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 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup and Linked Nut Butters

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Almond butter, peanut butter

On August 21, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup involving 6 people residing in Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (2). Almond and peanut butter manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods…Read More »

June 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at Iguana Joes Restaurant, Texas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Harris County Health Department closed Iguana Joes, a restaurant located in Humble, Texas after at least 12 people became ill with Salmonella Braenderup after eating at the restaurant. Numerous food safety violations were noted in an inspection …Read More »

February 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Krinos Brand Tahini

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Montevideo, Salmonella Mbandaka
  • Vehicle:
  • Seeds, sesame, tahini

On May 22, 2013 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of Krinos brand tahini sauce. On June 21, 2013 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 16 ill persons infected with two outbreak strains - Salmonell…Read More »

October 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow at On the Border Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Clark County Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Virchow among patrons of a Vancouver restaurant, On the Border. On October 18, 2012 public health officials reported at least 38 confirmed cases of Salmonella and 75 probable…Read More »

August 12 2012 Multiple-serotype Salmonella Outbreaks in Two State Prisons - Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry based salad, chicken salad, Eggs

More than 528 inmates and staff at two Arkansas state prisons in August 2012. One of the prisons was identified as the Arkansas Department of Correction's Tucker Unit. Approximately 351 inmates and staff were ill at the Tucker Unit. Results from an…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella brand mangoes, US and Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, mangoes

On August 24, 2012 public health investigators in Canada announced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Braenderup associated with consumption of Daniella brand mangoes. Canadian investigators reported 17 case patients in British Columbia and 5 cases …Read More »

March 12 2012 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

As of June 7, 2012 a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille. Among the persons who reported the date they became ill, illnesses bega…Read More »

February 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Samonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Live Poultry Sold by Estes Hatchery

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Salmonellosis, Montevideo
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry, chicks, ducklings, duckling, chick, chickens, backyard poultry, Estes Hatchery,

On June 21, 2012 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to contact with live chicks and ducklings sold by Estes Hatchery in Springfield Missouri. By July 31, 2012 the CDC reported that a total of 76 persons living in …Read More »

January 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Linked to Consumption of Moon Marine USA Corporation Raw Yellowfin Tuna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Yellowfin Tuna

In April 2012 the CDC and FDA announced a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis linked to consumption of frozen raw yellowfin tuna product known as Nakaochi Scrape distributed by Moon Marine USA Corporation. Scrape is tuna backmeat that is scraped fr…Read More »

December 12 Venison Sashimi 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Venison, Sashimi

A man from Honolulu, Hawaii, developed diarrhea and heart palpitations after eating venison sashimi. Subsequent stool cultures revealed that he had been infected with Salmonella Birkenhead. The deer meat came from the island of Lana'i where he had …Read More »

December 12 2012 Multistate Outbrea of Salmonella Thompson Associated with Dutch Smoked Salmon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Salmon

An outbreak investigation of Salmonella Thompson possibly linked to smoked salmon manufactured by Dutch company, Foppen, was initiated in September 2012. At least 85 patients with a genetically indistinguishable strain of Salmonella serotype Thompson…Read More »

October 11 2011-2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Diamond Brand Dog Food

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

On April 2, 2012 the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development detected Salmonella Infantis in an unopened bag of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice dry dog food, which had been collected March 14, 2012 during routine retail testing. …Read More »

March 11 Frederick County 4-H Country Butchering Event and Benefit Pancake Breakfast Sausage 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Sausage Meat Pudding

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people attending a benefit pancake breakfast on March 5, in Thurmont, Maryland, at the Trinity United Church of Christ. Sausage and meat pudding were named as the vehicles of infection. These origin…Read More »

August 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Linked to Consumption of Bean Sprouts, United Kingdom

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, sprouts, bean sprouts

Raw, or undercooked, bean sprouts were linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. The strains of Salmonella Bareilly isolated from case-patients were genetic matches to one another. Salmonella B…Read More »

August 10 Alaska Restaurant Hollandaise Sauce 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Sauce, Hollandaise

