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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September 09 2009 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Vacuum-Packed Hot-Smoked Whitefish, France

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Whitefish

Three members of the same French family developed botulism after eating a vacuum-packed whitefish. The fish had been purchased by the family, on August 22, during a recent visit to Finland and was consumed several weeks after purchase. No leftover …Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Botulism Poisoning Linked to Fermented Salmon, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Salmon

Two villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim delta experienced outbreaks of botulism poisoning in August. The Alaskan Native villages both had prepared salmon using traditional methods of fermentation. This process, when not complete, can lead to growth of …Read More »

November 97 1997 Botulism After Consumption of Home-Pickled Eggs, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Pickled eggs

On November 23, 1997, a previously healthy man became nauseated, vomited, and complained of abdominal pain. During the next 2 days, he developed double vision, difficult movement of joints, and respiratory impairment. He was hospitalized and placed …Read More »

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