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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December 11 Meal Served at Zappos by Masterson's Catering Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating a meal at Zappos(a workplace, in Sheperdsville) catered by Masterson's catering in Kentucky. The catered buffet had been served to an overnight shift of Zappos staff and was not served at the…Read More »

December 11 2011 Sapovirus at the Rock 'N' Roll Las Vegas Marathon Linked to Hydrant Water

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

An outbreak of diarrhea and vomiting occurred among people who participated in the Rock 'N' Roll Marathon in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2011. No source of the outbreak was discovered, but based on the incubation period and time of illness onset, it is li…Read More »

December 11 Greysolon Ballroom Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

On December 9, it was first announced that the Minnesota Department of Health was investigating a foodborne illness outbreak among people who had attended two events held at the Greysolon Ballroom in Duluth, Minnesota. The outbreak was caused by nor…Read More »

December 11 Don Julio Mexican Restaurant Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A Salmonellosis outbreak was linked to eating at the Don Julio's Mexican Restaurant in Corinth, Mississippi. A food producer or supplier did not appear to be the cause. The food vehicle and the contributing factors were not described as of December…Read More »

December 11 Green Cedar Dairy - Harb, Inc. Natural Ackawi and Chives Cheese 2011

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Pasteurized

On December 27, the Michigan Department of Agriculture announced the recall of All Natural Ackawi and Chive Cheeses produced by the Green Cedar Dairy - Harb, Inc., of Dearborn, Michigan. The recalled product is sold in approximately 12-14 oz. squares…Read More »

December 11 Delfina's Restaurant Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December, the management of Delfina Restaurant in San Francisco were notified of about two dozen patrons who became ill after eating at a private party held at the restaurant in December. The restaurant staff determined what eat patron had eaten …Read More »

  • Tags:
    • N/A

December 11 The Ambassador Restaurant Food Worker 2011

  • Organism:
  • E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at The Ambassador Restaurant in Houghton, Michigan. The outbreak began over the Christmas holiday. A food worker was suspected as the source of the outbreak.…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Las Vegas Catered Lunch, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating food prepared by an unlicensed caterer and served at a business luncheon. The isolation of Clostridium perfringens from ham suggested that ham was the vehicle of infection. The cater…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

December 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Hedgehogs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Hedgehogs

On September 6, 2012 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to hedgehogs purchased from multiple breeders. As of January 31, 2013 investigators had identified 20 persons residing in 8 states as part of the outbreak. Four perso…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Lines ms Maasdam 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Holland America Line ms Maasdam in late December 2011. In total 56 of the 1,255 passengers and 6 of the 573 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting a…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Spirit 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Norweigan Cruise Line Norwegian Spirit in December 2011. In total 94 of 2,409 passengers and 13 of the 945 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting an…Read More »

December 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Holland America Lines ms Ryndam 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Holland America Cruise Line ms Ryndam in December 2011. In total 69 of 1,298 passengers and 6 of the 574 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/…Read More »

December 11 Unknown Outbreak Source Among Passengers Abroad Cunard Line Queen Mary 2

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an unknown outbreak among passengers abroad the Cunard Line's Queen Mary 2 in December 2011. In total 185 of 2,483 passengers and 29 of 1,234 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea.…Read More »

November 11 Kiwanis Park Place Unknown 2011

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

Three people became ill in Surrey, British Columbia, after eating meals at the Kiwanis Park Place, a senior living facility. Residents of the facility customarily get together up to twice a week for a meal in the independent living facility. The il…Read More »

November 11 2011 Outbreak of Staphylococcus Associated with Celebrity Bakery Cream Puffs, Guam

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Cream Puffs, Dairy

An outbreak of Staphylococcus was suspected among those who had eaten cream puffs prepared by the Celebrity Bakery and served at a variety of social functions in Guam. At least 21 people became ill.…Read More »

November 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Solstice in late November 2011. In total 128 of 2,730 passengers and 11 of the 1,211 crew members reported symptoms of vomit…Read More »

October 11 2011 Clostridium Botulinum at a Utah State Prison Linked to Pruno

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Prison Made Drink, Pruno, Fruit, Alcohol

