and beverage on December 22 at Wild Ginger, a restaurant located in Bellevue, Washington. An additi…Read More »

December 17 2018 Oubreak of Giardia Linked to Consumption of Raw Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Giardia
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In December 2017 seven people in Washington state were diagnosed with giardia after consuming raw oysters. Exposure dates ranged from December 1 to December 13. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, Raw

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal held on December 22, 2017 at a restaurant located in Seattle, Washington. The implicated vehicle was raw oysters. No one sought medical care and no one died. Product trac…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with Subway Restaurant Located in Normandy Park, WA

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2017 members of separate parties became ill after eating at a Subway located in Normandy Park, Washington. Meal dates occurred between October 20 and October 22. Eighteen people from 7 different meal groups reported illness consistent with…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,5,12:1:-, Snohomish County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Public health officials in Snohomish County, Washington investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype I 4,5,12:1:- linked to consumption of pork cooked at a private home as a whole pig. The implicated meal date was September 23, 2017. Four outbreak…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at a Restaurant, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Pinto Beans

Two people became ill with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea within hours after eating at a restaurant located in Tacoma, Washington on September 2, 2018. The suspected contaminated food item was pinto beans. Neither case sought medical care and neit…Read More »

September 17 2017 Suspected Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In September 2017 four people became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus associated with eating raw oysters at a sit-down restaurant in Seattle, Washington. The implicated meal date was September 14. No one was hospitalized and no one died. C…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemoyticus, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

Six people became ill after eating raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant on September 5, 2017. One person was laboratory confirmed with Vibrio Parahaemolyticus. One person was seen at the emergency department. No one was hospitalized and no one died. I…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with Miller's Guild, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef ribs

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup among customers of Miller's Guild restaurant. Seven persons from 4 separate meal parties became ill after eating at the rest…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis Attributed to (Suspected) Lectin Toxin, Bellingham, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Cranberry Beans

Twenty-six people developed gastroenteritis attributed to suspected lectin toxin as a result of eating undercooked cranberry beans at a restaurant located in Bellingham, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 31, 2017.…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Vibrio Parahaemolyticus, Burien, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with vibriosis after consuming raw oysters at a restaurant located in Burien, Washington. The implicated meal date was August 28, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. The oysters were harvested…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Sumner, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In August 2017 Tacoma Pierce County Health Department officials investigated an outbreak of suspected Clostridium perfringens. Fifteen people reported illness after attending an August 19 catered event. No one submitted specimens for laboratory testi…Read More »

August 17 2017-2018 Outbreak of Samonella I,4,[5], 12:i: Associated with Service Deli at Costco Warehouse in Issaquah, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On September 26, 20187 officials at Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of Salmonella I,4,[5], 12:i: infections spanning an 11 month period associated with food prepared in the service deli at the Costco Wholesale War…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC)investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections. Nine persons were infected with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Stanley. All but one of the patients lived in King County. Illness o…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,5,12:1:- Linked to Consumption of Pork, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Five people in Pierce County, Washington were diagnosed with salmonellosis after consuming pork from a whole pig roasted at a private residence on July 8. The serotype was Salmonella I 4,5,12:1-. All five visited a health care provider but none was h…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters, raw

One person was laboratory confirmed with vibriosis and another person was described as a "probable" case as a result of consuming raw oysters at a meal on July 14, 2017. The oysters were consumed at a restaurant located in Seattle, Washington. No one…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Catered Event, Pierce County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • roast beef

Public health officials in Pierce County, Washington investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis that occurred in July 2017. Twenty people became ill with symptoms consistent with infection of Clostridium perfringens. The implicated catered meal date…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Yakima, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2017 Yakima County Health District officials investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among 9 people who ate at a fast-food restaurant on July 16 or July 17. Two people saw a health care provider. No one was hospitalized and no one die…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis At a Restaurant in Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people residing in four different households became ill with abdominal cramps and diarrhea following an April 22, 2017 meal of burritos and tacos. Symptoms occurred between 9 hours and 21 hours after the meal. No one sought medical care and no o…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Renton, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people from two different households reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on April 21, 2017 at a sit-down restaurant located in Renton, Washington. The average incubation period was 36.5 hours, (range: 31 to 41 hours). Al…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Hammersley Inlet Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • raw oysters

