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 »

October 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella, Living Word Tabernacle, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, BBQ

Nearly 70 people got sick after eating potluck meals served at a 4-day church conference sponsored by the Living Word Tabernacle in Bessemer City, North Carolina. More than 400 people attended the conference held between October 1-5, 2014. Health off…Read More »

September 11 2011 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to BBQ Fundraising Event, York, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On September 16 and September 17, 2011 a fundraising event was held at the Grace Covenant Church in York, South Carolina. Boxed meals of BBQ pork, sauce, bun, coleslaw, baked beans and pound cake were sold. Food was prepared at the church for distrib…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenster Linked to Barbeque Pork, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque, BBQ

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Muenster occurred among people who had eaten barbequed pork from a temporary mobile service while attending a fair in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

July 05 2005 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus, Ribs, Rides, N Rock, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Local and state health officials investigated an outbreak of Staphyloccus aureus among attendees of a benefit event called "Ribs, Rides, N Rock" held at the World's Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. At least 50 people were ill. Staphylococcus aureus…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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