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 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana at La Luz Restaurant, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana associated with La Luz Mexican Restaurant located in Old Town Fort Collins. Eighty five individuals completed a questionnair…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana, Chincoteague Chili and Chowder Cook Off

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chowder

One hundred seventy two people from eight states reported illness after attending the Chincoteague Chili and Chowder Cook Off held on September 30. Ill cases were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella Javiana. The Eastern Shore Health District (Virgin…Read More »

January 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • coconut, JJPX01.0199, JKXX01.0191, JKXX01.1718

On January 16, 2018 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak investigation of Salmonella linked to consumption of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Company. The outbreak was declared over on Febr…Read More »

January 17 2017-2018 Multisate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Liked to Kratom

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • kratom

On February 20, 2018 the CDC announced an investigation of an outbreak of multiple serotypes of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of kratom. Kratom, known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketom and Biak, is a plant consumed for its stimulant effects…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana in Maricopa County, AZ

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Shrimp

In July and August 2016 Maricopa County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana. There were 40 confirmed cases and 10 probable cases. Thirty three cases reported eating at a single restaurant, "Restaurant A," with e…Read More »

July 13 2013 Salmonella Javiana Linked to a Restaurant, Northfield, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich

In July 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana linked to a restaurant located in Northfield, Minnesota. Seven cases were identified with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Javiana, JVN80 (MInnesot…Read More »

July 04 Canadian Restaurant Roma Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Roma tomatoes

Patrons of a restaurant in Ontario, Canada, developed Salmonella Javiana in early July. Although a case-control study was not conducted, roma tomatoes were the suspected vehicle because roma tomatoes were the only common food exposure among the ill.…Read More »

June 03 Vernon Hills, Illinois, Chili's Grille & Bar 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food workers

More than 300 persons became ill with Salmonella Javiana as a result of eating at the Vernon Hills, Illinois, restaurant. After the second case was reported, the local health department inspected the restaurant. Inspectors found that the dishwasher…Read More »

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