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson was associated with eating hollandaise sauce in an Alaska restaurant. Several food safety hazards were identified at the restaurant including storage of unpasteurized eggs at incorrect temperatures. Hollandaise sa…Read More »

July 10 Canada Green Onions 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Green Onion

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienberg was linked to the consumption of green onions in Ontario, Canada. The green onions were sold through various outlets of the Highland Farms Supermarkets. They were sold unwrapped and held together with a rubber …Read More »

April 10 Taco Bell Restaurants Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two concurrent, multistate outbreaks of Salmonella, involving Salmonella serotypes Baildon and Hartford, were linked to eating at Taco Bell restaurants. Cases of Salmonella Hartford were first identified in late April; the case numbers reached a pea…Read More »

December 09 Minnesota Private Home Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Thompson was associated with eating in a private home in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred in Massachusetts. The exposure location and the vehicle of infection were not described.…Read More »

October 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Umpqua Dairy Products, Co. Pasteurized Milk, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with drinking pasteurized milk produced by the Umpqua Dairy Products Co. The dairy, located in Roseburg, Oregon, produced only pasteurized milk. The outbreak developed slowly. The outbreak strain…Read More »

October 09 Illinois Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Ohio occurred in Illinois. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

September 09 Illinois Private Home Barbacoa 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, Barbacoa

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was associated with eating barbacoa at a private home in Illinois. Barbacoa usually refers to a slow cooked meat. The type of meat involved in this outbreak was not described.…Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred in Arizona. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated with A & R Barbeque Restaurant Pulled Pork, Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pulled pork

A dual outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg and Salmonella Infantis occurred among patrons of the A & R Barbeque (also known as, A & R Bar-B-Q) in Memphis, Tennessee, on Hickory Hill Road. The restaurant was one of four locations; the other locations w…Read More »

July 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Black and Red Pepper

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Salami, Salame Herbs and Spices, Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper

Salame products produced by Daniele International, Inc., a Rhode Island based company, were implicated in a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo. Two hundred seventy two case patients were identified. Fifty two were hospitalized. No one died.…Read More »

June 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Aggie Jennings' Unlicensed Catering, North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Potato Salad, Beef, Ground beef Beef, Shredded beef, Grains, Pasta Dishes, Noodle salad,

Aggie Jennings of rural McLean County, North Dakota, catered three events (2 weddings, 1 reunion) in mid-June that led to three separate outbreaks of Salmonella Montevideo. Ms. Jennings' catering operation was not licensed. Salmonella Montevideo is…Read More »

June 09 New Orleans Jazz Festival Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred among people who attended a jazz festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. The vehicle of infection was not known. Outbreak cases resided in 19 states.…Read More »

May 09 Missouri Private Home Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred among people who had eaten in a private home in Missouri. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 09 California Banquet Facility Vegetable Dip 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Vegetable, Dip

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was associated with eating vegetable dip at a banquet facility in California.…Read More »

April 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated with Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc., Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Pistachios

Multiple strains of Salmonella bacteria were detected in pistachios (roasted shelled, roasted in-shell, raw) that were sold and subsequently distributed widely throughout the United States. The pistachios were repackaged and sold under many names. …Read More »

April 09 Tennessee Fair or Festival, Temporary Mobile Service Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was associated with eating at a fair or festival, temporary mobile service in Tennessee. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 09 Louisiana Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred in Louisiana. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

April 09 Georgia Fair, Festival, or Temporary Mobile Service Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was associated with eating at a fair, festival, or temporary mobile service in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 09 Caribbean Cruise Ship Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred among passengers of a cruise ship that disembarked from Florida on February 15 to travel the Caribbean Sea. The outbreak resulted in 16 cases in eleven states. The vehicle of infection was no…Read More »

February 09 Minnesota Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred in Minnesota. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

February 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with eating at a restaurant in Nevada. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was associated with eating alfalfa sprouts in multiple states in the United States. The specific states were not described.…Read More »

January 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with eating at a restaurant in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

December 08 Union International Food Company Ground Pepper 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Dried, Pepper

White and black pepper products from the Union City, California, facility of the Union International Food Company were found to contain Salmonella and were linked to illnesses in four states. The Salmonella Rissen that was isolated from product and …Read More »

