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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August 09 Australian Pawpaw 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Papaya Fruit, Paw Paw

West Australians were warned to thoroughly wash pawpaw, a tropical papaya fruit, following eleven cases of food poisoning, including one in which a person required hospital treatment. The fruit was contaminated with Salmonella Saintpaul. The fruit…Read More »

May 09 Michigan Restaurant Tomatoes 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Vegetable, Tomatoes

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul was associated with eating tomatoes at a restaurant in Michigan. No additional details were available.…Read More »

March 09 New York Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul occurred in New York state. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

February 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to CW Alfalfa Sprouts, Inc., SunSprout Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, alfalfa sprouts, onion sprouts, gourmet sprouts

In February, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services officials identified six isolates of Salmonella Saintpaul. Although this is a common strain of Salmonella, during 2008, only three cases had been detected in Nebraska and only four subtyp…Read More »

May 08 Iowa Unknown Location Ground Beef 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul occurred in Iowa and was linked to eating ground beef. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

April 08 Multistate Tomatoes and Peppers 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Serrano Peppers Vegetable, Jalapeno Peppers Fruit, Tomatoes Salsa Guacamole

New Mexico public health identified the first four cases of Salmonella Newport associated with this outbreak. Soon after cases were identified in Texas and the Navajo Nation through PulseNet. Eventually cases in 43 states and Canada were identified…Read More »

April 08 Multistate Private Home Ground Turkey 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Ground Turkey

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul occurred among people who had eaten ground turkey in private homes in the United States. The state locations were not described by CDC. A reference indicated that there had been two cases in the state of…Read More »

July 06 New York Private Home Sliced Turkey Deli Meat 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Deli Meat, Turkey, Poultry

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul was associated with eating sliced, turkey deli meat in a private home in New York state.…Read More »

June 06 New York Restaurant or Grocery Store or Private Home Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul occurred in New York state. The vehicle of infection was unknown. The exposure location was restaurant or grocery store or private home.…Read More »

May 05 Economart Chicken 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

A group of friends shared a rotisserie chicken that had been purchased at the Willison, North Dakota, Economart. Three developed Salmonella related illness. An unrelated family became ill after eating a second rotisserie chicken, as well as additio…Read More »

May 05 Orchid Island Juice Company Orange Juice 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Orange, Unpasteurized

The Michigan Department of Community Health first detected a cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium cases in June. Eleven out of fourteen of the ill had consumed "fresh-squeezed" orange juice at upscale retail markets. The markets purchased the orange j…Read More »

March 03 2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Harmony Farms Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, sprouts, onion, alfalfa, salad

Alfalfa, onion, and salad sprouts were recalled by Harmony Farms, a fresh sprout producer in Washington state. Two outbreaks of Salmonella in March (Salmonella Saintpaul) and November (Salmonella Chester) affected nine and thirteen people, respectiv…Read More »

February 01 Mangoes 2001

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, mangoes

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella was associated with the consumption of fresh mangoes. The Salmonella Saintpaul were genetically the same. In processing the mangoes for the US market, the mangoes were given a water treatment that was not likely …Read More »

February 01 Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center Enteral Tube Formula Feedings 2001

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Infant Formula, Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul occurred among children who had been hospitalized at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, Washington, in mid-February. Case-patients were more likely than controls to have received enteral tub…Read More »

May 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Clover Sprouts, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

A batch of clover sprouts was contaminated with Salmonella Saintpaul and sickened northern California residents. The illnesses occurred between May 10 and 30.…Read More »

April 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Contaminated Paprika and Paprika-Powdered Potato Chips, Germany

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Spices, Paprika, Paprika Potato Chips

Beginning in April 1993, the National Reference Centre for Enteric Pathogens, in Germany, noted an increase of rare salmonella serovars. Beside S. saintpaul, S. javiana, and S. rubislaw which prevailed, and were therefore taken as indicator organism…Read More »

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