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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November 18 2018-2019 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Frozen Profiteroles, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • frozen dessert

Canadian public health investigators announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of Celebrate brand frozen profiteroles (cream puffs) and mini chocolate eclairs. As of May 2, 2019 there were 76 laboratory-confirmed cases of …Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Fremont Bowl, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Salmonella associated with Fremont Bowl in Seattle. Four people from 3 separate meal parties reported illness after eating at Fremont Bowl from July 27-29, 2018. Three of the four wer…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Newton County, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local and state public health officials in Georgia reported an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Newton County, Georgia. As of May 18, 2018 four people had been hospitalized and as many as 70 people had been sickened. Most of the cases were linke…Read More »

March 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Romaine Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Romaine lettuce

During April-June 2017, CDC, FDA and state public health partners investigated an outbreak (1704MLJEG-2) of 151 Salmonella Enteritidis infections reported from 36 states. Patients ranged in age from …Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mona Pita Mediterranean Grill, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2017 Wake County Human Services and the North Carolina Division of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella occurring among customers of Mona Pita Mediterranean Grill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meal dates ranged betwe…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreaks of Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry, JEGX01.0005, JEGX01.0021, JEGX01.0004, JGXX01.0009, JPXX01.1071, JPXX01.0033, JPXX01.0351, JPXX01.5209, JBPX01.0008, JBPX01.0002, JBPX01.0039

In June 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks. Several serotypes were isolated in patients: Braenderup, Enteritidis, Hadar, I 4,[5],12:i-, Indiana, Infantis, Litchfield, Mbandaka, Muenchen,…Read More »

August 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Arizona State Prison, Winslow

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • salad

Arizona health officials determined that a Salmonella-tainted salad served at the Arizona State Prison Complex located in Winslow caused 241 inmates and three employees to become ill in September 2015. Prison officials said inmates residing in the K…Read More »

July 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pet Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • guinea pig

On March 6, 2018 the CDC, several states and the US Department of Agriculture announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to exposure to pet guinea pigs. The CDC began investigating the outbreak in December 2017 when CDC Pulsnet…Read More »

May 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, frozen chicken

Minnesota health and agriculture officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of Antioch Farms brand Cordon Bleu raw stuffed chicken breast. A total of 5 persons were counted as outbreak cases. Two were hospitali…Read More »

April 15 2015 Salmonella Linked to Barber Foods Brand Frozen Chicken Kiev

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, chicken kiev

State health and agriculture officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Barber Foods Chicken Kiev. A total of 15 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis were reported by seven state…Read More »

March 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Among Customers of Don Antonio's Restaurant, Los Angeles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2015 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred among dining patrons of Don Antonio's Restaurant. Meal dates occurred between March 18 and March 20, 2015. Twenty three …Read More »

January 15 2015 Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In 2015 local, state and federal agencies investigated four outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. As of July 29, 2015 a total of 218 had been infected with Salmonella and reported by 41 states. Fifty people we…Read More »

August 14 2014 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Antioch Farms A La Kiev Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, chicken kiev

Public health and agriculture investigators in Minnesota identified 6 cases of Salmonella Enteriditis linked to consumption of Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breast. Illness onsets occurred in August and September 2014. The outbre…Read More »

October 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Muskegon County, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, raw

In November 2013 staff at Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among patrons of Pints and Quarts Restaurant and C.F. Prime, a single restaurant with two dining rooms and separate menus. Outbreak asso…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at an Assisted Living Facility, Cohasset, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In August 2013 routine surveillance interviews of two Salmonella Enteritidis cases that had the same pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern, SE1B1 (Minnesota designation), conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) revealed that b…Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Raw Meat Consumption, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • beef, raw

In August 2012 public health and agriculture officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of raw meat among persons who attended a gathering on August 19. Individuals were of Laotian descent and cons…Read More »

October 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis at Taco Bell Restaurant Chain