December 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred in Michigan. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

December 08 Puerto Rico Private Home Pork 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people who had eaten pork at a private home in Puerto Rico.…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among people who had eaten at a private home in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 Illinois Unknown Location or Private Home Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred in Illinois. The exposure locations were described as private home and unknown location. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Wedding Reception , Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass

A multi-serotype outbreak of Salmonella was attributed to eating hybrid striped bass while at a wedding reception in Virginia.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Puerto Rico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among people who had eaten at a workplace in Puerto Rico. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Salsa, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among people who had eaten salsa at a restaurant in California.…Read More »

July 08 Multistate Unknown Location Salsa 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Hartford occurred in multiple states. The vehicle of infection was salsa. The exposure location and the state location were not described. The salsa ingredients were not described.…Read More »

June 08 Utah Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred in the state of Utah. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

May 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Chain Restaurant, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Raw Herbs and Spices, Cilantro Dairy, Cheese Cross Contamination

Contaminated food sold by at least three locations of a restaurant chain in Arizona caused a prolonged outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo. Outbreak cases were first known in May and illness was confirmed through September. It was possible that outbr…Read More »

April 08 New York Restaurant 3 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Hartford was associated with eating at a restaurant in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Green Salad Fruit, Tomatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with eating tomato or green salad at a restaurant in Iowa. No further description of the vehicles was available.…Read More »

February 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant and Church Event, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at a restaurant and at a church event in South Carolina. Pork barbeque was described as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Multiple Type of Pasteurized Cheese, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Pasteurized

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was linked to eating pasteurized cheeses in the state of Colorado. There was more than one type of cheese implicated. The brand names were not described.…Read More »

November 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred in the state of Tennessee. The vehicle of infection and the exposure location were not described.…Read More »

October 07 Connecticut Private Home Pork 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred among people who ate pork at a private home in Connecticut.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Festival, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque, BBQ

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred among people who had eaten pork barbeque at a festival that was held in South Carolina.…Read More »

October 07 Tennessee Office Setting Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Norwich was linked to an office setting in Tennessee. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Pasteurized Shredded Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Pasteurized, Shredded

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred in multiple U.S. states. The vehicle of infection was pasteurized, shredded cheese. The involved states were not described. The cheese brand was not available.…Read More »

July 07 2007 Sweden Alfalfa Sprouts, Salmonella Mbandaka

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts appeared to be the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley (51 cases) in Sweden. The sprouts had been obtained from a variety of stores and restaurants and had been distributed to these locations from a large-scale sprout producer…Read More »

July 07 Illinois Private Home 2 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was linked to eating at a private home in Illinois. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

July 07 California Restaurant Garbanzo Beans 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Beans, Garbanzo Beans

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Infantis was linked to eating garbanzo beans at a restaurant in the state of California.…Read More »

July 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Private Home, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred at a private home in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Grocery Deli, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was associated with a grocery deli store in Wadena County, Minnesota. The strain of Salmonella Montevideo was the same as that from an earlier outbreak in 2007 associated with contact with chickens. The chicken …Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Consumption of Pork, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Pig Head Salsa, Red, Green

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was linked to a grocery store in Illinois. The named vehicles of infection were pig head, red salsa, and green salsa. The details on how these items became contaminated with Salmonella were not availabl…Read More »

June 07 2007 Putbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Jail, Massahusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred at a prison facility in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, California Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with eating at a restaurant in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among patrons of a restaurant in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Church, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Barbeque

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among people who attended a barbeque sponsored by a Louisiana church. Barbequed chicken was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Vermont

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people became ill from Salmonella Braenderup after eating at a restaurant in Vermont. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

April 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Consumption of Pancit, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pancit, Noodles

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred in Illinois. Pancit was named as the vehicle of infection. Pancit, or pansit, are noodles used in Filipino cuisine. The public was exposed at multiple locations: restaurant; grocery stores; pr…Read More »

March 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Restaurant, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was linked to eating at a restaurant in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Live Poultry from New Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Chickens, Poultry

A second, concurrent, outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred throughout 2007 involving contact with poultry. The Salmonella Montevideo isolates from this outbreak were genetically different from the strain implicated in the other outbreak. Illne…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Bean Sprouts, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Bean Sprouts

An outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was linked to eating bean sprouts at a restaurant and a private home in California.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to a BBQ Restaurant, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was identified in Statesboro, Georgia, in March. The first cases dated back to January. Only when genetic tests showed multiple cases infected with the same strain of S. Montevideo did an investigation begin in …Read More »

January 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In June, two persons from Minnesota developed Salmonella Montevideo after being in contact with baby chicks originating from an Iowa hatchery. In September, seven more people became ill in North Dakota with the same strain of Salmonella Montevideo. …Read More »

October 06 2006 Salmonella Thompson at a Pumpkin Festival

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Peanuts

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred among persons who ate boiled peanuts while attending the Pumpkin Festival, in Pumpkintown, South Carolina. The Salmonella Thompson isolates from case-patients were identical with the Salmonella Thompson is…Read More »

September 06 The Palms Dining and Banquet Facility Tea 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beverage, Restaurant Prepared, Hard Iced Tea

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was first noted in September 2006. The initial outbreak lasted from September 1 through October 15. This was followed by an outbreak from November 2 to December 22, 2006, and one from January 22 through March 8…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Arby's, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Roast Beef

An Arby's Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia, was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo in August. Five cases were reported to the health department, prompting an investigation. A food history questionnaire showed a common exposure to the…Read More »

August 06 ConAgra Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Peanut, Peanut Butter

In November, 2006, public health officials detected a substantial increase in reports of Salmonella Tennessee isolates. In February, 2007, a multistate, case-control study linked the consumption of either Peter Pan or Great Value Peanut Butter brand…Read More »

August 06 Ohio Picnic or Private Home Rice, Broccoli and Cheese 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Vegetable, Broccoli Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred in Ohio. The exposure locations were picnic and private home. The vehicles of infection were rice and broccoli and cheese.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly at a School Linked to Ice Tea, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beverage, Ice Tea

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly was associated with drinking ice tea at a school in North Carolina.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections, Vermont

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo occurred among people who had eaten meat at a camp in Vermont. The type of meat was not described.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Infections Linked to Fruit Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Fruit, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Fruit Salad

Public health officials in New Hampshire identified a cluster of three Salmonella Oranienburg cases that matched by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique. Two of the persons were co-workers at a long term care f…Read More »

March 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly occurred in North Carolina. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

February 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Cadbury Chocolate, England

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chocolate

Cadbury, a major producer of candy, had in January, 2006, discovered that waste water from a plant in Herefordshire, England, had dripped down into the milk chocolate crumb. The crumb was blended with other ingredients to make chocolate bars. The l…Read More »

February 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Bean Sprouts, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Bean

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred among people who ate bean sprouts at a restaurant in Oregon.…Read More »

November 05 2005 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Roma Tomatoes

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes, Roma

Raw, pre-diced Roma tomatoes were implicated in a multistate outbreak. Twenty of the cases had eaten tomatoes at a chain restaurant. The tomatoes had been grown in one of two tomato fields in Florida and were pre-diced and packaged at a firm in Ken…Read More »

November 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Mung Bean Sprouts, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Mung Bean Sprouts

Two people became ill due to Salmonella Braenderup after eating mung bean sprouts in a private home in Massachusetts.…Read More »

June 05 2005 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Fair, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people attended a local fair and contracted Salmonella Braenderup. An investigation by the health department noted both attended the same local fair, but the case-patients reported eating at different booths. This was classified as an outbreak …Read More »

June 05 Virginia Bible Study Camp Dinner Hamburgers or Tomatoes 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger Sandwich, Fruit, Tomatoes

A Bible study camp was stricken with Salmonella Hartford in June, 2005. The Augusta County camp served a dinner on June 28 that included hamburgers and tomatoes. Both of these foods were found to be significantly associated with infection. Health …Read More »

April 05 Baby Chicks 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Chicken, Baby Chicks

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Ohio occurred due to contact with baby chicks.…Read More »

July 04 Sheetz Convenience Store Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes Sandwiches, Other, with tomatoes Produce-based Salads, with tomatoes

