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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October 17 2017 Salmonella Newport and Pre-cut fruit, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe

In December 2017 Washington State Department of Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. Twenty four cases from Washington (21) …Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

May 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cantaloupe

In late May 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Mendota Heights (Dakota County), Minnesota. The outbreak was first reported by a chef at the restaurant who said he had received compl…Read More »

December 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Consumption of Canatloupe at a Restaurant, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten cantaloupe at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

May 91 1991 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Poona Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe, Fruit Salad, Salad Bars

During June and July, 1991, more than 400 laboratory-confirmed Salmonella Poona infections occurred in 23 states and Canada(Ontario, Newfoundland,Quebec, Saskatchewan). Illness was associated with eating cut up cantaloupe in salad bars or fruit sala…Read More »

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