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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June 16 2016 Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak Linked to Potato Salad, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Potato salad

In July 2016 Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa County Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to consumption of potato salad made by Big G food Store. There were 23 reported cases. Three ill persons were hospita…Read More »

July 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O157, Fond du Lac Tribe, Minnesota

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

In July 2014 Minnesota health and agriculture agencies investigated and outbreak of E. coli O157 among residents of the Fond du Lac reservation. Many of the ill cases attended a variety of events taking place in mid-July. A catering company in Cloque…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 »

December 96 1996 Gastroenteritis Outbreak at a New York State Convenience Store Linked to Potato Salad, Macaroni Salad, and Ziti

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well

An outbreak of gastroenteritis occurred among persons who attended a party at a private residence in Livingston county, New York. Food for the event was provided by a local convenience store. Stool samples were cultured and Plesiomonas shigelloides…Read More »

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