Inmates of a Utah State Prison developed botulism after drinking pruno. Pruno is a drink made from various fruit, potato, bread, water, table scraps, and sugar which is then fermented to make alcohol. Making pruno in prison is a violation of prison…Read More »

October 11 North Carolina State Fair Animal Contact 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli was associated with attendance at the North Carolina State Fair. The fair was held between October 13 and October 23. The outbreak spread from the Kelley Building, one of the fair's permanent structures where sheep, goats and…Read More »

October 11 2011 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Gaudiano Organic Olives Stuffed with Almonds, Finland

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Olives

An elderly woman in Helsinki, Finland, died and an adult family member of the same household became ill, due to botulism, after eating from the same jar of almond-stuffed, organic olives. Botulinum toxin was found in the opened jar by the Finnish Nat…Read More »

October 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Salad Bars

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was first identified in the region around Saint Louis, Missouri. Cases were found in Saint Louis, Jefferson, Saint Charles, and Saint Clair counties and in the city of Saint Louis. The cases ranged in age from 1 to 94…Read More »

October 11 Washington State Restaurant Assi Korean Farms Oysters 2011

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

On November 4, the Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to avoid eating ASSI Brand frozen oysters from Korea following an outbreak of norovirus in Washington state. The oysters had been served at a Washington state restaurant and resulted i…Read More »

October 11 Hannaford Hamburger Ground Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

On December 16, Hannaford, a Scarborough, Maine-based grocery chain, recalled fresh ground beef products that may have been contaminated with a strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. The recall resulted from an investigation into human illness. By Janua…Read More »

October 11 Nevada Restaurant 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Southern Nevada Health District became aware of an outbreak of gastroenteritis among two groups of patrons who had eaten at the same restaurant on October 14. A total of seven diners became ill. Six household contacts of these diners subsequent…Read More »

October 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis at Taco Bell Restaurant Chain

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was reported by the Centers for Disease Control on January 19, 2012. The outbreak was associated with eating at an unnamed Mexican style fast food chain beginning in October, 2011. No specific food wa…Read More »

October 11 New Food Classics Beef 2011

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

Frozen beef products were linked to at least one case of E. coli O157:H7 in Canada, in October, 2011. The original recall on February 18, 2012, applied to several batches of Country Morning Beef Burgers that were distributed by the COOP and TGP groce…Read More »

October 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Diamond Brand Dog Food

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

On April 2, 2012 the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development detected Salmonella Infantis in an unopened bag of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice dry dog food, which had been collected March 14, 2012 during routine retail testing. …Read More »

October 11 2011 Norovirus Infections Associated with Frozen Raw Oysters, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

In October 2011 investigators at Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of a raw oyster dish at a local restaurant. Three of 7 meal companions had consumed raw oysters. All three reported onset o…Read More »

September 11 Tyson Fresh Meats Ground Beef 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in a private home in Butler County, Ohio. A consumer sample of leftover ground beef was tested and confirmed the presence of the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7. On September …Read More »

September 11 Jerry Dell Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

At least two people became ill due to Campylobacteriosis after drinking raw milk. The milk had been produced by Jerry Dell Farm in Freeville, New York. The farm had an agricultural permit to sell raw milk at the farm. The milk was confirmed to be …Read More »

September 11 2011 Outbreak of Vibrio parahaemoylticus Linked to Oysters Harvested in Hood Canal Area 4, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

An outbreak of Vibio parahaemolyticus was associated with eating oysters harvested from Hood Canal Area 4 in Washington state. The oysters had been harvested between August 30 and September 19 and were subsequently shipped to 23 states and to China,…Read More »

September 11 Kenneth Spencer Memorial Home Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six patients and one employee at the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada were infected with salmonella. The outbreak began September 18 at the facility. One resident died. The cause of the outbreak was unknown as of O…Read More »

September 11 Florida Restaurant Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Oranienburg
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred at a restaurant in Lee County, Florida. No vehicle was determined, but the source of the outbreak was most likely an infected employee.…Read More »

September 11 South Carolina Private Home Oysters 2011

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio parahaemolyticus
  • Vehicle:
  • Oysters