Patrons of Sheetz convenience stores developed illness in early July due to Salmonella. Sheetz is a mid-Atlantic chain of gas stations with deli take-out sections. Sheetz stores are located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and east…Read More »

July 04 Delicatessen Chain Roma Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes, Roma

A multiserotype, Salmonella outbreak occurred among people who ate at outlets of a delicatessen chain. Laboratory studies of stool samples from case-patients yielded Salmonella serotypes Javiana (383), Typhimurium (27), Anatum (five), Thompson (four…Read More »

June 04 2004 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Linked to Roma Tomatoes

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes, Roma

An outbreak of illnesses attributed to Salmonella Braenderup was detected in the summer of 2004. Cases were more likely than controls to have eaten out several times A higher proportion of ill persons than controls ate cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes …Read More »

December 04 Animal-Derived Pet Treats 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

In 2004 and early 2005, nine people, in the US and Canada, contracted Salmonella Thompson after handling pet food. All the case isolates were analyzed using pulse-field gel electrophoresis; all isolates were genetic matches to one another. The pet …Read More »

December 02 2002 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Tahini Imported From Egypt, New Zealand and Australia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seeds, Sesame, Tahini

Beginning in November, 2002, Salmonella Montevideo was isolated in four tahini(sesame seed pulp) products imported from the same Egyptian food producer into Australia and New Zealand. The discoveries were made as part of an investigation into human …Read More »

June 01 International Outbreak Involving German Chocolate 2001

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chocolate

In mid-October, the German health authorities noted an unusual increase of Salmonella Oranienburg reports. In November, a reference laboratory notified the German health officials about a chocolate sample that had been tested in September and that w…Read More »

July 00 2000Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson Orange County Bakery Burger Bun Packer, California and Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Food Worker

A bakery worker who worked while infectious and whose job was to pack finished, burger buns into packages was likely the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson. Outbreaks of Salmonella Thompson were first observed in California in mid-July ass…Read More »

April 00 2000 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Linked to Well, Spring, and Bottled Water, Southeastern US

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well, Spring, Bottled

In June, 2000, an increase in infections caused by Salmonella Bareilly was noted in the southeastern United States(specific states not found). Salmonella Bareilly is an amphibian-associated Salmonella serotype. Illnesses were detected in at least t…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts were identified as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi. A total of 51 cases were reported with 43 in Alberta, six in British Columbia, and two in Saskatchewan. Six opened packages of alfalfa sprouts were taken from case…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at a Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On July 1, an employee of a Minneapolis restaurant was positive for Salmonella Montevideo, and the restaurant manager was notified. The manager stated that there were no other employees with any symptoms and that there had been no customer complaints…Read More »

April 99 Contact with Young Poultry 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, animal contact

Salmonellosis was associated with having contact with young poultry (chicken, turkey, pheasant, geese, ducks) in Michigan. Approximately three quarters of the cases resided in a home where poultry was being raised. The poultry appeared to have orig…Read More »

March 99 Fresh Cilantro 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Cilantro Salsa

Laboratory-based surveillance detected an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson in southern California. There were 41 cases associated with eating at a single restaurant in Los Angeles County: eating dishes that included fresh cilantro increased the risk …Read More »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka Linked to Consumption of Hydro Harvest Ltd Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa

Contaminated alfalfa sprout seeds from California were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka. The seeds were sprouted by five sprout producers and then sold. Only sprouts from two of the sprout producers resulted in illness. The sproute…Read More »

December 98 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Cantaloupe, Ontario

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred in Ontario, Canada. Cantaloupe consumption was a risk factor for illness.…Read More »

October 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. The outbreak vehicle was unknown.…Read More »

October 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Chain Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at an outlet of a Minnesota chain restaurant. The outbreak vehicle was unknown. The investigation found ten food workers infected with Salmonella Braenderup.…Read More »

July 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at an outlet of a Minnesota chain restaurant. The outbreak vehicle was unknown. The investigation revealed that four food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella.…Read More »

February 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Consumption First Harvest Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa