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating raw oysters harvested from Hammersley Inlet in Washington state. The implicated meal date at a Seattle restaurant was April 6, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six people became ill with gastroenteritis consistent with norovirus following a meal at a restaurant located in Battle Ground, Washington. Symptom onset occurred approximately 34 hours following the implicated meal on March 4, 2017. No specimens wer…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Seattle restaurants Linked to Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In late March and early April 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and the Washington Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers who consumed raw oysters at different Seattle restaurants. Cases were part of t…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Suspected Norovirus, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2017 four people experienced symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on March 18 at a Seattle restaurant. The average incubation period was 24 hours. All four individuals reported diarrhea and vomiting. One person was seen by a h…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus (Suspected), Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five people residing in different households became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on March 4 at a Seattle restaurant. Two people sought medical attention at an emergency department. No one was hospitalized and no one di…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Samish Bay Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

In March 2017 twenty-two people developed symptoms consistent with norovirus after consuming raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant between March 10 and March 12, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. No one submitted specimens for laboratory t…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Issaquah, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

Two people from different households became ill with symptoms consistent with novovirus after eating raw oysters at an Issaquah, Washington restaurant. The implicated meal date was March 20, 2017. Two dining companions also became ill although based …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fundraising Event, Vancouver, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit salad

An outbreak of norovirus occurred following a fundraising for a local organization in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington. The implicated meal date was March 11, 2017. Two people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. Thirty other people were clas…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Burley Lagoon Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

Two people became ill with symptoms consistent with novorius after eating raw oysters traced to Burley Lagoon, Washington. The meal date was February 25, 2017. The oysters were consumed at a Seattle restaurant. No one sought medical care and no one d…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

Five people from three separate dining parties reported symptoms consistent with norovirus after eating raw oysters at a Seattle restaurant. Meal dates ranged from February 14, 2017 to March 2, 2017. No one was hospitalized and no one died. All parti…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Port Townsend Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill foodhandler

In early 2017 ten people became ill with norovirus after eating at a restaurant located in Port Townsend, Washington. Ill persons were members of 4 groups who ate at the restaurant January 26, January 27 and February 2. Two people were laboratory con…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people in different households became ill with symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal on January 4, 2017 at a Seattle, Washington restaurant. The median incubation period was 24 hours, (range 20 to 29 hours). No one sought medical c…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2017 Tacoma Pierce County Health Department officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis in two patrons of a Mexican restaurant. The implicated meal date was January 30, 2017. Based on epidemiologic evidence, investigators theoriz…Read More »

January 17 2017 Suspected Outbreak of Salmonella, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

Two friends who reside in different households and had no other common exposures became ill with symptoms consistent with salmonellosis following a meal of chicken teriyaki at a restaurant in Tacoma, Washington. The implicated meal date was January 2…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Temporary Mobile Food Site, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In January 2017 investigators in Tacoma, Washington learned of three people who became ill after eating food at a "fair, festival or other mobile food site." The implicated meal date was January 11, 2017. All three reported symptoms of vomiting and d…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Seattle Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Oysters

Two people reported symptoms consistent with norovirus following a meal of raw oysters on February 17, 2017 at a Seattle restaurant. Traceback implicated Pick Pass oyster bed in Washington state as the source of the oysters. No one was hospitalized a…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium botulinum, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Home-canned food

In February 2016 two people living in the same household in Grant County, Washington died of symptoms caused by Clostridium botulinum toxin. The public health investigation was challenging due to language and cultural barriers as well as the inabilit…Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Small Frye's Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea associated with Small Frye's restaurant located at 4225 Preston Fall City Road SE in Fall City, Washington. As many as 4 people …Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Vibrio vulnificus Infections Associated with Handling Tilapia from Fish Tanks, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish

