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 12 2012 Outbreak of Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis (GAS) at a High School Dance Team Banquet, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Pasta

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of group A Streptococcus pharyngitis(GAS) infections among attendees of an all-female high school team banquet held in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Among 63 persons who consu…Read More »

May 91 Macaroni and Cheese Served at an Elementary School Banquet 1991

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Macaroni and Cheese, Food Worker, Pasta

A foodborne-related outbreak of group A pharyngitis occurred after an elementary school banquet. Banquet attendees who ate macaroni and cheese were three times more likely to develop pharyngitis than those who did not. None of the food handlers had …Read More »

August 84 Private Party in Puerto Rico Carrucho 1984

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Shellfish, Conch, Carrucho

An outbreak of Streptococcus occurred among guests of a party in a private home in Puerto Rico. The outbreak was suspected to be foodborne due to the high illness attack rate. Eating carrucho, a conch salad, was significantly associated with risk o…Read More »

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