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 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Newton County, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local and state public health officials in Georgia reported an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Newton County, Georgia. As of May 18, 2018 four people had been hospitalized and as many as 70 people had been sickened. Most of the cases were linke…Read More »

September 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Raw Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Coconut, dried

On March 21, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to consumption of International Harvest, Inc. brand dried coconut. PulseNet was used to identify cases. On May 18, 2018 the CDC declared the outbreak to be over. There w…Read More »

May 17 2017 Clostridium Botulinum, Valley Oak Food & Fuel, Walnut Grove, California

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Nacho cheese

In May 2017 ten people were diagnosed with botulism after eating nacho cheese sauce sold at Valley Oak Food and Fuel gas station located in Walnut Grove, California. All 10 case-patients were laboratory confirmed with C. botulinum toxin type A. All p…Read More »

January 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to IM Healthy SoyNut Butter

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • SoyNut Butter

Local, state and federal public health and regulatory officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of IM Healthy SoyNut Butter manufactured by Dixie Dew Products, Inc. of Erlander, Kentucky. Thirty-two illnesses were repor…Read More »

January 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • coconut, JJPX01.0199, JKXX01.0191, JKXX01.1718

On January 16, 2018 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak investigation of Salmonella linked to consumption of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Company. The outbreak was declared over on Febr…Read More »

December 17 2017 Norovirus at Mama C's Donuts and Coffee in Maumee, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Donuts

More than 400 people were sickened with norovirus after eating food prepared at Mama C's Donuts and Coffee located in Maumee, Ohio. The sickened individuals reported eating doughnuts from Mama C's between August 4-7, 2017. The restaurant was closed t…Read More »

January 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg Linked to Wonderful Pistachios

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Pistachios

In March 2016 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to consumption of "Wonderful Pistachios," a Lost Hills, California product sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Tra…Read More »

July 15 2015 Salmonella Paratyphi B linked to consumption of JEM Raw Nut Butter Spreads

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nut butter

On December 2, 2015 JEM Raw Chocolate LLC (JEM Raw) of Bend, Oregon announced a recall of its full line of all nut butter spreads due to possible contamination with Salmonella. Health authorities at the FDA, Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Departmen…Read More »

July 14 2014 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, recreational

The Pinellas County Department of Health identified 3 patients diagnosed with cryptosporidiosis. All three patients had been at the Tarpon Springs Splash Park during the incubation period during the fourth week of July. The City of Tarpon Springs co…Read More »

January 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup and Linked Nut Butters

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Almond butter, peanut butter

On August 21, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup involving 6 people residing in Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (2). Almond and peanut butter manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods…Read More »

November 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley Infections Linked to Raw Cashew Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cashew cheese

A total of 17 persons infected with Salmonella serotype Stanley were reported from three states (California, Nevada, and Wyoming). Illnesses were linked to consumption of raw cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, Californ…Read More »

May 13 2013 Salmonella I 4,12:i:- Infections Associated with a Family Gathering, Pine County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon

In June 2013 Minnesota Department of Health staff interviewed a case patient diagnosed with Salmonella I 4,12:i:- identified through routine surveillance. The case reported becoming ill after eating watermelon with family members on May 27 and that a…Read More »

January 13 2013 Salmonella Senftenberg linked to Pistachios from a California Roaster

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, pistachio

Federal, state and local public health officials investigated a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg illnesses linked to pistachios from ARO Pistachios, Inc. , in Terra Bella, California. According to the CDC, a total of 8 persons from 6 s…Read More »

June 12 California Pizza Kitchen Norovirus Outbreak, June 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

A California Pizza Kitchen located in Walnut Creek, California was temporarily shut down after a norovirus outbreak made more than 60 diners sick according to Contra Costa County Health Department officials. Ill persons ate at the restaurant between…Read More »

June 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Linked to Sunland, Inc. Nut Butters

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Peanut Butter

On September 22, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Samonella serotype Bredeney (Cluster Code 1208MLJBX-1) linked to Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter. Collaborative efforts by local, state and federal public health and …Read More »

August 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis, Sunrise Commodities Turkish Pine Nuts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Pine Nuts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Turkish pine nuts purchased from bulk bins at Wegman's grocery stores between July 1 and October 18. As of November 17, there were 43 cases, ranging in age from less than one …Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Amira Enterprises Raw Shelled Walnuts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Walnuts

On April 4, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 had occurred in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Several people had consumed raw shelled walnuts; walnuts were suspected as the vehicle …Read More »

December 10 2010-2011 Multistate DeFranco and Sons In Shell Hazelnuts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Hazelnuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in-shell hazelnuts(also known as filberts)purchased from bulk bins in grocery stores or in a repacked form. The E. coli strains isolated from case patients, and from a consumer product sample…Read More »

January 10 2010 Pinellas County Restaurant Unknown

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A suspected Norovirus outbreak appeared was associated with attendance at a group dinner held on January 28, 2010, in Pinellas County, Florida. The onsets of illness suggested a common source exposure. This had been the only common gathering for thi…Read More »

September 08 Peanut Corporation of America, Peanut Butter and Peanut Butter - Containing Products 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nut, Peanut butter Nut, Peanut paste

Beginning in November, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) PulseNet staff noted a small and highly dispersed, multistate cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium isolates. The outbreak consisted of two pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) defined clusters …Read More »

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