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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July 17 2017 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Restaurant, Colorado Springs, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • potatoes

In July 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a restaurant located in Colorado Springs. Two people were ill. One person was laboratory confirmed. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Based o…Read More »

November 12 2012 Botulism in an Arizona prison

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Pruno

During November 24-27, 2012 the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) was notified that 8 male inmates of prison "A" had been hospitalized for suspected botulism. Serum samples from all 8 inmates tested positive for botulinum type A. Seven of …Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant, Edina, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In August 2012 Minnesota Department of Health and City of Edina public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among individuals who ate at a restaurant located in Edina between August 24-26. Illness histories were obtained from 74 res…Read More »

January 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes Gravy

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred in the state of Florida. Mashed potatoes and gravy were named as the vehicles of infection. The type of gravy was not described. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at a Banquet Facility, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Potato, Boiled Potatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was associated with eating boiled potatoes at a banquet facility in California.…Read More »

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