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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August 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

In October 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. ground beef. On March 22, 2019, the outbreak was declared over. Four hundred three people people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported by …Read More »

October 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

Local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections with illness onset dates ranging from October 1, 2016 to July 19, 2017. A total of 106 cases were identified in 21 states. Among 88 (83%) patie…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella at a school in Ottawa, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef Poultry, Chicken, Halal Tacos Meat Lasagna

A Salmonella outbreak in Ottawa, Canada, sickened at least 40 children and 10 adults. At least three children were hospitalized. The illnesses were connected with eating at the following schools and daycare programs: Tiny Hoppers Day Care; Steve Ma…Read More »

December 12 Canada Intercity Packers Beef Burger Meat Mix 80/20 2012

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

An outbreak of Salmonellosis was associated with eating beef burger meat mix produced by Intercity Packers(East) Ltd (Est. 503). Illnesses were identified in Ottawa and southern Ontario, Canada. As of April 6, the number of cases were not given by th…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 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Hamburgers Served in French Institutional Settings

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

Contaminated hamburger patties were blamed for an outbreak of Salmonellosis, in France. As of November 21, 638 middle school,high school, and college students became ill. Other people were made ill when they had eaten the contaminated hamburger pat…Read More »

November 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, Ground Beef, Arizona

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

In December, Beef Packers, Inc., owned by Cargill, recalled over 20,000 pounds of ground beef contaminated with a drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Newport. The company issued an earlier recall in August, 2009, due to contamination of ground beef …Read More »

July 09 King Soopers, Inc., Ground Beef 2009

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

King Soopers, Inc., a supermarket chain, recalled approximately 466,236 pounds of ground beef that was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium DT 104 in the state of Colorado. The beef had been distributed in the states of Colorado, Kansas, …Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Aggie Jennings' Unlicensed Catering, North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Potato Salad, Beef, Ground beef Beef, Shredded beef, Grains, Pasta Dishes, Noodle salad,

Aggie Jennings of rural McLean County, North Dakota, catered three events (2 weddings, 1 reunion) in mid-June that led to three separate outbreaks of Salmonella Montevideo. Ms. Jennings' catering operation was not licensed. Salmonella Montevideo is…Read More »

May 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, Ground Beef

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

A Beef Packers, Inc. plant in California owned by Cargill, distributed approximately 830,000 pounds of ground beef that was likely contaminated with Salmonella Newport. The beef was shipped to distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, a…Read More »

May 08 Iowa Unknown Location Ground Beef 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul occurred in Iowa and was linked to eating ground beef. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

November 07 Massachusetts Banquet Facility and Private Home Lamb and Ground Beef 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred at a banquet facility and at a private home in Massachusetts. Lamb and ground beef were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

September 07 Safeway Ground Beef 2007

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

Safeway markets in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Mexico sold contaminated ground beef. A rare, drug resistant, strain of Salmonella Newport was isolated from the ill. No recall was issued as the Food Safety and Inspection Service cou…Read More »

July 07 Pennsylvania Picnic Beef Meatball 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Dish, Meatball, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who attended a picnic. Beef meatballs were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 Texas Restaurant Ground Beef 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to a Texas restaurant. Ground beef was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

March 06 2006 School Potluck Ground Beef

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

Attendees of a school potluck in Alaska contracted Salmonella Typhimurium. At least 47 people became ill; some of the illnesses were confirmed by stool culture. Genetic testing on the Salmonella Typhimurium proved that all laboratory confirmed case…Read More »

January 06 North Carolina Workplace Ground Beef 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people in a workplace setting who had eaten ground beef.…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 »

June 05 Virginia Bible Study Camp Dinner Hamburgers or Tomatoes 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger Sandwich, Fruit, Tomatoes

A Bible study camp was stricken with Salmonella Hartford in June, 2005. The Augusta County camp served a dinner on June 28 that included hamburgers and tomatoes. Both of these foods were found to be significantly associated with infection. Health …Read More »

August 04 Multistate Ground Beef 2004

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

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

June 04 Peace Missionary Baptist Church Picnic Baked Beans 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Baked, Beef, Ground Beef,Food Worker

Durham County, North Carolina, health officials received reports of gastrointestinal illness from individuals who had attended a church picnic at the Peace Missionary Baptist Church, on June 26. The picnic was catered by Carl T. Privette. Epidemiol…Read More »

June 04 Multistate Restaurant Taco 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco, Ground Beef, Onion, Eggs, Unknown

New Jersey epidemiologists noted an increase in Salmonella Berta cases in June 2004. Stool samples from case-patients were analyzed using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis; the patterns were sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC)…Read More »

October 03 Northeastern States Ground Beef 2003

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

A cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium DT104 cases was found in the northeastern United States in late 2003. The strain was resistant to several antibiotics and was referred to as R-type ACSSuT. Illness was associated with consuming grocery store boug…Read More »

April 02 Western Sizzlin' Restaurant 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger with gravy Poultry, Chicken, Fried Pork, Ham Food Handler

A large Salmonella outbreak was associated with eating at the Western Sizzlin' Restaurant in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Hamburger steak with gravy, fried chicken, and ham all tested positive for the presence of Salmonella Heidelberg. Two employee…Read More »

January 02 2002 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Emmpak/Cargill Ground Beef

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

In early 2002, isolates of Salmonella Newport in New York state were found to be resistant to more than nine antibiotics and had a decreased susceptibility to the antibiotic, ceftriaxone. Since 1996, an increasing number of Salmonella Newport isolat…Read More »

January 02 Multistate Ground Beef 2002

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

Salmonella Newport contaminated, ground beef was blamed for an outbreak that occurred in five states. The Salmonella Newport was resistant to many antibiotics. Exposure to raw, or undercooked, ground beef was epidemiologically linked to illness. A…Read More »

December 94 Raw Ground Beef 1994

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

Consumption of raw ground beef was suspected as the source of a tartrate negative, Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak in Wisconsin during the Christmas holiday. Consumption of raw ground beef during the holidays was a eating practice brought from Europ…Read More »

December 85 Ground Beef 1985

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Newport occurred in California. Ground beef was the implicated vehicle of infection.…Read More »

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