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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March 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • ground beef

In April 2019 public health officials announced a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O103 infections. Preliminary epidemiologic information suggests that ground beef is the source of this outbreak. On June 19, 2019 the outbreak appeared to be ov…Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Outbreak of Escherichia coli at a Restaurant, Gulfport, Mississippi

  • Organism:
  • Escherichia coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Mississippi public health officials reported an outbreak of Escherichia coli (Enteropathogenic, Enteroaggregative Enterotoxigenic and Enteroinvasive) among patrons of a restaurant located in Gulfport, Mississippi Exposure dates ranged from December 1…Read More »

October 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, leafy greens

In November 2012 the CDC and public health officials in several states and the FDA announced an investigation of E. coli O157 illnesses linked to consumption of Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix lettuce Mix produced by State Garden of Chel…Read More »

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