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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February 18 2018 Multistate Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In 2018 the CDC and multiple states investigated outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. Several different serotypes of Salmonella were isolated in patients in the outbreak: Salmonella Seftenberg, S…Read More »

January 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Raw Chicken Products

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In October 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infections associated with raw chicken products from a variety of sources. In interviews, ill people reported eating different types and brands of chicken products. The outbreak str…Read More »

November 17 2017-2019 Multistate and Canadian Outbreak of Salmonella Reading Linked to Raw Turkey Products

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Turkey, ground

In July 2018 the CDC announced an investigation of infections with Salmonella Reading. The last outbreak update was issued on April 30, 2019. There were 358 people diagnosed with the outbreak strain. Forty-two states and the District of Columbia repo…Read More »

May 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, frozen chicken

Minnesota health and agriculture officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of Antioch Farms brand Cordon Bleu raw stuffed chicken breast. A total of 5 persons were counted as outbreak cases. Two were hospitali…Read More »

April 14 2014 Outbreak of C. Perfringens, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

In April 2014 local and state public health officials in Baltimore, Maryland conducted an investigation of a large outbreak of C. Perfringens among attendees of 2014 Food Safety Summit. The event was held at the Convention Center in Baltimore. The p…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

November 10 2010 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens at a Church Dinner, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Turkey

An outbreak of Clostridium perfringens occurred among people who ate at the November 8 turkey dinner held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Arkansas City, Kansas. More than 1800 people attended the dinner. Illness symptoms included: vomiting; …Read More »

December 07 2007 Salmonella enteritidis at a Georgia Restaurant/Office Setting

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Roast Turkey Grains, Bread, Stuffing

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who ate roast turkey and stuffing at a restaurant or in an office setting in Georgia.…Read More »

March 06 2006 Clostridium perfringens at a Alabama Jail Linked to Consumption of Chicken

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

Inmates of an Alabama jail who had eaten baked chicken developed illness suspected to be caused by Clostridium perfringens. This large outbreak skewed the Center for Disease Control's annual foodborne illness data for 2006. While Clostridium perfri…Read More »

April 86 1986 Outbreak of Salmonella linked to Chicken Prepared in a School Cafeteria, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

An outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred among students and employees of a small school district in Oklahoma, involving four schools. Salmonella Heidelberg and Salmonella Stanley were isolated from stool samples of some of the case-patients. Illness w…Read More »

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