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 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Jimmy John's Restaurants and Sprouter's Northwest Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

Sprouters Northwest of Kent, Washington, issued a product recall after the company's clover sprouts had been implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Newport in Oregon and Washington. At least some of the cases had consumed clover sprouts while at a …Read More »

May 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Clover Sprouts, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

A batch of clover sprouts was contaminated with Salmonella Saintpaul and sickened northern California residents. The illnesses occurred between May 10 and 30.…Read More »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Rainbow Sprouts Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, in Colorado, resulted from consuming clover sprouts. The outbreak was detected through routine laboratory surveillance. The sprouts were traced to two Colorado suppliers that had obtained the seed from a singl…Read More »

July 96 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of White Radish Sprouts, Japan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, White Radish Sprouts

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, in July, 1996. Most of the ill were children who had attended the elementary schools in the city (total illness associated with the schools was 8355). The illnesses were…Read More »

May 96 1995 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Clover, Alfalfa-radish mix, Alfalfa-clover mix

Sprouts from a northern California sprouter were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Meleagridis. This same sprouter was associated with a simultaneous outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo involving its alfalfa sprouts. The outbreak strain of Salmo…Read More »

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