A confirmed outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus linked to oysters occurred in a private home in Horry County, South Carolina.…Read More »

September 11 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Wildland Firefighters, Idaho, 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In early September 2011 an outbreak of norovirus occurred among persons responding to a wildland fire in the Lemhi Mountain Range near Howe, Idaho. Investigators at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW) conducted an epidemiologic and env…Read More »

September 11 Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Among Film Festival Event, Los Angeles, 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Heidelberg
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich, turkey

In September 2011 Department of Public Health Los Angeles County investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg among attendees at a film festival event held at a media center in Beverly Hills. Tres LA, a Los Angeles catering company, served a cat…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 »

September 11 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Parker, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Investigators in Colorado reported an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who purchased food from a restaurant and consumed it at home. Twenty eight people reported symptoms. Three people were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was…Read More »

August 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Marinepolis Sushi Land Restaurant, in Bellevue, Washington, was closed after two separate patients developed Salmonellosis. The restaurant was a conveyor belt style sushi restaurant. The restaurant inspection that led to the closure revealed te…Read More »

August 11 Shawnee and Ben Lomond Campgrounds Water 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

An outbreak of E. coli was associated with contaminated water supplies at the Shawnee and Ben Lomond campgrounds in North Fork Canyon, Weber County, Utah. The bacteria sickened at least 11 campers at the Shawnee Campground between August 2nd and 5th…Read More »

August 11 Wings-N-More Restaurant Chicken 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

A two year old developed Salmonellosis after eating chicken at the Wings-N-More Restaurant in Corpus Christi, Texas. Reportedly the raw chicken strips had been stored in the deli case at a temperature that would promote bacterial growth.…Read More »

August 11 Wisconsin Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2011

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

A cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases developed in Green County, Wisconsin, beginning in mid-August. As of September 18, the vehicle of infection was not known. The cases were spread throughout the county with multiple cases in some households. A 20-…Read More »

August 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Consumption of Larry Schultz Organic Farms Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating organic eggs produced by Larry Schultz Organic Farms, Owatonna, Minnesota. At least six illnesses were attributed to this outbreak. The illnesses occurred in adults and children in a …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 »

August 11 Organic Pastures Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2011

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

Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures Dairy were recalled and quarantined, except for cheese aged more than 60 days, by the state of California after five children were infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 and drinking Organic Pa…Read More »

August 11 2011 E. Coli O157:H7 linked to Cozy Vale Creamery Raw, Unpasteurized Milk Products

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

Cozy Vale Creamery’s raw milk products were recalled due to their link to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Washington state that began in August. Cozy Vale Creamery’s whole and skim milk and cream were distributed through seven retail outlets in…Read More »

August 11 Feeder Rodents 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Rodents

On April 20, 2012, the CDC announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i:- linked to exposure to feeder rodents. Cases had been detected in at least 22 states; the rodents were sold as food for pet reptiles and amphibians.…Read More »

August 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans Linked to Contaminated Tahini Paste

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Bovismorbificans
  • Vehicle:
  • Hummus

Twenty three people in 7 states and the District of Columbia were diagnosed with Salmonella Bovismorbificans between August 19 and November 21, 2011. Median age was 27 (age range 20-87). Among the 22 patients with exposure information, 20 (91%) repor…Read More »

July 11 Fish Fry and Goat Roast Fundraising Event Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On July 14, the Wicomico County Health Department announced that an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonellosis was underway. They suspected that this outbreak was related to attendance at a fundraising event held in a home in Salisbury, Marylan…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of Vibrio Vulnificus linked to Oysters, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

On July 12, the Manatee County Health Department, Florida, announced that they were investigating a case of Vibrio vulnificus that had been contracted from eating oysters. The exposure location and the source of the oysters were not described.…Read More »

July 11 Washington State Oysters 2011

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

At least 22 people became ill after eating raw oysters containing Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria. The oysters had been harvested from commercial operations(18 people) and recreational oyster beds(4 people) in Puget Sound and on the Washington coast…Read More »

July 11 Murdick's Famous Fudge of Charlevoix Caramel Candy 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Candy, Caramel

