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 13 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chia Seed Powder, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia seeds

Four strains of Salmonella - Newport, Hartford, Oranienburg, and Saintpaul were linked to illnesses in residents of four provinces in Canada in 2014. In total 52 cases were identified - 13 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta, 26 in Ontario and 3 in Qu…Read More »

July 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Gort's Cheese Products

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese

The Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial partners in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in 28 patients who consumed cheese products manufactured by Gort's Gouda Cheese Far…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to XL Foods Inc. Beef Sold at Costco, Canada

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

Following identification of 4 patients in Edmonton, Alberta in September 2012 who were infected with E. coli O157 after consuming steaks purchased at Costco and manufactured by XL Foods, Inc. public health investigators in Canada learned of additiona…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella brand mangoes, US and Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, mangoes

On August 24, 2012 public health investigators in Canada announced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Braenderup associated with consumption of Daniella brand mangoes. Canadian investigators reported 17 case patients in British Columbia and 5 cases …Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

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

Alfalfa sprouts were identified as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi. A total of 51 cases were reported with 43 in Alberta, six in British Columbia, and two in Saskatchewan. Six opened packages of alfalfa sprouts were taken from case…Read More »

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