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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July 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In 2018 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of E. coli O26 associated with consumption of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc. Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain were…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis at a Food Festival, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In June 2017 eleven persons (8 laboratory confirmed) were infected with Campylobacter after eating at a food festival held in Connecticut. Only one food item - a marinated rib-eye beef stir-fry was significantly associated with illness (odds ration: …Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Catered Lunch, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In September 2016 the Connecticut Department of Public Health and local public health officials investigated a cluster of Clostridium perfringens among individuals who attended a catered lunch. Among approximately 50 attendees, 30 completed a survey …Read More »

June 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Adams Farm Beef Products

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

The CDC, multiple states and the USDA FSIS investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of beef products produced by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts. Eleven ill people with the outbreak strain were reported by 5 st…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 »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Raw Meat Consumption, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • beef, raw

In August 2012 public health and agriculture officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of raw meat among persons who attended a gathering on August 19. Individuals were of Laotian descent and cons…Read More »

February 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at the Hospice of Yuma Roping Roundup, Barbeque, and Western Dance

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Tri-tip

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport occurred among people who had eaten tri-tip beef while at the Hospice of Yuma Roping Roundup, Barbeque, and Western Dance. Salmonella was isolated from the beef tri-tip.…Read More »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Colorado Prison Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef, Hamburger

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, in a Colorado prison.…Read More »

December 99 1999 E.coli at Downstate Labor Day Party, Illinois

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

In September 1999 Illinois Department of Public Health traced a large outbreak of E. coli O157 to beef served at an annual Downstate Labor Day party held in Petersburg, Illinois. The party organized by farmer, Tom Baird was the fourth annual "Cornsta…Read More »

October 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Finley School, Washington

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

Eleven students in Finley School District No. 53 became ill after eating ground beef tacos that had been served in a school lunch. On inspection, food handling errors were noted in the school kitchen. No food handlers were known to be ill. There w…Read More »

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