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 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Mama Stortini's Restaurant & Bar, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In December 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among customers of Mama Stortini's Restaurant & Bar located in Seattle. From December 11-12 PHSKC learned of 15 ill persons from 5 different meal p…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Boulder, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In December 2017 public health officials in Boulder, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among patrons of a restaurant located in Boulder. Eighteen people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospital…Read More »

December 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Sit-Down Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In late December 2017 public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. The meal date was December 29, 2017. Ill persons resided in several counties in Colorado (Denver, Do…Read More »

October 17 2017 Norovirus Outbreaks at an Event Center, Nebraska

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

Nebraska public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among people who attended events over a three week period at an event center. Overall, 18/25 (72%) employees and 324/1383 (23.4%) attendees from 9 of 10 events completed…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at Chipotle Mexican Grill, Sterling, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

The Loudoun County Health Department reported that more than 135 people were sickened after eating food from the Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 21031 Tripleseven Road in Sterling, Virginia. The first reports of illness occurred on July 13, 2017. T…Read More »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Fast Food Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill Food worker

In May 2017 investigators in Colorado Springs, Colorado learned of an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a fast-food restaurant. Seven people reported symptoms. Four cases were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one died. An ill…Read More »

April 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Long Term Care Facility, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2017 public health investigators in Adams County, Colorado investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a long term care facility located in Thornton. Nineteen people were ill. Eight were laboratory confirmed. No one was hospitalized and no one …Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In March 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Six people reported illness. Three were laboratory confirmed with norovirus. No one was hospitalized and no one…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Littleton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In February 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a sit-down restaurant located in Littleton, Colorado. Ten people comprising two different dining groups were ill. Three were laboratory confirmed with noroviru…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg at a Restaurant, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In August 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg among patrons of a restaurant located in Clinton, Oklahoma. Dates of exposure occurred on August 4 or August 5. Thirteen people reported symptoms. Six were labo…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Ohio, Oscar's of Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Ohio. Infection occurred among patrons and staff of Oscar’s of Breckenridge which was found…Read More »

March 14 2014 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Catered Meal, Nisswa, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In March 2014 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among attendees at a meal following a monthly meeting sponsored by the Nisswa Lions Club. The dinner was catered by Red, White, and Blue Catering which operates …Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Caterer at an Event Center, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Ill food handler

On December 10, 2013 a school nurse reported illnesses among members of a high school football team who had attended a banquet (Banquet “A”) held on December 6 at an event center located in Brooklyn Park. Staff from the Minnesota Department of He…Read More »

November 13 2013 Norovirus at an Eden Prairie, Minnesota restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Members of 2 dining parties became ill with norovirus following meals purchased on November 4, 2013 at a restaurant located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin county Human Services and Public Health Departme…Read More »

November 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Among Members of a Church Quilting Club, Winona, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ready-to-Eat foods, ill foodhandler

Members of a church quilting club became ill in November 2013 following a meal at a restaurant located in Winona, Minnesota. A total of 25 group members had eaten at the restaurant on November 15. An investigation was conducted by the Minnesota Depar…Read More »

November 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Catered Funeral Lunch, Anoka, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ready to eat food

On December 3, 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) foodborne illness hotline received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among attendees of a funeral held in Anoka, Minnesota on November 30. The complaint reported that attendees had be…Read More »

May 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2013 a restaurant located in Bloomington, Minnesota was implicated in a norovirus outbreak. Approximately 28 people attended a conference held on May 7 and 8. Conference attendees ate breakfast and lunch at a restaurant in Bloomington both day…Read More »

April 13 2013 Norovirus Gastroenteritis Associated with a Restaurant, Maple Grove, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food worker

In April 2013 public health investigators in Minnesota learned of gastrointestinal illnesses that occurred among persons who attended a March 31 Easter brunch at a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and…Read More »

April 13 2013 Norovirus Gastroenteritis Associated with a Restaurant, Wayzata, MN

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

Reports of illness among members of two dining parties in April 2013 prompted a foodborne illness outbreak investigation by Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials. Ill persons reported eating at a restaurant located in Wayzata (Hennepin Count…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Bakery, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake

In March 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who had attended a wedding reception on March 9. The bride reported that 24 of 33 guests became ill after the reception which was held at a restaurant…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Church Event, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheesecake

In February 2013 Olmsted County (Minnesota) Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of two events held at a church located in Rochester, Minnesota. The first group took part in …Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in New Brighton, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In April 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus associated with a restaurant located in New Brighton, Minnesota. Initial reports came from three different dining parties who had eaten at the restaurant on April 2…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus, November, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ready-to-eat foods

Nine members of a family group who dined at a restaurant in Minneapolis on November 30, 2013 became ill with suspected norovirus. None submitted stool samples to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Public Health Laboratory for testing. Symptoms,…Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Maple Grove, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In August 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Cases occurred among 3 different dining parties who ate at the restaurant on August 13 or August 1…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Private Party in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In June 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who attended a party held on June 16 at a private home located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Foods served at the party included 3 types of sandwiches p…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Denny's, Rochester, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to a Denny's restaurant located in Rochester, Minnesota. Patrons who ate at the restaurant between June 28 and July 2 were identified using credit…Read More »

April 12 2012 Sapovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Willmar, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Sapovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ham, meatballs

On April 12, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Foodborne illness hotline received a complaint of gastrointestinal illness among a group of 13 individuals from 5 households who ate at a restaurant located in Willmar, Minnesota on April 8. …Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • pizza, lettuce

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Public Health (WCPHE) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who at a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota on January 6, 2012. A total of 75 restaurant patrons ide…Read More »

May 99 1999 Duluth Restaurant Food Worker

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

Three persons who ate at the same Duluth restaurant on different days in early May became ill with the same strain of Salmonella Heidelburg. As a part of the investigation, food workers were required to submit stool samples for analysis. Two food w…Read More »

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