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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June 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego Associated with Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pasta Salad

On July 18, 2018 the CDC issued a Food Safety Alert announcing a multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Sandiego associated with consumption of Hy-Vee, Inc. Spring Pasta Salad. A final update of the outbreak description was issued on September 5,…Read More »

May 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Cyclosporiasis Linked to Salads Sold at McDonald's

  • Organism:
  • Cyclospora
  • Vehicle:
  • salad

On July 12, 2018 the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Public Health reported an increase in cases of cyclosporiasis among people who ate salads sold at McDonald's fast food chain restaurants. The CDC also received repor…Read More »

August 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Arizona State Prison, Winslow

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • salad

Arizona health officials determined that a Salmonella-tainted salad served at the Arizona State Prison Complex located in Winslow caused 241 inmates and three employees to become ill in September 2015. Prison officials said inmates residing in the K…Read More »

May 15 2015-2016 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis linked to Dole Packaged Salads

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad, Leafy Greens

The CDC, FDA and several states investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of packaged salads produced at the Springfield, Ohio processing facility. A total of 19 people residing in 9 states were infected by the outbrea…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport at El Gran Burrito Express Linked to Steak Taco Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Steak Taco Salad

In July 2011 a confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Newport was associated with eating at two of three restaurants owned and operated by the same family in the Chicago area. The outbreak was first reported to the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDP…Read More »

May 08 2008 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Tennessee Prison Linked to pre-packaged Salad

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Pre-packaged salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of pre-packaged salad at a prison in Tennessee.…Read More »

March 08 2008 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Salad, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Green Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten green salad at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego Linked to Tuna Salad, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish-based Salad, Tuna Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego was linked to eating tuna salad at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus Linked to Lettuce-based Salads, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce-based Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among patrons of a restaurant in Washington state. Lettuce-based salads were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

August 06 2006 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant Linked to Lettuce, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salads, Lettuce-Based Salads

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten lettuce-based salads at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

May 06 2006 Norovirus at a Colorado Prison Linked to Consumption of Green Salad

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Lettuce-Based Salad, Leafy Greens

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred among people who had eaten green salad in a Colorado prison.…Read More »

October 04 2004 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Restaurant in Plymouth, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-only Salads, Vegetable Food Worker

Two groups reported gastrointestinal illness due to Norovirus, on October 4. This prompted an investigation of a Plymouth, Minnesota, restaurant. Analysis of the second group's food history showed significant association between the consumption of …Read More »

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