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 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Rojo Mexican Bistro, Rochester, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Michigan public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul infections occurring among patrons of Rojo Mexican Bistro located in Rochester, Michigan. The outbreak was announced in June 2017. Fifteen cases were reported. Cases re…Read More »

November 16 2016 Outbreak of Clostridium perfringens, Golden Ponds Restaurant, NY

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Gravy

A November 2016 Thanksgiving dinner served at Golden Ponds Restaurant and Party House located in Rochester, New York was the source of a large outbreak of Clostridium perfringens. As many as 304 of the 800 people who were served meals became ill. Ei…Read More »

August 13 2013 E. coli O157 Infections Associated with a Restaurant, Rochester, Minnesota

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

In August 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among persons who consumed Mexican-style food from a restaurant located in Rochester. Three laboratory confirmed cases had purchased food from the restaurant ca…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Bakery, Olmsted County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake

In March 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among persons who had attended a wedding reception on March 9. The bride reported that 24 of 33 guests became ill after the reception which was held at a restaurant…Read More »

February 13 2013 Outbreak of Norovirus Associated with a Church Event, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheesecake

In February 2013 Olmsted County (Minnesota) Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastroenteritis among attendees of two events held at a church located in Rochester, Minnesota. The first group took part in …Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Denny's Restaurant, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to a Denny's restaurant located in Rochester, Minnesota. Patrons who ate at the restaurant between June 28 and July 2 were identified using credit…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Bowling Alley, Rochester, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Olmsted county Public Health Services (OCPHS) investigated an outbreak of norovirus at a bowling alley located in Rochester, Minnesota. Ill persons were identified from two different…Read More »

March 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Rochester, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2012 staff at Olmsted County Public Health Services (OCPHS) investigated an outbreak of suspected norovirus among patrons of a restaurant located in Rochester. Four of 9 people in the same dining party but who lived in different households a…Read More »

April 94 1994 Outbreak of Hepatitis Linked to a Retail Buyers' Club Bakery, New York

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Sugar Glazed, Baked Goods

Eating food while visiting a retail buyers' club in Rochester, New York, was associated with an outbreak of hepatitis A. Club employees who ate sugar-glazed baked goods were found to be at fourfold risk for developing hepatitis A. The source of the…Read More »

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