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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August 18 2018 Illnesses Associated with Consumption of Sorghum, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • sorghum

In September 2018 Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), the Johnson County Public Health Department(JCPH), and the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA) issued a consumer advisory for sorghum made by Ozark Country Sorghum in Dunnegan, M…Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of Clostridium Perfringens at Polk County High School, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Taco meat

In October 2015 dozens of teachers and staff at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa were ill with Clostridium perfringens following a taco mean served at a catered luncheon. The bacteria were found in taco meat and in stool samples collected fr…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking unpasteurized, apple cider at a fair in Iowa.…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 »

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