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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January 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg Linked to Wonderful Pistachios

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Pistachios

In March 2016 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to consumption of "Wonderful Pistachios," a Lost Hills, California product sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Tra…Read More »

April 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Brent's Deli, Westlake Village, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2014 public health investigators in California learned of an increase of case patients diagnosed with Salmonella serotype Montevideo. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Microbial Disease Laboratory (MDL) conducted pulsed field…Read More »

February 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Krinos Brand Tahini

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Montevideo, Salmonella Mbandaka
  • Vehicle:
  • Seeds, sesame, tahini

On May 22, 2013 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of Krinos brand tahini sauce. On June 21, 2013 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 16 ill persons infected with two outbreak strains - Salmonell…Read More »

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

  • 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 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Infections Linked to Aggie Jennings' Unlicensed Catering, North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg Dishes, Potato Salad, Beef, Ground beef Beef, Shredded beef, Grains, Pasta Dishes, Noodle salad,

Aggie Jennings of rural McLean County, North Dakota, catered three events (2 weddings, 1 reunion) in mid-June that led to three separate outbreaks of Salmonella Montevideo. Ms. Jennings' catering operation was not licensed. Salmonella Montevideo is…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Arby's, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Roast Beef

An Arby's Restaurant in Valdosta, Georgia, was implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo in August. Five cases were reported to the health department, prompting an investigation. A food history questionnaire showed a common exposure to the…Read More »

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