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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January 19 2019 Gastroenteritis Outbreak at Thai Woodinville, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC)investigators reported an outbreak of possible bacterial toxin (Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens) among patrons of Thai Woodinville, a restaurant located in Woodinville, Washington. Three people from…Read More »

November 18 2018 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Church Supper, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Brunswick Stew

In November 2018 Cabarrus County, North Carolina investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among people who ate food served at a barbeque held on November 1 at the Poplar Tent Presbyterian Church. More than 450 people ate at the popular eve…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at Chipotle, Powell, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2018 public health investigators at the Delaware General Health District (DGHD) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens associated with Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 9733 Sawmill Parkway…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Bacterial Toxin at Lahori Kabab-n-Grill, Kent, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On June 15, 2018, Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced that staff were investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis with nausea, cramping and diarrhea associated with Lahori Kabab-n-Grill located in Kent, Washington. Seventeen people f…Read More »

April 18 2018 Bacterial toxin at 125th Street Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Bacterial toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at 125th Street Grill on April 28, 2018. Symptoms and timing of their illness onset was suggestive of a bacterial toxin such as Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens. No one was hospi…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Hotel Restaurant, Mississippi

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2017 public health officials in Mississippi investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a hotel restaurant located in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Implicated exposure dates occurred over two days, December 1 and December 2. Eleven …Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella/Clostridium Perfringens Following Jambalaya Fundraiser, Columbia, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Jambalaya

In October 2017 the Louisiana Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among persons who attended a softball team fundraising event held on October 16 in Columbia, Louisiana. Health officials identified Salmonella in …Read More »

September 17 2017 Clostridium perfringens, Ramsey County, Minnesota jail

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Rice, tamale pie

In September 2017 St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among inmates at the local jail. State health officials tested sample trays of food served for lunch and…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Sumner, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In August 2017 Tacoma Pierce County Health Department officials investigated an outbreak of suspected Clostridium perfringens. Fifteen people reported illness after attending an August 19 catered event. No one submitted specimens for laboratory testi…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • potatoes

In July 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a restaurant located in Colorado Springs. Two people were ill. One person was laboratory confirmed. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Based o…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Nursing Home, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Seven residents of a nursing home/long term care facility in Grand Junction, Colorado became ill with Clostridium perfringens following a meal on July 3, 2017. One person was positive for C. perfringens. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Catered Event, Pierce County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • roast beef

Public health officials in Pierce County, Washington investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis that occurred in July 2017. Twenty people became ill with symptoms consistent with infection of Clostridium perfringens. The implicated catered meal date…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Fast Food Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens infections among patrons of a fast food restaurant located in Colorado Springs. A total of 4 people were ill. Two were laboratory confirmed. No one was…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Infections, Rifle Rodeo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

In June 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated a large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens infections among attendees of the Rifle Rodeo held at the Garfield County Fairgrounds on June 5. There were 80 ill persons. Two were laboratory …Read More »

May 17 2017 Oubreak of Suspected Clostridium Perfringens at a Private Event, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Thirty six people became ill with symptoms consistent with Clostridium perfringens following a meal hosted on May 20, 2017 at a private residence. Food at the event was purchased from a local carniceria. All cases with symptoms reported eating the sa…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Linked to Consumption of Green Chili, Pueblo, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chili

In April 2017 four people became ill with Clostridium perfringens following an April 15 meal at a fast food restaurant located in Pueblo, Colorado. Two people were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. C. perfringens was dete…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis At a Restaurant in Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Four people residing in four different households became ill with abdominal cramps and diarrhea following an April 22, 2017 meal of burritos and tacos. Symptoms occurred between 9 hours and 21 hours after the meal. No one sought medical care and no o…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2017 Tacoma Pierce County Health Department officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis in two patrons of a Mexican restaurant. The implicated meal date was January 30, 2017. Based on epidemiologic evidence, investigators theoriz…Read More »

November 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Golden Ponds Restaurant, NY

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Gravy

A November 2016 Thanksgiving dinner served at Golden Ponds Restaurant and Party House located in Rochester, New York was the source of a large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens. As many as 304 of the 800 people who were served meals became ill. Ei…Read More »

October 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Agave Azul Restaurant, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2016 the Tippecanoe County Health Department, the Indiana State Department of Health, the CDC and the FDA investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among customers of Agave Azul, a restaurant located in West Lafayette, Indiana. F…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 »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Beans

On July 23, 2016 a large group of people attended a banquet in Aurora Colorado. Within one hour the first cases of illness was reported. In total 26 people became ill. The median incubation period was 8.8 hours (range, 1 hour to 19.8 hours). All 26 p…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Denver, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a catered meal served on July 15 at a private home. Interviews were conducted with ill and non-ill attendees, contacts of attendees as well as with s…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Monument, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2016 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in Monument, Colorado. The implicated meal date was May 16. There were 2 laboratory confirmed cases and 11 probable cases. No one was hospitalized. There…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of C. Perfringens, Monument, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Rice, beans, salad

In May 2016 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfrinens among patrons of a restaurant located in Monument, Colorado. The implicated meal date was May 16. Eleven people reported symptoms. Two were laboratory …Read More »

April 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In April 2016 Boulder County Public Health staff investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a student sponsored event held at the University of Colorado Boulder. Food items from 8 restaurants served at the event. The implicated meal was o…Read More »

April 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken Tikka Masala

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurring among 6 people who ate at a student sponsored event at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The implicated meal date was April 13, 2016. One person was …Read More »

