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 15 2015 Outbreak of Giardiasis Associated with Asymptomatic Food Handlers, New York

  • Organism:
  • Giardia
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

During June to September 2015 an outbreak of 20 giardiasis cases occurred and were epidemiologically linked to a local grocery store chain on Long Island, New York. A public health investigation revealed that three asymptomatic food handlers were inf…Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Maple Grove, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In December 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) staff investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus at a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Four restaurant com…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, School Catering Company in Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In October 2012 the Lake County (Illinois) Health Department investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among students who attended six different private schools located in Cook (including the City of Chicago) and Lake counties. All six scho…Read More »

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