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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April 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Cubana Linked to Living Foods, Limited, and Sunsprout Natural Foods, Onion and Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Onion Sprouts Vegetable, Alfalfa Sprouts

Onion and alfalfa sprouts manufactured by Living Foods, Limited, Alberta, Canada, and Sunsprout Natural Foods, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, were suspected as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Cubana, a rare strain of Salmonella. The sprouts may …Read More »

March 03 2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Harmony Farms Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, sprouts, onion, alfalfa, salad

Alfalfa, onion, and salad sprouts were recalled by Harmony Farms, a fresh sprout producer in Washington state. Two outbreaks of Salmonella in March (Salmonella Saintpaul) and November (Salmonella Chester) affected nine and thirteen people, respectiv…Read More »

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