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 13 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chia Seed Powder, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia seeds

Four strains of Salmonella - Newport, Hartford, Oranienburg, and Saintpaul were linked to illnesses in residents of four provinces in Canada in 2014. In total 52 cases were identified - 13 in British Columbia, 10 in Alberta, 26 in Ontario and 3 in Qu…Read More »

January 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul Linked to Imported Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cucumber

On April 25, 2013 the CDC reported that a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Saintpaul was associated with illnesses in 73 persons residing in 18 states. At the close of the investigation on June 20, 2013 the number of outbreak associated cases had r…Read More »

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 »

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 »

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