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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September 17 2017 Clostridium perfringens, Ramsey County, Minnesota jail

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Rice, tamale pie

In September 2017 St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among inmates at the local jail. State health officials tested sample trays of food served for lunch and…Read More »

September 17 2017 Salmonella at Burger King Restaurants, Bemidji, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In September 2017 Minnesota Department of Health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of two Burger King restaurants located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Most of the cases occurred in September. In late November two additional c…Read More »

August 15 2015 Salmonella Newport Outbreak, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tomatoes

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Agriculture investigators reported an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among customers of 17 different Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. The MDH Public Health Laboratory detected two PF…Read More »

January 15 2015 Norovirus Outbreak at Chuck E Cheese, Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Washington County Public Health Department investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a Woodbury Chuck E. Cheese restaurant that sickened at least 30 people over the weekend of January 2-4, 2015.…Read More »

December 13 2013 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Maple Grove, Minnesota

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

In December 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) staff investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus at a restaurant located in Maple Grove, Minnesota. Four restaurant com…Read More »

November 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Birthday Party, Albany, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

People who attended a birthday party at a bowling alley in Albany, Minnesota reported gastrointestinal illness after the November 24 event. Fourteen party attendees were interviewed. Eleven met the case definition. Stool specimens were collected from…Read More »

October 13 2013 Norovirus Associated with a Private Potluck, Watertown, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • fruit

On October 9, 2013 members of a Watertown, Minnesota cross country team became ill with norovirus following a potluck held at a private home. A school nurse reported that 14 members of the team were ill. Symptoms noted were vomiting, diarrhea, and fe…Read More »

October 13 2013 Viral Gastroenteritis Associated with a Catered Boat Cruise, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Department of PUblic Health and Environment (WCPHE) investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among individuals who dined together on October 13 on a catered boat c…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. Coli O157:H7 Infections at a Fall Harvest Festival, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In October 2013 routine surveillance of reported E. Coli O157 cases triggered an investigation of an outbreak that occurred at a petting zoo at a fall harvest festival in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The two case patients had attended the festival on O…Read More »

August 13 2013 E. coli O157 Infections Associated with a Restaurant, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among persons who consumed Mexican-style food from a restaurant located in Rochester. Three laboratory confirmed cases had purchased food from the restaurant ca…Read More »

August 13 2013 Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Pool, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2013 investigators at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) identified 10 cases of cryptosporidiosis who reported swimming in a community pool. Two cases were laboratory confirmed…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 13 2013 E. Coli O57:H7 Infections Associated with Swimming in Lake Minnetonka

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 among three individuals who shared an indistinguishable strain by PFGE, pattern MN179ECB13 (Minnesota designation). All three cases reported boating and…Read More »

June 13 2013 Cryptosporidium Among Attendees at "Breakfast on the Farm", Albany, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In June 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidium among attendees of an event called "Breakfast on the Farm" held on June 1, 2013 at a dairy farm located in Albany, Minnesota. The event included break…Read More »

June 13 2013 Campylobacter jejuni Infections Associated with Racoon Contact at a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In September 2013 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) learned of two laboratory confirmed cases of Campylobacter jejuni though routine surveillance. Both reported working or volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation center (WRC) located in Roseville…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 »

March 13 2013 Suspected Foodborne Bacterial Intoxications Associated with a Restaurant, Duluth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • rice, beans

In March 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among a group of co-workers who shared a catered lunch on March 5 from a restaurant in Duluth, Minnesota. Eighteen co-workers were interviewed. Seve…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 »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated With A Potluck, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken chili

In March 2013 a physician notified the Minnesota Department of Health that he had a patient hospitalized with vomiting, bloody diarrhea, and renal failure. Family members reported that 6 additional family members were ill after consuming a potluck me…Read More »

March 13 2013 Diarrheal Illness Assocaited with a Restaurant, Bloomington, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • fish

