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 17 2017 Salmonella Newport and Pre-cut fruit, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe

In December 2017 Washington State Department of Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. AS of December 1, 2017 there were 18 people from K…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

May 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cantaloupe

In late May 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Mendota Heights (Dakota County), Minnesota. The outbreak was first reported by a chef at the restaurant who said he had received compl…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 »

February 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Panama Linked to De Monte Fresh Produce Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

Del Monte Fresh Produce recalled whole cantaloupes after an epidemiologic link was found between the cantaloupe and an outbreak of Salmonella Panama. The cantaloupes were sold as a package of three through warehouse clubs in Alaska, California, Colo…Read More »

December 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Consumption of Canatloupe at a Restaurant, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten cantaloupe at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe/Watermelon, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was linked to eating cantaloupe or watermelon while at a private home in Colorado.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 in Colorado

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten cantaloupe or ground beef at a private home in Colorado.…Read More »

January 08 2008 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Cantaloupe Produced by Agropecuraria Montelibano Cantaloupe 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

Cantaloupes grown in Honduras by the company, Agropecuraria Montelibano, were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield in the USA and Canada.…Read More »

December 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield Linked to Consumption of Cantaloupe, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Litchfield was linked to the consumption of cantaloupe that was eaten in private homes.…Read More »

July 07 Atlantic City Hotel Restaurant Fruit Salad and Green Salad 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce Based Salad, Fruit, Red Grapes, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Salad

Initially eleven cases of Salmonella Litchfield, a rare strain of Salmonella, were identified in five states during a five week time period through the Centers for Disease Control and Protection PulseNet system. Seven of the eleven cases had reporte…Read More »

June 06 Grocery Store, Health Care Facility, and Nursing Home Fruit Salad 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Fruit, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Fruit Salad

Public health officials in New Hampshire identified a cluster of three Salmonella Oranienburg cases that matched by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique. Two of the persons were co-workers at a long term care f…Read More »

July 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe or Ground Beef, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport occurred in Colorado. The vehicles of infection were cantaloupe and ground beef. The exposure location was not given. The circumstances of how these vehicles became contaminated were not described.…Read More »

May 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Private Home, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe Poultry, Chicken, Barbeque Beef, Corned Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in Utah among people who had eaten together in a private home. The vehicles of infection were described as cantaloupe, barbequed chicken, and corned beef. The circumstances behind how these fo…Read More »

August 03 2003 Florida Unknown Location Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Bananas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Pineapple, Bananas

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating fruit, specifically cantaloupe, pineapple, or bananas, at an unknown location in Florida.…Read More »

May 03 2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Cantaloupe/Honeydew Melon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen was associated with eating cantaloupe or honeydew melon in day care center or private home.…Read More »

September 02 2002 Outbreak of Salmonella Berta Linked to Fruit, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Berta was associated with eating fruit, specifically cantaloupe, grapes, or watermelon, at a church in Washington state.…Read More »

March 02 2002 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Susie Cantaloupe Distributed by I. Kunik Company

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

This multistate, Salmonella Poona, outbreak was one of three outbreaks that occurred between 2000 and 2002 involving imported, Mexican cantaloupe. Ten of the cases occurred in Canada. These outbreaks led to an import alert on cantaloupes from Mexic…Read More »

December 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Nursing Home Linked to Cantaloupe, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was cantaloupe. The exposure locations were "nursing home, assisted living, home care" or restaurant.…Read More »

April 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Viva Brand/Shipley Sales Cantaloupes

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

An outbreak of Salmonella Poona occurred among persons who had eaten Viva brand cantaloupe imported from Mexico; the outbreak was first discovered in California. Cantaloupes were purchased whole and pre-cut. The Salmonella Poona strain that was iso…Read More »

April 00 2000 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

An outbreak of Salmonella Poona occurred among people who ate whole or pre-cut cantaloupe. This outbreak was one of three outbreaks that occurred between 2000 and 2002 involving imported, Mexican cantaloupe. These outbreaks led to an import alert on…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant Linked to Consumption of Melon and Cantaloupe, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with eating cantaloupe, honeydew melon, or watermelon while at a restaurant in Iowa.…Read More »

December 98 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Cantaloupe, Ontario

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred in Ontario, Canada. Cantaloupe consumption was a risk factor for illness.…Read More »

February 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Sephora Linked to Imported Mexican Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

Twenty four persons were known to be infected with a genetically identical strain of Salmonella Saphra. A case control study implicated the consumption of cantaloupe as a risk for illness. A traceback identified one growing region in Mexico as a so…Read More »

May 91 1991 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe, Fruit Salad, Salad Bars

During June and July, 1991, more than 400 laboratory-confirmed Salmonella Poona infections occurred in 23 states and Canada(Ontario, Newfoundland,Quebec, Saskatchewan). Illness was associated with eating cut up cantaloupe in salad bars or fruit sala…Read More »

January 90 1990 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Chester Linked to Cut Up Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe, Cut, Salad Bar

A multistate (30 states, states not described) outbreak of Salmonella Chester was linked to the consumption of cut cantaloupe that had been served in salad bars.…Read More »

August 85 1985 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Infections Linked to Cantaloupe, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with eating cantaloupe in Wisconsin. The exposure location was not available.…Read More »

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