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 17 2017 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis at a Food Festival, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In June 2017 eleven persons (8 laboratory confirmed) were infected with Campylobacter after eating at a food festival held in Connecticut. Only one food item - a marinated rib-eye beef stir-fry was significantly associated with illness (odds ration: …Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Hotel and Convention Center, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In April 2017, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) investigated reports of gastrointestinal illnesses among attendees at 3 events at a hotel and adjoin convention center held in a one week period. Among approximately 900 total attendees…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 »

April 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • produce

In April 2015 the Connecticut Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to food served at a common food service establishment. A total of 14 cases 2343 identified - 10 confirmed cases and 4 probable. Among the 10 confi…Read More »

September 14 2014 Oubreak of Norovirus Involving Multiple Events and a Common Food Service Establishment, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, wraps

In September 2014 the Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified of gastrointestinal illness among attendees of two separate catered events. The first event (Group 1) was held at a residence and attended by approximately 60 persons. The sec…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus at a School, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Macaroni and Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating macaroni and cheese at a school in Connecticut.…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis at a Private Home Linked to Blackberries, Raspberries, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Berries, Blackberries, Raspberries

A confirmed outbreak of Cyclosporiasis occurred among people who had eaten blackberries or raspberries in a private home.…Read More »

April 09 2009 Outbreak of Bacillus cereus Associated with Macaroni and Cheese, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Bacillus cereus
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Macaroni and Cheese Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Bacillus cereus was associated with eating macaroni and cheese at a school in Connecticut.…Read More »

March 09 2009 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Connecticut Workplace Cafeteria Chicken Tenders

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Tenders

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating chicken tenders at a workplace cafeteria in Connecticut. Several findings from this investigation indicated that consumption of chicken tenders were the most likely cause of this out…Read More »

February 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at a Fair, Festival, or Temporary Mobile Service, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium was associated with attendance at a fair or festival. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

January 09 2009 Salmonella enteritidis in Connecticut linked to home cooked vegetarian lasagna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna Eggs Vegetables

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis was associated with eating a vegetarian lasagna while at a private home in Connecticut.…Read More »

June 08 2008 Salmonella enteritidis linked to chicken “buffalo” wings, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Buffalo Wings

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten chicken buffalo wings while at a restaurant in Connecticut.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus in an Office Setting, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people in an office setting in Connecticut. The vehicle of infection was not given.…Read More »

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