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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March 16 2016 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus, Wise County, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Barbeque Pork

In March 2016 Wise County, Virginia health officials investigated an outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus among persons attending a wedding reception or consuming food served at the reception. The local health department conducted a retrospective cohort…Read More »

June 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at Tarheel Q, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • BBQ

In June 2015 Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department staff worked with North Carolina Division of Public Health staff to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of the Tarheel Q, a barbeque restaurant locate…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Church, Louisiana

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among people who attended a barbeque sponsored by a Louisiana church. Barbequed chicken was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 Tennessee Private Home Barbeque, Coleslaw 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Barbeque, unspecified Coleslaw, unspecified

A laboratory confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who ate at a barbeque held at a home in Tennessee. Barbeque and cole slaw were named as the vehicles of infection. The barbeque and cole slaw ingredients were not named.…Read More »

August 98 1998 Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak, Shelby County, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, unspecified

On August 2, 1998 the Shelby County (Alabama) Health Department was alerted by area physicians and hospitals that an unusual number of people were complaining of gastroenteritis following a meal at a local barbeque restaurant. Approximately 170 perso…Read More »

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