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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January 11 Quarry Hill Retirement Facility Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among residents of the Quarry Hill Retirement Home in Camden, Maine. One resident died and one was hospitalized. The cause of the outbreak was unknown as of February 9, but was suspected to be foodborne. Q…Read More »

June 10 Indiana Mexican-Style Restaurant Chain Unknown 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Javiana was associated with eating at a Mexican-style chain restaurant in Indiana. The vehicle of infection was not identified.…Read More »

July 09 Massachusetts Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred in Massachusetts. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

July 09 New Mexico Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

December 08 California Banquet Facility or Wedding Reception Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among people who had eaten at a banquet facility or at a wedding reception in California. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana at a Multi-Site Day Care Center, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among people who had eaten watermelon at a multi-stie day care center progam in California. The day care centers were served by a central kitchen. The likely origin of the outbreak was an infected…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Wedding Reception , Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass

A multi-serotype outbreak of Salmonella was attributed to eating hybrid striped bass while at a wedding reception in Virginia.…Read More »

August 08 North Carolina Picnic Pork Barbeque 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among people who had eaten pork barbeque at a picnic in North Carolina.…Read More »

June 07 Maryland Restaurant and Private Home Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Fruit 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomato Dairy, Cheese Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred at a restaurant and in a private home in Maryland. Tomato, cheese, chicken, and fruit were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

November 06 Virginia Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred in Virginia. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described. The Virginia outbreak summary for 2006 references 15 additional cases in other states, but these states were …Read More »

November 06 Tennessee Restaurant Iceberg Lettuce 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana was associated with eating iceberg lettuce at a restaurant in Tennessee.…Read More »

August 06 New York Restaurant, Private Home, Hospital Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure locations were restaurant, private home, or hospital.…Read More »

August 06 North Carolina Office Setting 3 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among people who had eaten in an office setting in North Carolina. The vehicle was not described.…Read More »

July 04 Sheetz Convenience Store Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes Sandwiches, Other, with tomatoes Produce-based Salads, with tomatoes

Patrons of Sheetz convenience stores developed illness in early July due to Salmonella. Sheetz is a mid-Atlantic chain of gas stations with deli take-out sections. Sheetz stores are located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and east…Read More »

May 03 Childrens' Hospital Cafeteria Food Worker 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad Bar Food Worker

An outbreak of Salmonella Javiana occurred among hospital employees, patients, and visitors who had eaten in the hospital cafeteria between May 30 and June 4, 2003. The investigation suggested that a foodhandler with symptoms of gastroenteritis was …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 »

June 91 1991 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana Linked to Watermelon, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon

In mid June, an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana was detected involving three children who attended the same elementary school. In the following days other illnesses at the school were detected. Most of the ill students had attended an outdoor picnic…Read More »

June 90 Tomatoes 1990

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

Consumption of fresh tomatoes was linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana. Cases were identified in four states. The tomatoes were traced to a packer that was located in South Carolina. Tomatoes from this packing house would later be linked, i…Read More »

December 89 Commercially Produced Mozzarella Cheese and Shredded Cheeses 1989

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese

A multistate outbreak involving two strains of Salmonella was linked to the consumption of mozzarella cheese produced by a single, commercial, cheese maker; the reason for this contamination was not known. The contaminated cheese had been distribute…Read More »

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