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 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Restaurant, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Rice, Fried Rice

Eating fried rice at an unnamed restaurant in King County, Washington state, was associated with an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis. Raw animal product, cross contamination, poor hand hygiene, and temperature control were implicated in the outbrea…Read More »

May 06 2006 Bacillus cereus outbreak, Hardin County, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, rice

In May 2006 public health investigators in Kentucky investigated an outbreak of B. cereus linked to fried rice served at a restaurant in Hardin County. Twenty six people were ill. None were hospitalized. Fried rice was the only food item significantl…Read More »

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