Murdick’s Famous Fudge of Charlevoix issued a voluntary recall of caramels and taffy because they may have been handled by ill store employees. The recall involved products from the Bridge Street location only. The recall was initiated after the …Read More »

July 11 Cowans Gap State Park Lake Water 2011

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

On August 10, the Cowans Gap State Park, Pennsylvania, was closed to recreational water activities because of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Sixty one percent of the cases were less than ten years of age. Four cases were from Maryland and 38 cases …Read More »

July 11 British Columbia Mussels 2011

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Mussels

On August 7, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency warned consumers not to eat certain mussels harvested from Saltspring Island(British Columbia). The mussels were thought to be contaminated with the Diarrhetic Shellfish Poisoning biotoxin(DSP)called …Read More »

July 11 McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC Ground Beef 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:NM was attributed to the consumption of ground beef produced by McNees Meats and Wholesale, LLC, of North Branch, Michigan. The implicated beef was sold to restaurants through a retail establishment owned by McNees Meats a…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Strawberries, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Oregon. The farm sold berries to buyers who in turn distributed them to roadside stands and farmers' markets in Multnomah, Washington, Cla…Read More »

July 11 Lions Junction Family Water Park Recreational Water 2011

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was associated with the Lions Junction Family Water Park in Temple, Texas. Cryptosporidium are resistant to chlorine-based disinfectants.…Read More »

July 11 J & B Meats Ground Beef 2011

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

J & B Meats recalled ground beef after an investigation into two cases of E. coli O157:H7 linked the product to the illnesses. The beef had been sold to restaurants in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region.…Read More »

July 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Linked to Jensen Farms Rocky Ford Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

A multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes involving 5 distinct strains was associated with consumption of cantaloupe grown at Jensen Farms' production fields in Granada, Colorado. A total of 147 persons were reported to the CDC. Thirty three p…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis at the Georgia Aquarium, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2011 Georgia public health officials investigated an outbreak of Cyclospora cayetanensis infections. Ninety nine people became ill after eating at three separate, catered events held at the Georgia Aquarium in late July. Three people were hos…Read More »

July 11 Wild Basin Lodge Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens was associated with eating from the buffet at the Wild Basin Lodge in Allenspark, Colorado, on July 12, 2011.…Read More »

July 11 2011 Staphylococcus aureus at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

A confirmed outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus was associated with eating hollandaise sauce, or eggs benedict, for breakfast, on July 17, at the Portland Crowne Plaza Hotel. Six of the ill were at the hotel to participate in the National Association …Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at El Gran Burrito Express Linked to Steak Taco Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Steak Taco Salad

In July 2011 a confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was associated with eating at two of three restaurants owned and operated by the same family in the Chicago area. The outbreak was first reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDP…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenugruk Sprouts, France

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Fenugreek, Mustard, Rucola

On June 24, France reported a cluster of cases of bloody diarrhea in a group of people who attended a community event held at a recreational center in Bègles, Bordeaux, on June 8. At least twelve participants developed bloody diarrhea or hemolytic u…Read More »

June 11 France Lidl Hamburger 2011

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

Eight children were admitted to the hospital after eating hamburgers bought from the German discount chain, Lidl, and developing infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. The outbreak strain was isolated from a consumer hamburger sample collected from a…Read More »

June 11 North Cape Elementary School Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Laboratory test results proved that the Campylobactor jejuni bacteria caused the diarrheal illnesses among 16 individuals at the North Cape Elementary School in Wisconsin. Raw milk had been served at a school event on June 3. The same strain of Cam…Read More »

June 11 Forest Park Animal Farm, E. coli O157:H7, Everett, WA 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to the Forest Park Animal Farm in Everett, Washington. There were 5 laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and 1 probable case. One child was hospitalized. There were no deaths. All il…Read More »

June 11 Michigan Cow Share Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Three Michigan women who had consumed raw, cow's milk were infected with Q fever. The milk was obtained from a Livingston County farm through a dairy herd share program. Herd or cow share programs are where members own part of a cow and in return rec…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Evergreen Produce Alfalfa and Spicy Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Spicy

