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 15 2015-16 Salmonella Outbreak linked to Sweetwater Farms Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Alfalfa Sprouts

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials investigated a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen (25 persons) and Salmonella Kentucky (1 person) infections reported by 12 states. Eight people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Among p…Read More »

February 12 Norovirus Outbreak at a Boys' Basketball Tournament, Kentucky, February 2012

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • person-to-person

An outbreak of norovirus occurred among participants at a 7th grade basketball tournament held February 3-5, 2012 in Kentucky. The Kentucky Department of Public Health (KDPH) contacted 49 teams comprising 573 players. Thirty six teams (73%) reporte…Read More »

January 95 1995 Outbreak of Salmonella (Multiple Serotypes) Inrfections Linked to Beef Jerky, New Mexico

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Jerky

A locally produced beef jerky, or carne seca, was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella. Three different serotypes of Salmonella were isolated from the stools of ill persons and from the beef jerky. The processor never measured drying temperature…Read More »

March 84 1984 Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Inadequately Pasteurized Milk, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

A convent in Kentucky had its own dairy herd and pasteurized its own milk. In March, the convent began purchasing milk from another dairy farm in the area. This purchased milk was reportedly pasteurized at the convent, but tests suggested that the …Read More »

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