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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May 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at Oak Grove Eatery, Wooster, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • hollandaise sauce, raw eggs

In May 2016 state and local public health officials in Ohio investigated a foodborne illness outbreak among customers of Oak Grove Eatery, a restaurant located in Wooster. A total of 29 ill cases were identified. Seventeen cases were laboratory confi…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Lake City, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In April 2012 Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Wabasha County Public Health Environmental Health staff conducted an outbreak investigation among patrons of a Lake City, Minnesota restaurant. A total of 26 restau…Read More »

March 12 2012 Toast of Dilworth Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise sauce

In March 2012 the Mecklenburg County Health Department investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Enteritidis among customers of the Toast of Dilworth Cafe in Charlotte. Health department investigators reported at least 29 ill persons with 15 p…Read More »

July 11 2011 Staphylococcus aureus at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Portland, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

A confirmed outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus was associated with eating hollandaise sauce, or eggs benedict, for breakfast, on July 17, at the Portland Crowne Plaza Hotel. Six of the ill were at the hotel to participate in the National Association …Read More »

August 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Hollandaise Sauce, California

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

Diners at Neal and Amy Fraser's BLD restaurant fell ill with Salmonella Enteritidis after eating dishes containing Hollandaise sauce. The restaurant had not pasteurized the eggs by heating them to 145 degrees Farenheit.…Read More »

February 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs Benedict, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Eggs Benedict

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten eggs benedict while at a restaurant in North Carolina.…Read More »

February 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Egg-Based Sauces, San Diego, California

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

Twenty three people who had eaten at a San Diego County restaurant on February 16 became ill with abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The illnesses had been caused by Salmonella Enteritidis. The eggs used to make the hollandaise and bearnaise sauces wer…Read More »

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