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 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,5,12:1:-, Snohomish County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Public health officials in Snohomish County, Washington investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype I 4,5,12:1:- linked to consumption of pork cooked at a private home as a whole pig. The implicated meal date was September 23, 2017. Four outbreak…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,5,12:1:- Linked to Consumption of Pork, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Five people in Pierce County, Washington were diagnosed with salmonellosis after consuming pork from a whole pig roasted at a private residence on July 8. The serotype was Salmonella I 4,5,12:1-. All five visited a health care provider but none was h…Read More »

July 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Listeria Infections Linked to Pork Products Produced by Long Phung Food Products

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On November 21, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes infections linked to consumption of ready-to-eat pork products produced by Long Phung Food Products in Houston, Texas. Four people infected with the outbreak strain of Liste…Read More »

July 16 2016 Good Vibe Tribe Luau - Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i:- and Kapowsin Pork

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On July 3, 2016 Good Vibe Tribe Luau held an event at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. Foods served included rotisserie roasted pig, parilla, congri, tropical fruit salad, Hawaiian salad, Hawaiian sweet bread and corn on the cob. The event was catere…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus, Wise County, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Barbeque Pork

In March 2016 Wise County, Virginia health officials investigated an outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus among persons attending a wedding reception or consuming food served at the reception. The local health department conducted a retrospective cohort…Read More »

May 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella 4,5,12:I:-, Kenosha, WI

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • pork carnitas

In May 2015 public health officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to food purchased over Mother's Day weekend (May 9-10)at the Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha. More than 70 people were reported to be ill. T…Read More »

April 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Pork, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • pork

In July 2015 the Washington Department of Health initiated an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella I4,[5],12:i:- linked to consumption of pork processed by Kapowsin Meats, a Graham, Washington slaughter house. A total 192 cases of Salmonella I4…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella at an Ecuadorian Festival, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

More than 119 people were sickened with Salmonella at a street festival held in Minneapolis on August 11, 2013. Eleven people were hospitalized. Several serotype were identified. These included Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Uganda, Salmonella se…Read More »

September 11 2011 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to BBQ Fundraising Event, York, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On September 16 and September 17, 2011 a fundraising event was held at the Grace Covenant Church in York, South Carolina. Boxed meals of BBQ pork, sauce, bun, coleslaw, baked beans and pound cake were sold. Food was prepared at the church for distrib…Read More »

October 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Pork, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating pork at a restaurant in Benton County, Washington.…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Consumption of Pork, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Pig Head Salsa, Red, Green

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was linked to a grocery store in Illinois. The named vehicles of infection were pig head, red salsa, and green salsa. The details on how these items became contaminated with Salmonella were not availabl…Read More »

July 05 2005 Outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus, Ribs, Rides, N Rock, Knoxville, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Local and state health officials investigated an outbreak of Staphyloccus aureus among attendees of a benefit event called "Ribs, Rides, N Rock" held at the World's Fair Park in Knoxville, Tennessee. At least 50 people were ill. Staphylococcus aureus…Read More »

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