In 2016-2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated the source of two reported cases of Vibrio vulnificus. Both case-patients sustained wounds while handling tilapia, a freshwater fish, purchased live from 2 retail fish markets before…Read More »

July 12 2012 Waterborne Outbreak of Shigellosis, Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water, person-to-person

In July 2012 Clark County (Washington) Public Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella linked to water exposure at a public swimming area and childcare facilities. In total there were 24 cases (4 confirmed, 13 probable, and 7 suspect). Of these 19…Read More »

October 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Pork, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating pork at a restaurant in Benton County, Washington.…Read More »

September 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Whole Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak was linked to the consumption of raw, unpasteurized, whole milk produced by the Dungeness Valley Creamery. There were a total of three cases. There were two E. coli strains implicated. One strain was confirmed and was E. coli O121. Th…Read More »

September 09 2009 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Restaurant, Washington

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pad Thai, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Egg, Pad Thai

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Pad Thai at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus Linked to Pasta, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta

An outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating pasta at a catered event in King County, Washington.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus Linked to Pasta at a Banquet Facility, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating pasta at a banquet facility in Washington state.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Restaurant, Washington Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multi-serotype outbreak of Salmonella was linked to eating at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described. The involved serotypes were: Salmonella Anfo; Salmonella Hvittingfoss; Salmonella Potsdam; Salmonella Typ…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 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Restaurant, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Rice, Fried Rice

Eating fried rice at an unnamed restaurant in King County, Washington state, was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Raw animal product, cross contamination, poor hand hygiene, and temperature control were implicated in the outbrea…Read More »

June 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

March 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Salad, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Green Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten green salad at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego Linked to Tuna Salad, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish-based Salad, Tuna Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego was linked to eating tuna salad at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

August 07 2007 Clostridium Perfringens at a Washington State Prison, Unknown vehicle

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was linked to a prison in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Lettuce-based Salads, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce-based Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among patrons of a restaurant in Washington state. Lettuce-based salads were named as the vehicle of infection.…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 »

November 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Desserts, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Desserts

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating desserts at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

October 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters, Raw

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating raw oysters at a restaurant in Washington.…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 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant Linked to Lettuce, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salads, Lettuce-Based Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten lettuce-based salads at a restaurant in Washington state.…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 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fair, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating meat at a fair in Washington state. The type of meat was not described.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis at a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who had eaten at an ethnic style restaurant in Washington state. The specific vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 05 2005 E. coli O157:H7 at Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

Food served at an assisted living facility in Bellevue, Washington, was the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among residents and visitors. The investigation suggested that the outbreak originated from improper food handling and the resulting…Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Cafe Adrift Restaurant, Anacortes, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish Dishes, Crab Cakes Eggs, Whole

Crab cakes caused two persons to be hospitalized in Anacortes, Washington, due to Salmonella Enteritidis ditis infections. The crab cakes were prepared with whole, raw eggs and kept up to two to three days prior to cooking. Environmental health inv…Read More »

July 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Spokane Dance Camp Linked to Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine lettuce

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a dance camp held between July 11-14 on the campus of Eastern Washington University. The camp was for middle and high school girls. Attendees were from Washington, Montana, and Minnesota. S…Read More »

October 99 1999 Outbreak of Hepatitis A at Subway, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

Patrons of two Subway Restaurant outlets that were located in northern neighborhoods of Seattle, Washington, developed hepatitis A. Some of the food workers were tested for hepatitis A; among these food handlers no evidence of hepatitis A was found.…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157 in Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water, Lake

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to a lake, in a state park, in Clark County, Washington. All cases were children who had swum in the lake. Tests of lake water and sediment samples collected in early September, from the c…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Ground Beef, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes in Washington state.…Read More »

October 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Finley School, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Eleven students in Finley School District No. 53 became ill after eating ground beef tacos that had been served in a school lunch. On inspection, food handling errors were noted in the school kitchen. No food handlers were known to be ill. There w…Read More »

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