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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December 01 Japan Clam 2001

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis, Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Clams

A party of 57 people dined together in Hamamatsu City, Japan, in December, 2001. The next day, 22 of them developed diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Four were confirmed to be infected with norovirus. One month later, four people from the same party …Read More »

April 94 1994 Outbreak of Hepatitis Linked to a Retail Buyers' Club Bakery, New York

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Sugar Glazed, Baked Goods

Eating food while visiting a retail buyers' club in Rochester, New York, was associated with an outbreak of hepatitis A. Club employees who ate sugar-glazed baked goods were found to be at fourfold risk for developing hepatitis A. The source of the…Read More »

December 92 1992 Outbreak of Hepatitis A Associated with Le Petit Gourmet Catering Facility and Sweet Soiree Bakery, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

A foodborne outbreak of hepatitis A was associated with Le Petit Gourmet Catering Facility and Sweet Soiree Bakery in Denver, Colorado. The catering firm and the bakery were under the same management. Infected food workers likely contaminated the fo…Read More »

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