February 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Thomas Jefferson Health District, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Ramen

In February 2016 investigators at the Thomas Jefferson Health District (Virginia) investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among individuals who attended a special "Ramen Night" at a local restaurant. Among 30 restaurant patrons with diarr…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus and Clostridium perfringens associated with New Theater Restaurant, Overland Park, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2016 an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness occurred among patrons of New Theatre Restaurant located in Overland Park, Kansas. Dates of onset of illness ranged from January 14 to January 31. Two etiologic agents were identified. Initially…Read More »

December 15 2015 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at the Cass County Jail, North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2015 public health officials in North Dakota investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens that occurred among inmates at the Cass County jail. One hundred fifteen inmates were sick. No one was hospitalized and no one died.…Read More »

November 15 2015 Clostridium perfringens linked to outbreak at a catered lunch, Pitt County, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey

In November 2015 the North Carolina Division of Public Health, the North Carolina State Laboratory for Public Health and the Pitt County Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among attendees at a catered Thanksgivin…Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens at Polk County High School, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco meat

In October 2015 dozens of teachers and staff at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa were ill with Clostridium perfringens following a taco mean served at a catered luncheon. The bacteria were found in taco meat and in stool samples collected fr…Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens in a Topeka, Kansas Correctional Facility

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • pasta with meat sauce

In June 2014 Kansas public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurring among staff and inmates at the Topeka Correctional Facility. The outbreak was attributed to a meal served on June 18. Rotini with meat sauce was…Read More »

April 14 2014 Outbreak of C. Perfringens, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

In April 2014 local and state public health officials in Baltimore, Maryland conducted an investigation of a large outbreak of C. Perfringens among attendees of 2014 Food Safety Summit. The event was held at the Convention Center in Baltimore. The p…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of C. Perfringens at Bonicki's Restaurant and Sports Bistro

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In April 2014 Michigan public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens among customers of Bonicki's Restaurant and Sports Bistro. Illness onset dates ranged between April 3 and April 6. Health department officials said th…Read More »

September 13 2013 Bacterial Intoxications Associated with a Catered Homecoming Event, St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Red beans and rice

On September 28, 2013 the University of Minnesota Environmental Health and Safety Division received reports of illness among people who attended a catered picnic held as part of homecoming activities. The event was held on September 27. "Caterer X" p…Read More »

March 13 2013 Suspected Foodborne Bacterial Intoxications Associated with a Restaurant, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • rice, beans

In March 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among a group of co-workers who shared a catered lunch on March 5 from a restaurant in Duluth, Minnesota. Eighteen co-workers were interviewed. Seve…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated With A Potluck, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken chili

In March 2013 a physician notified the Minnesota Department of Health that he had a patient hospitalized with vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and renal failure. Family members reported that 6 additional family members were ill after consuming a potluck me…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens At a Prison, Anoka County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (ACCHES) investigated an outbreak of foodborne illness among inmates at a prison located in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. In total there …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 »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Kent County, Michigan Jail Linked to Rice and Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Dairy, Cheese

About 250 inmates being held at the Kent County Jail in Grand Rapids, Michigan, developed food poisoning symptoms starting April 15. The cause for the illnesses was determined to be a dish of rice and cheese. It had been prepared in large quantitie…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens Infections, All Seasons Catering, Pueblo, Colorado 2012

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • beef and gravy dish, butter, tomatoes and lettuce

The Pueblo City-County Health Department temporarily closed All Seasons Catering following an outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens among 35 persons who consumed food prepared by All Seasons. Health department investigators found a statistical associa…Read More »

April 12 2012 Clostridium perfringens Intoxications at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Refried beans, chicken

In April 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received complaints of illnesses among individuals in three different dining parties who had eaten at the same restaurant located in Mendota Heights. Meal dates were April 14 and April 15. Twelve…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated with a Restaurant, Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. The group reported no other meals in common. Thirty-nine restaurant patrons were inte…Read More »

February 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated with a Restaurant Located in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens that occurred among patrons of a Brooklyn Center restau…Read More »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church Dinner, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Turkey

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate at the November 8 turkey dinner held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arkansas City, Kansas. More than 1800 people attended the dinner. Illness symptoms included: vomiting; …Read More »

May 10 Central Lousiana State Psychiatric Hospital Chicken Salad 2010

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry-based salad, chicken salad

Chicken salad was implicated in an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among psychiatric patients and staff at the Central Louisiana State Hospital, in Pineville. Those who had eaten the chicken salad were 23 times more likely to show symptoms. The o…Read More »

February 08 2008 Clostridium perfringens at a Larimer County Jail Linked to Chili

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium pefringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chili

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred at a prison facility in Colorado. Chili was named as the vehicle of infection. The chili had been cooled too slowly after it had been cooked.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Baked Vegetables, Potatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate turkey or potatoes at a church located in South Carolina.…Read More »

December 06 Christmas Luncheon Turkey 2006

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

Grant County, Oklahoma, residents attending a Christmas luncheon December 4 reported becoming ill later in the evening and early the next morning. A retrospective cohort study by Oklahoma health department officials determined the illness was likely…Read More »

March 06 2006 Clostridium perfringens at a Alabama Jail Linked to Consumption of Chicken

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

Inmates of an Alabama jail who had eaten baked chicken developed illness suspected to be caused by Clostridium perfringens. This large outbreak skewed the Center for Disease Control's annual foodborne illness data for 2006. While Clostridium perfri…Read More »

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