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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July 15 2015-2016 Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumber

On September 4, 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to consumption of cucumbers grown in Mexico and imported by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce. On March 18, 2016 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 907 people…Read More »

January 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Imported Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cucumber

On April 25, 2013 the CDC reported that a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul was associated with illnesses in 73 persons residing in 18 states. At the close of the investigation on June 20, 2013 the number of outbreak associated cases had r…Read More »

October 09 2009 Outbreak of microsporidia, Enterocytozoon bieneusi, in Sweden

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • cucumber, cheese sandwiches, salad

In October 2009 an outbreak of a foodborne microsporidia occurred among 135 persons hotel guests and staff in Varmland County, Sweden. Enterocytozoon bieneusi was identified in stool samples submitted by 7 of 11 patients. A restropective cohort stud…Read More »

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