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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June 13 Salmonella Outbreak at Boston area Clover Restaurants, June 2013

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Twelve people in Cambridge, Boston and possibly elsewhere in Massachusetts were sickened with Salmonella beginning in late June 2013 prompting the closure of all Clover restaurants and food trucks with locations in Cambridge, Brookline, Burlington, a…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

June 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa and Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Alfalfa, Clover Sprouts

An alfalfa and clover sprout mix was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:NM. A single sprout grower was one of several sprout sources for 25% of case-patients and was the sole source of sprouts for 75% of case-patients. The sprout grower ha…Read More »

September 97 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg and E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa-Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa-Clover

A northern California sprout grower was implicated in a prolonged outbreak involving its alfalfa-clover mixed sprouts. The outbreak began with the identification of a cluster of Salmonella Senftenberg cases; the case control study showed that the co…Read More »

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