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 Salmonella Newport, Hartford and Oranienburg Linked to Chia Powder

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia powder

On June 2, 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder. The outbreak was declared over on August 13, 2014. There were a total of 31 outbreak associated cases. Twenty persons were infected with Salmonella …Read More »

December 13 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chia Seed Powder, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia seeds

Four strains of Salmonella - Newport, Hartford, Oranienburg, and Saintpaul were linked to illnesses in residents of four provinces in Canada in 2014. In total 52 cases were identified - 13 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta, 26 in Ontario and 3 in Qu…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 »

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