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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January 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Uganda Infections Linked to Fresh Papayas Imported from Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Papaya

On June 28, 2019 the CDC announced an outbreak investigation of Salmonella Uganda infections linked to consumption of fresh, whole papayas imported from Mexico. As of July 5, 2019, 71 outbreak associated cases were reported by 8 states. Twenty seven …Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Papayas

In September 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum linked to consumption of Maradol Papayas. Fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Anatum were reported from three states. Illnesses started on dates ranging …Read More »

May 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Avocados

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Avocado

In 2016 state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis associated with consuming avocados. Fifty-nine people were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella Enteritidis and reported by 19 states. Seven people w…Read More »

July 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Associated with Wawona Stone Fruit

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit

On July 19, 2014, Wawona Packing Company voluntarily recalled certain lots of stone fruits, including whole peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots, because of concern about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was triggered by testi…Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Caterer at an Event Center, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

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

On December 10, 2013 a school nurse reported illnesses among members of a high school football team who had attended a banquet (Banquet “A”) held on December 6 at an event center located in Brooklyn Park. Staff from the Minnesota Department of He…Read More »

October 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Private Potluck, Watertown, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • fruit

On October 9, 2013 members of a Watertown, Minnesota cross country team became ill with norovirus following a potluck held at a private home. A school nurse reported that 14 members of the team were ill. Symptoms noted were vomiting, diarrhea, and fe…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Private Party in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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

In June 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who attended a party held on June 16 at a private home located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Foods served at the party included 3 types of sandwiches p…Read More »

May 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cantaloupe

In late May 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Mendota Heights (Dakota County), Minnesota. The outbreak was first reported by a chef at the restaurant who said he had received compl…Read More »

April 10 2010 Salmonella Tyhpi Linked to Mamey Fruit

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit and Vegetable Juice, Mamey Fruit

Mamey fruit pulp, or juice, produced by COCO, S.A. of Guatemala, and distributed under the brand names, Goya (Goya Foods, Inc.), and La Nuestra (Montalvan Sales), was implicated in an outbreak of typhoid fever in three states. Laboratory isolates co…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Fruit, Pizza and Cheese, New York

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Honeydew, Plum Pizza Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport occurred in New York state. The exposure locations were restaurant, private home, or other location. The vehicles of infection were honeydew melon, plum, pizza, and cheese.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Watermelon, California

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten watermelon in California. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

April 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus At A Brunch, Bloomington Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Mixed Vegetable, Beets

Reports of illness following a brunch in Bloomington, Minnesota, on April 11, prompted an investigation by the local health department. The health department received five independent reports of illness on April 13, and issued a press release indica…Read More »

December 98 1998 Salmonella Typhi Linked to Mamey Fruit Juice

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Mamey Juice

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhi occurred in Florida and was linked to the consumption of fruit shakes (batidos) made with frozen, mamey fruit. Mamey is a tropical fruit that is popular in Central America. The fruit had been commercially processed, …Read More »

December 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Homemade Watermelon Juice, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon Juice

A watermelon juice drink was the vehicle for an outbreak of Salmonella in Florida.…Read More »

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