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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December 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Caterer at an Event Center, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Ill food handler

On December 10, 2013 a school nurse reported illnesses among members of a high school football team who had attended a banquet (Banquet “A”) held on December 6 at an event center located in Brooklyn Park. Staff from the Minnesota Department of He…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Assocated with a Work Event, Ramsey County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In February 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 6 of 20 employees of a retail store who had attended a lunch event catered by a deli in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event was held on February 13. The M…Read More »

January 13 2013 Suspected Norovirus at a Wedding, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of a wedding reception. Food at the reception held on January 26 was catered by a restaurant in Minneapolis. Twelve ill cases were identifi…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a catered picnic, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2012 an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among attendees at a catered picnic was reported by Public Health Seattle King County in Washington state. There were 237 illnesses. No one was hospitalized and there were no deaths. Both leftover f…Read More »

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