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 18 2018 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis at Xi'an Noodles, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among customers at Xi'an Noodles located in the University District of Seattle. Three people from a single meal party became ill after eating at the restaurant on D…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Norovirus, Elliott's Oyster House, Seattle Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw oysters

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of norovirus occurring among persons who consumed raw oysters at Elliott's Oyster House Annual Oyster event held on November 11, 2017. Thirteen attendees from 5 sepa…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with Miller's Guild, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef ribs

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup among customers of Miller's Guild restaurant. Seven persons from 4 separate meal parties became ill after eating at the rest…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Norovirus at Irene Thai Cuisine, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) officials investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis with vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea associated with Irene Thai Cuisine located in Woodinville, Washington. As many as 6 people became ill after eating foo…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Memo's Mexican Food, Seattle, Washington

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

In August 2016 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigators learned of a cluster of two diarrheal infections caused by Shiga-toxin E. coli (STEC) associated with Memo's Mexican Food in Seattle. One person ate at the restaurant on August 18…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson at a Seattle Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2016 investigators at Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) learned of an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections associated with eating at Fado, a restaurant located in Seattle. The implicated meal date was June 29, 2016. Both ill pat…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with a Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2016 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup associated with 663 Bistro, a restaurant located in Seattle, Washington. Four people from 3 separate meal parties became ill after eating a…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a catered picnic, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2012 an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens among attendees at a catered picnic was reported by Public Health Seattle King County in Washington state. There were 237 illnesses. No one was hospitalized and there were no deaths. Both leftover f…Read More »

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