In March 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of diarrheal illnesses among patrons of a restaurant located in Bloomington, Minnesota. The initial complainant reported symptoms of one episode of diarrhea, profuse pers…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Assocated with a Work Event, Ramsey County, Minnesota

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

In February 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among 6 of 20 employees of a retail store who had attended a lunch event catered by a deli in St. Paul, Minnesota. The event was held on February 13. The M…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 »

January 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In January 2013 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Illness occurred in members of two separate groups who dined at the restaurant on January 10.…Read More »

January 13 2013 Suspected Norovirus at a Wedding, Hennepin County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of a wedding reception. Food at the reception held on January 26 was catered by a restaurant in Minneapolis. Twelve ill cases were identifi…Read More »

December 13 2013 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens At a Prison, Anoka County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services (ACCHES) investigated an outbreak of foodborne illness among inmates at a prison located in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. In total there …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 12 2012 Outbreak of Rotavirus Associated with a Potluck, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Rotavirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of rotavirus occurring among attendees of a potluck held at a church in Minneapolis. Approximately 100 members of an extended family attended, however, only 9 po…Read More »

December 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated At a Community Center, Bertha, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In December 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who attended a community Christmas lunch held at the Bertha Community Center in Bertha, Minnesota. Approximately 75 people attended the dinn…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Associated with a Lakeville, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Toxin, Scombroid poisoning
  • Vehicle:
  • tuna

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of illness among a group of diners at a restaurant located in Lakeville, Minnesota. Two members of a group of 6 developed scombroid-like symptoms after consumin…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Associated with Sushi, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • sushi, tuna

In September 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly associated with eating sushi at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Eating a Dynamite roll was statistically associated with illness. The contaminated food i…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Workplace Meeting, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among co-workers who ate food provided by a restaurant located in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The meal date was September 18. No other foods were provided by a…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Wayzata, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and City of Minnetonka Environmental Health (CMEH) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Wayzata, Minnesota. Thirty eight restaurant patrons were in…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with a Restaurant in Apple Valley, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections among patrons of a restaurant located in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Illness histories and exposure information were obtained from 74 resta…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 »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Edina, Minnesota

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

In August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health and City of Edina public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who ate at a restaurant located in Edina between August 24-26. Illness histories were obtained from 74 res…Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis At a Adolescent Treatment Facility, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among individuals at an adolescent treatment facility. MDH staff interviewed patients about food consumption and illness history. Stool samples were…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to a Minneapolis Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

Two cases of Salmonella Enteritidis were linked to a restaurant located in Minneapolis in July 2012. Meal dates for the two cases were July 8 and July 15. One case reported consuming eggs benedict. The second case reported eating granola and a small …Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Campylobacter Associated with a Private Party, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Eight people who attended a private party in Plymouth, Minnesota on July 14, 2012 became ill with Campylobacter jejuni infections. Two cases tested positive for Campylobacter jejuni subtype CMPC5 (Minnesota designation). A wide variety of homemade an…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with an Aquatic Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis among patrons at an aquatic center located in Lyon County. Illness histories and exposure information were obtained from 112 aquatic center patrons.…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Swim Pond, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Five cases of Cryptosporidiosis were identified among swimmers of a swim pond at Lake Elmo, Minnesota in July 2012. Reported swim dates ranged from July 1 to July 11. Reported onset dates ranged from July 3 to July 17. One case was hospitalized. Non…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Community Splash Pad, Waite Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July and August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff identified two laboratory confirmed cases of cryptosporidiosis. Both cases had played in a splash park in Waite Park in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Report dates were July 23, 2012 a…Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis at a Community Splash Pad, Sauk Rapids, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Two cases of Cryptosporidiosis were identified by Minnesota Department of Health officials in July 2012. Both had played in a splash pad located in Sauk Rapids multiple times in the 2 weeks prior to illness onset. Both were laboratory confirmed. One …Read More »