In late June, Idaho health officials announced an investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis suspected to be caused by the consumption of contaminated alfalfa and spicy sprouts. Twenty five cases occurred in five states: Idaho; Washing…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Splash Park, Opelika, Alabama

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

In June 2011 nineteen people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after swimming at the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center Splash Park in Alabama. Exposure dates ranged from June 4 to June 22. Five children tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Three …Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 at Camp Lutherhaven, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • person-to-person

An outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 occurred among kitchen workers at Camp Lutherhaven, a summer camp located on Lake Couer d'Alene. Six people were ill with the outbreak strain. No one was hospitalized and no one died. No campers were confirmed to be in…Read More »

June 11 USA Penitentiary-Canaan in Waymart Chicken Fajitas 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Fajitas, Chicken, Poultry

An outbreak of salmonellosis was associated with eating chicken fajitas, on June 25, at the USA Penitentiary-Canaan in Waymart, Pennsylvania. At least 320 inmates and 4 staff were infected. A fajita consists of grilled meat served on a flour of cor…Read More »

June 11 Tucker Adkins Dairy Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

On July 18, the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) warned consumers to avoid drinking raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy, located in York, South Carolina. The cases were from three different households and had consumed raw milk from the dairy on June …Read More »

June 11 Wyoming Ranch Sheep Castration Animal Contact 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Sheep

Two men developed Campylobacter jejuni enteritis after castrating sheep(lambs) during a multiday event to castrate and dock the tails of 1,600 lambs. Both men had used their teeth to castrate the lambs and were the only persons at the event who had …Read More »

June 11 Indiana and Michigan Fire Response Animal Contact Pond Water 2011

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Cows Water, Recreational Water, Pond

In June, firefighters who responded to a barn fire near the Indiana/Michigan border subsequently developed diarrhea, gas, bloating, and abdominal cramps. Local hydrant water and onsite swimming pond water were used to extinguish the fire. Three of t…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni at a Wedding, British Columbia, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In June 2011 an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni affecting 8 persons was identified in British Columbia, Canada. Seven of the 8 persons attended the same wedding on May 14, 2011. Ill wedding guests were interviewed using a menu-specific questionnaire. …Read More »

May 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenugreek Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Fenugreek

Beginning in May, an outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, an enterohemorrhagic E. coli, spread rapidly throughout northern Germany affecting mostly adults and females. On May 25, the Robert Koch Institut, Germany's disease control authority, advised the pub…Read More »

May 11 Colorado Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2011

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On June 2, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that they were investigating an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes. There had been three reported cases since May 20. Two of the cases died; the decedents were a male in …Read More »

May 11 Japan Gyukaku Restaurant Chain Beef 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at the Gyukaku restaurant chain, in Toyama prefecture, Japan, on May 6. The restaurant is a Korean-style barbeque restaurant. It was speculated that diners used the same chopsticks to cook r…Read More »

May 11 Ouachita Christian School Party Held at a Farm Mud 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a party held at a farm for students of the Ouachita Christian School. Children who played in the farm's mud pit for more than five minutes were more likely to become ill. The Louisiana stat…Read More »

May 11 Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011

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

In May 2011 Tulsa, Oklahoma health officials investigated E. coli O157 illnesses in 4 children. Three of the children attended Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program. The fourth child was a sibling of one of the confirmed day care attend…Read More »

May 11 Mum's Kitchen Catering to Singaporian Preschools Seafood Marinara Pasta 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Seafood Marinara Pasta Seafood

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred at 10 pre-schools in Singapore. The vehicle of infection was the seafood marinara pasta that had been catered by Mum's Kitchen. The investigation suggested that the pasta may have been contaminated wit…Read More »

May 11 Matanuska-Suisitna Valley Cow Share Program Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was linked to the consumption of raw milk obtained through a cow share program in southeast Alaska. In Alaska, regulations did not allow the sale of raw milk, however owning shares of a cow to obtain milk was permi…Read More »

May 11 2011 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Sushi, Rhode Island

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sushi

Eight out of ten people who ate sushi items at Uncle Sushi and Grill, in Cranston, Rhode Island, on May 19, developed vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramps. A subsequent inspection of the restaurant identified several, serious, food handl…Read More »