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was reported by the Centers for Disease Control on January 19, 2012. The outbreak was associated with eating at an unnamed Mexican style fast food chain beginning in October, 2011. No specific food wa…Read More »

December 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Human contact with Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Guinea Pigs

In 2010 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to human contact with pet guinea pigs. Traceback and environmental investigations were conducted at homes, stores, and breeder or broke…Read More »

February 08 Minnesota Restaurant Sandwiches 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches Food Worker

A cluster of Salmonella Enteritidis isolates were investigated in Minnesota. These were found to be identical by genetic subtype. The epidemiologic investigation implicated a restaurant. Illness histories and stool samples were collected from all r…Read More »

August 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Hollandaise Sauce, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg, Egg Sauce, Hollandaise

Diners at Neal and Amy Fraser's BLD restaurant fell ill with Salmonella Enteritidis after eating dishes containing Hollandaise sauce. The restaurant had not pasteurized the eggs by heating them to 145 degrees Farenheit.…Read More »

September 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant and School

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Mexican Food, Mexican-Style Foods

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Mexican-style foods at a restaurant and at a school in California.…Read More »

January 06 2006 Salmonella enteritidis at Corky & Lenny's Restaurant linked to Chopped Liver and Oil

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Sandwich, Chopped liver sandwich Vegetables, Unknown Other grain product, Matzo balls Sauces/Dressings/Oils Food Worker

Corky & Lenny's Restaurant in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, was the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Multiple foods were implicated, including the restaurant's famous No. 6, "The Philadelphia", a chopped liver sandwich. Oil used by prep co…Read More »

September 05 2005 Salmonella enteritidis at a City Club Food Etiquette Class

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

Fifth graders attending the private City Club for a lesson in food etiquette also received one in food safety. Members of the class came down with gastroenteritis within a week of the class. Samples showed the source of the illness to be Salmonella…Read More »

August 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Cafe Adrift Restaurant, Anacortes, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish Dishes, Crab Cakes Eggs, Whole

Crab cakes caused two persons to be hospitalized in Anacortes, Washington, due to Salmonella Enteritidis ditis infections. The crab cakes were prepared with whole, raw eggs and kept up to two to three days prior to cooking. Environmental health inv…Read More »

May 05 2005 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Cook County School, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Five students in a Cook County, Illinois, school were confirmed to have Salmonella Enteritidis through laboratory testing of their stool samples. An investigation found neither a source nor a vehicle.…Read More »

February 02 2002 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Bakery Items, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese Dairy, Cream

Cannolis and cassata cakes made by a Michigan bakery led to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. These products were held at room temperature in the bakery. They should have been refrigerated to prevent bacterial growth. The items contained chee…Read More »

February 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Asian Restaurants and Other Restaurants Associated with Mung Bean Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

Consumption of mung bean sprouts at Asian style restaurants in central Florida (April, 2001), southern and mid-coastal Maine (January, 2002), and Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (February, 2001) was associated with illness caused by Salmonella Enteritidis,…Read More »

April 00 2000 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mung Bean Sprouts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

Twelve Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 11b were detected in Alberta and Saskatchewan by June. Eleven of the twelve cases had consumed meals at Vietnamese restaurants; seven different restaurants were cited. All of the cases had consumed mung bean…Read More »

January 93 1993 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to a California Egg Producer

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg, Sauce Egg, Mayonnaise Egg, Dishes Pooled Eggs

Beginning in January and ending in March, three outbreaks of Salmonella Enteritidis implicating eggs were detected. The eggs had been sold by the same California distributor to three restaurants. The outbreaks occurred in the counties of Los Angele…Read More »

July 87 1987 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Patients at Bird S. Coler Hospital , NYC

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Raw Eggs, Mayonnaise Dressing

An large outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among patients at Bird S. Coler Hospital, located in New York City. The lunch served on July 28 was when the exposure to Salmonella occurred. Raw eggs were used to prepare mayonnaise for tuna-mac…Read More »

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