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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January 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In October 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections associated with raw chicken products from a variety of sources. In interviews, ill people reported eating different types and brands of chicken products. The outbreak str…Read More »

April 15 2015 Salmonella Linked to Barber Foods Brand Frozen Chicken Kiev

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, chicken kiev

State health and agriculture officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Barber Foods Chicken Kiev. A total of 15 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis were reported by seven state…Read More »

June 13 2013 Salmonella Newport Infections Associated with Beef, Minnesota and Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In June 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory (PHL) determined that a clinical Salmonella Newport isolate submitted through routine surveillance had an indistinguishable PFGE pattern to 7 clinical isolates in Wiscons…Read More »

March 13 Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Foster Farms Chicken, 2013-2014

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

Federal and public health officials and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms brand chicken. As of May 27, 2014, a total of 574 persons infected with sev…Read More »

June 12 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Consumption of Chicken, 2012-2013

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

A total of 134 persons infected with Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 13 states. Illness onset dates ranged from June 4, 2012 and May 6, 2013. Thirty one percent were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Local, state, and federal public healt…Read More »

May 12 Shigella sonnei at a private bridge club, Los Angeles, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2012 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of shigellosis associated with a private bridge club. Thirty nine cases were identified among club members with diarrhea and four among club workers. The averag…Read More »

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