May 11 North Carolina School Snokist Growers Applesauce 2011

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Apple, Applesauce

A firm that reprocessed moldy applesauce in Yakima, Washington, was linked to an outbreak of illness at a North Carolina school in early 2011. The applesauce was packed in #10 cans and intended for use in school cafeterias. The specific applesauce …Read More »

May 11 Southeast Alaska Shellfish 2011

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Cockles, Mussels, Butter Clams

An increase in cases of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning(PSP) was noted beginning in May, 2011 in Alaska. Eight probable and five confirmed PSP cases were identified in Metlakatla, and five probable and two confirmed cases of PSP were identified in Ket…Read More »

May 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreaks of Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Small Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

On August 8, 2012 the CDC posted an announcement of six multistate outbreaks of human salmonellosis linked to exposure to small turtles or turtle environments (e.g., water from a turtle habitat). The posting was updated on October 19, 2012. A total …Read More »

May 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Sea Princess 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers abroad the Princess Cruises Sea Princess in late May 2011. In total 144 of 2,128 passengers and 8 of the 840 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diar…Read More »

May 11 2011 Unknown Outbreak Source Among Passengers Abroad Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Millennium

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an unknown outbreak of among passengers and crew abroad the Celebrity Millennium in late May 2011. In total 104 of 2,058 passengers and 9 of 921 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or diarrhea.…Read More »

May 11 Norovirus Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Coral Princess 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of norovirus among passengers and crew abroad the Princess Cruises Coral Princess in May 2011. In total 64 of 1,990 passengers and 3 of 873 crew members reported symptoms of vomiting and/or dia…Read More »

May 11 Enterotoxigenic E.coli Among Passengers Abroad Princess Cruises Coral Princess 2011

  • Organism:
  • Enterotoxigenic E.coli
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

The CDC's Vessel Sanitation Program reported an outbreak of Enterotxigenic E.coli among passengers and crew abroad the Princess Cruises Coral Princess in late May 2011. In total 66 of 1,507 passengers and 3 of 874 crew members reported symptoms of di…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 »

April 11 Cholo's Homestyle Mex Restaurant Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating at Cholo's Homestyle Mexican Restaurant in Haleiwa on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.…Read More »

April 11 Japan Foods Forus Company Restaurants Yukhoe 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Raw, Yukhoe, Steak Tartare

Yukhoe served at restaurants run by Foods Forus Company, in Japan, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli O111 and O157. As of May 8, it was not publicly known whether the E. coli O157 was the H7 type. Over 70 people were reported ill. The dead inclu…Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of Vibrio cholerae Linked to Oysters Harvested in Apalachicola Bay, Area 1642, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Vibrio
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Oysters

Consumption of raw or steamed oysters harvested from Area 1642 in Apalachicola Bay, Florida, was linked to an outbreak of Vibrio cholerae O75. The ill resided in four states, but had consumed the oysters while in Florida. Area 1642 is a zone that s…Read More »

April 11 Portillo's Restaurant Salad 2011, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad

An investigation into an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among patrons of Portillo's Restaurant in St. Charles, Illinois, was first announced on May 10, 2011. Cases were infected with a rare strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. There wree 36 case p…Read More »

April 11 Luciano's Cotton Club Food Worker 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

At least 195 people who ate Easter brunch, on April 24, at Luciano's Cotton Club, in Worcester, Massachusetts, became ill due to Norovirus. The likely source of the outbreak was an infected employee. Three food handlers were ill, and one tested posi…Read More »

April 11 Jason's Deli Guacamole 2011

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

Patrons of Jason's Deli in Killeen, Texas, became ill with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The epidemiologic investigation revealed that guacamole made on April 13 was the most likely cause of the outbreak. The guacamole had been used as a sandwich sprea…Read More »

April 11 Glades County Recreational Spring Fed Lake Recreational Water 2011

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

Swimming in a recreational lake on April 23 in Glades County, Florida, was epidemiologically implicated as the source of an outbreak of Norovirus. A point source of exposure was likely. The reported symptoms, incubation, and duration of illness were…Read More »

April 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Guests at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs, scrambled

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with a destination wedding held at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. Wedding participants were from Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Germany.…Read More »

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