July 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis Associated with a Youth Camp, Brainerd, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

Campers at a youth camp located in Brainerd, Minnesota became ill with cryptosporidiosis in July 2012. Camp dates were July 22-27. Sixteen cases were identified. Three campers submitted a stool sample to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Publi…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 »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

May 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cantaloupe

In late May 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Mendota Heights (Dakota County), Minnesota. The outbreak was first reported by a chef at the restaurant who said he had received compl…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 »

April 12 2012 Clostridium perfringens Intoxications at a Restaurant, Mendota Heights, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Refried beans, chicken

In April 2012 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) received complaints of illnesses among individuals in three different dining parties who had eaten at the same restaurant located in Mendota Heights. Meal dates were April 14 and April 15. Twelve…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant, Roseville, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2012 ten restaurant patrons became ill with norovirus following a meal on April 22. Nine persons from one group and one person from a second group met the case definition. The median incubation period was 41 hours (range 14, to 105 hours). T…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 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Bowling Alley, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Olmsted county Public Health Services (OCPHS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a bowling alley located in Rochester, Minnesota. Ill persons were identified from two different…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Rothsay, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Rothsay, Minnesota. Four of six meal companions from 3 households reported illness after eating at the rest…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Lettuce

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Washington County Public Health and Environment (WCPHE) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. Implicated meal dates occu…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis (GAS) at a High School Dance Team Banquet, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Group A Streptococcus Pharyngitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Pasta

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of group A Streptococcus pharyngitis(GAS) infections among attendees of an all-female high school team banquet held in St. Louis County, Minnesota. Among 63 persons who consu…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated with a Restaurant, Woodbury, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 public health officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among patrons of a restaurant located in Woodbury, Minnesota. The group reported no other meals in common. Thirty-nine restaurant patrons were inte…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Cryptosporidosis Associated with Hotel Waterpark, Baxter, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In March 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) staff investigated an outbreak of Cryptosporidium infections among users of a waterpark located in Baxter, Minnesota. Illness histories and exposure information was obtained from 118 waterpark guests…Read More »

February 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens Associated with a Restaurant Located in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Hennepin County Human Services and Public Health Department (HSPHD) investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens that occurred among patrons of a Brooklyn Center restau…Read More »

February 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Elba, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health and Winona County Community Services (WCCS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus after receiving a complaint of three persons ill following a meal at a restaurant located in Elba, Minnesot…Read More »

January 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Edina, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2012 the City of Edina and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a restaurant located in Edina. Initial complaints from two different dining parties were made to the restaurant who notified the local h…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 »

January 12 2012 Norovirus at a Restaurant in Arden Hills, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In January 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Ramsey County Environmental Health (RCEH) investigated an outbreak of norovirus among dining patrons of a restaurant located in Arden Hills, Minnesota. Three of five individuals from two differ…Read More »

January 12 2012 Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with a Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDA), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the City of St. Paul investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred among persons who attended a private event held…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Restaurant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health, the Hennepin County Human Services and public Health Department (HSPHD) and the Minneapolis Division of Environmental Health investigated an outbreak of norovirus that occurred among a grou…Read More »

October 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Salad Bars

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was first identified in the region around Saint Louis, Missouri. Cases were found in Saint Louis, Jefferson, Saint Charles, and Saint Clair counties and in the city of Saint Louis. The cases ranged in age from 1 to 94…Read More »

June 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 at an Employee Catered Lunch, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown Cross Contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among a company's employees who attended a lunch that was catered by a grocery store. One culture-confirmed case did not attend the lunch, but had consumed ground beef purchased from the same grocery store. A…Read More »

May 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Mower County Graduation Party

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Potato Salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating potato salad at a graduation party held in Mower County, Minnesota. One of the cases had developed bloody diarrhea prior to preparing the potato salad and was the likely source of con…Read More »

February 09 2009 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus at a Mississippi Prison Cabbage and Ice