An outbreak of Salmonella serotypes Infantis and Anatum, which occurred from February through June, 1997, in Kansas and Missouri, was associated with eating contaminated alfalfa sprouts produced by a local sprouter, First Harvest. On the basis of ep…Read More »

September 96 South Dakoka Restaurant Roast Beef 1996

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompsen occurred among persons who ate food prepared by a restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The epidemiologic investigation implicated the roast beef, and Salmonella Thompson was isolated from leftover roast beef an…Read More »

May 96 1996 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa

A northern California sprout grower was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo. This same sprouter was associated with a simultaneous outbreak of Salmonella Meleagridis involving its alfalfa and mixed sprouts. Salmonella Montevideo was neve…Read More »

December 96 1996 Gastroenteritis Outbreak at a New York State Convenience Store Linked to Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and Ziti

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among persons who attended a party at a private residence in Livingston county, New York. Food for the event was provided by a local convenience store. Stool samples were cultured and Plesiomonas shigelloides…Read More »

May 95 Orlando Theme Park Orange Juice 1995

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Orange

Acidic foods were thought to be low risk vehicles for foodborne illness. Visitors to a Florida theme park who had consumed fresh, locally prepared, orange juice became ill due to Salmonellosis. The visitors were from 21 states. Salmonella Hartford…Read More »

January 95 1995 Outbreak of Salmonella (Multiple Serotypes) Inrfections Linked to Beef Jerky, New Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Jerky

A locally produced beef jerky, or carne seca, was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella. Three different serotypes of Salmonella were isolated from the stools of ill persons and from the beef jerky. The processor never measured drying temperature…Read More »

June 94 Michigan Nursing Home 1994

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross Contamination

A prolonged outbreak of Salmonella Oranienberg occurred at a Michigan nursing home. Staff and residents were infected. Cases begain in June, 1994, and continued sporadically through October, 1995. Residents who had dementia were at higher risk of i…Read More »

January 94 1994 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow Linked to Powdered Infant Formula, Spain

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Infant Formula or Colostrum, Powdered

Spain's Salmonella surveillance system detected and halted an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow due to powdered infant formula. Most of the ill were infants less than seven months old. The outbreak lasted six months. Powdered formula samples were tes…Read More »

June 93 1993 Multistate Outbreak of Ssalmonella Montevideo Linked to Tomatoes

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes

An outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo resulted from the consumption of fresh tomatoes. The tomatoes were traced to a South Carolina packer. Tomatoes from this packing house were linked to a Salmonella Javiana outbreak in 1990. Outbreak associated ca…Read More »

May 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Soyalac(R) Powdered Infant Formula, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Infant Formula or Colostrum, Powdered, Milk

Three infants developed Salmonella Tennessee infection after consuming Soyalac Powder(R) infant formula. Two of the infants lived in Canada and one infant lived in Illinois. The Food and Drug Administration investigated the Minnesota plant where th…Read More »

December 92 Rice Pudding 1992

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Rice Pudding

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred in Georgia. The eggs that were used in the rice pudding were given as the implicated vehicle of infection.…Read More »

October 90 1990 Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis and Staphylococcus aureus at a Florida State Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey

Eating turkey at the evening meal on October 10,1990 was associated with a risk of illness at a Florida state prison. Salmonella Infantis and Staphylococcus aureus were isolated from leftover samples of turkey. Salmonella Infantis was isolated from…Read More »

December 89 Commercially Produced Mozzarella Cheese and Shredded Cheeses 1989

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese

A multistate outbreak involving two strains of Salmonella was linked to the consumption of mozzarella cheese produced by a single, commercial, cheese maker; the reason for this contamination was not known. The contaminated cheese had been distribute…Read More »

December 84 Turkey and Beef Sandwiches 1984

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Turkey, Beef

An outbreak of Salmonella Infantis occurred in Pennsylvania. Turkey or beef sandwiches were the implicated vehicles of infection.…Read More »

December 83 Turtles 1983

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In January, 1984, an infant residing in Puerto Rico developed Salmonella, serogroup F, shortly after having contact with a pet turtle that had been imported from the U.S. mainland. Due to this illness, Puerto Rican health officials conducted a case-…Read More »

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