  • Organism:
  • Staphyloccus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Cabbage Water, Ice

A confirmed outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus was associated with eating cabbage or consuming ice while at a prison in Mississippi.…Read More »

December 09 2009 Outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis At A Community Aquatic Center, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water

An outbreak of Cryptosporidiosis was associated with recreational water use at an aquatic center in Minnesota.…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Arcobacter butzleri Among Attendees of a Wedding Reception, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Other, Arcobacter butzleri
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In October 2008 local and state health officials in Wisconsin and Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Arcobacter butzleri among attendees at a wedding reception held at a rural banquet and catering facility. Among the 280 guests, 51 individuals had…Read More »

March 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Salads Vegetables, Potatoes Gravy

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten multiple salads or mashed potatoes with gravy while at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Taco or Nacho Salad, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat-Based Salad, Taco Salad, Nacho Salad

Two people became ill due to Listeria bacteria after eating "taco or nacho salad" at a restaurant in Minnesota. The salad ingredients were not described. The type of Listeria was not known.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Norovirus at a Minnesota Prison

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten sandwiches while at a prison in Minnesota. The type of sandwich was not described.…Read More »

March 05 2005 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Lettuce, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce Food Worker

Five groups of people, who ate at a Rochester, Minnesota, restaurant, between March 3 and March 7, reported gastrointestinal illnesses to the Minnesota Department of Health. The groups had eaten at separate events that had been catered by the restau…Read More »

December 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Roseville, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two independent complaints, involving six people, of gastrointestinal illness were received by the Minnesota Department of Health. The complaints were associated with a restaurant in Roseville. The four people who were interviewed met the case def…Read More »

September 04 2004 Shigellosis at a Roseville Restaurant Linked to Consumption of Beef Tacos

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Tacos Food Worker

Laboratory surveillance revealed two genetically matched, Shigella flexneri 2a isolates. Upon investigation into these isolates and interview of the corresponding cases, a common exposure was found. Both cases had eaten at the same Roseville, Minne…Read More »

May 04 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs, Mora, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell and Pooled Cross-contamination Food Worker

A state epidemiologist performing a review of the Salmonella Enteritidis cases from the past months noted that three of the cases had reported eating at the same restaurant in Mora, Minnesota. Further investigation showed that all three cases were t…Read More »

April 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus at a School Linked to Cookie Dough, Lakeville, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Commercially Processed Food, Cookie Dough Food Worker

A Lakeville, Minnesota, school reported that a significant portion of their students were absent due to illness on May 4. Over 20% of the school was ill; this led to an investigation by the state health department. Epidemiologists conducted intervi…Read More »

July 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

An outbreak of E.coli O157:NM occurred in Colorado. Illness was associated with eating alfalfa sprouts. The E.coli O157:NM strain matched a strain that had been implicated in an outbreak in Minnesota in January. The same seed distributor was ident…Read More »

October 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. The outbreak vehicle was unknown.…Read More »

October 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Chain Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at an outlet of a Minnesota chain restaurant. The outbreak vehicle was unknown. The investigation found ten food workers infected with Salmonella Braenderup.…Read More »

July 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at a Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup occurred at an outlet of a Minnesota chain restaurant. The outbreak vehicle was unknown. The investigation revealed that four food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella.…Read More »

September 89 1989 Outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis linked to fast food, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker Vegetables, Potatoes, Curly Fries Water, Ice

A large outbreak of Salmonella enteritidis was associated with eating food served from a fast food restaurant. One employee became developed gastroenteritis just one day prior to the first illness in restaurant customers. Stool collected from this e…Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of E. coli O53:H10 Linked to Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Chronic diarrhea was reported among a cluster of residents of the community of Brainerd, Minnesota. Routine enteric laboratory tests revealed no pathogens. Yersinia enterocolitica was later recovered from the stool of one case patient. E. coli O53…Read More »

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