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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September 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Pasha's Mediterranean Grill, San Antonio, Texas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2018 San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella infections associated with food consumed at Pasha's Mediterranean Grill on Wurzbach Road in San Antonio. Ill cases reported eat…Read More »

August 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with Burien Fresh Smoothies, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup associated with Burien Fresh Smoothies in Burien, Washington. Seven people from 3 separate dining parties reported becoming ill after consuming…Read More »

August 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella at La Luz Restaurant, Fort Collins, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2018 the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella associated with La Luz Mexican Restaurant located in Old Town Fort Collins. There were 30 laboratory confirmed cases. investigators …Read More »

August 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

On October 4, 2018 Arizona based meat producer JBS Tolleson, Inc. recalled 6,500,966 pounds of various raw, non-intact beef products due to an outbreak of Salmonella Newport. Fifty seven cases of salmonellosis were reported by 16 states. Illness ons…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Fremont Bowl, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Salmonella associated with Fremont Bowl in Seattle. Four people from 3 separate meal parties reported illness after eating at Fremont Bowl from July 27-29, 2018. Three of the four wer…Read More »

July 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonellosis at the Arapahoe County Fair, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among people who attended the Arapahoe County Fair or 4-H events associated with the fair from July 21 to July 29, 2018. Seven cases of salmonella have been identified. As of …Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella at Kitty’s Restaurant, North Reading, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Antipasto salad

Local and state public health officials in Massachusetts investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Kitty’s Restaurant located in North Reading. Illnesses occurred in June 2018. Thirty-nine people became ill. Nine were laboratory confirmed w…Read More »

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 Salmonella Linked to Chicken Sold at Ruby's Pantry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken, frozen, breaded

Public health and agriculture agencies in Wisconsin and Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen breaded chicken products distributed by Ruby's Pantry pop-up locations. There were 3 cases in Wisconsin and 1 case in…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Newton County, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local and state public health officials in Georgia reported an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis in Newton County, Georgia. As of May 18, 2018 four people had been hospitalized and as many as 70 people had been sickened. Most of the cases were linke…Read More »

April 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide Infections Linked to Pre-Cut Melon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Melon

On June 8, 2018 local, state and federal public health and regulatory officials announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Adelaide infections linked to consumption of fresh cut melons. As of July 24, seventy-seven people infected with the outbrea…Read More »

March 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka Infections Linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks Cereal

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cereal

In June 2018 public health and regulatory officials in several states and the FDA investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka infections linked to consumption of Kellogg's brand Honey Smacks Cereal. One hundred thirty five people in 36 states wer…Read More »

February 18 2018 Outbreak of Salmonella at Burrito Delight, Fort Lupton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2018 Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCPHE) announced an outbreak of Salmonella infections about customers of Burrito Delight. The restaurant voluntarily closed both of its locations in Fort Lupton and Dacono. As …Read More »

January 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chicken Salad Sold at Fareway Grocery Stores

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken salad

On February 22, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to consumption of chicken salad sold at Fareway grocery stores. Using PFGE and WGS to identify illnesses that were part of the outbreak, the CDC reported that as of A…Read More »

December 18 2018 Outbreaks of Salmonella Infections Linked to Contact with Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In 2018 the CDC and multiple states investigated outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to contact with live poultry in backyard flocks. Several different serotypes of Salmonella were isolated in patients in the outbreak: Salmonella Seftenberg, S…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Toyo Tire Thanksgiving Dinner, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • turkey

State and local public health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella occurring among persons who ate at a Thanksgiving dinner at Toyo Tire's plant in White, Georgia. The dinner, held on November 15,was catered by Angelo's New York Style Pizza a…Read More »

November 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i- at La California Restraurant, Aurora, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In November 2017 the Tri-County Health Department in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:1- among people who consumed food prepared at La California Restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Exposure dates ranged from November 4-…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana, Chincoteague Chili and Chowder Cook Off

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chowder

One hundred seventy two people from eight states reported illness after attending the Chincoteague Chili and Chowder Cook Off held on September 30. Ill cases were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella Javiana. The Eastern Shore Health District (Virgin…Read More »

October 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella/Clostridium Perfringens Following Jambalaya Fundraiser, Columbia, Louisiana

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Jambalaya

In October 2017 the Louisiana Department of Health investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among persons who attended a softball team fundraising event held on October 16 in Columbia, Louisiana. Health officials identified Salmonella in …Read More »

October 17 2017 Salmonella Newport and Pre-cut fruit, Washington and Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon, cantaloupe

In December 2017 Washington State Department of Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of pre-cut watermelon, cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing watermelon or cantaloupe. As of December 1, 2017 there were 18 people from K…Read More »

September 17 2017 Salmonella at Burger King Restaurants, Bemidji, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • ill food handler

In September 2017 Minnesota Department of Health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of two Burger King restaurants located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Most of the cases occurred in September. In late November two additional c…Read More »

September 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Raw Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Coconut, dried

On March 21, 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to consumption of International Harvest, Inc. brand dried coconut. PulseNet was used to identify cases. On May 18, 2018 the CDC declared the outbreak to be over. There w…Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,5,12:1:-, Snohomish County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

Public health officials in Snohomish County, Washington investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype I 4,5,12:1:- linked to consumption of pork cooked at a private home as a whole pig. The implicated meal date was September 23, 2017. Four outbreak…Read More »

September 17 2017-2018 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:1:- Associated with Empire Kosher Brand Chicken

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

In August 2018 the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the USDA FSIS announced an outbreak of Salmonella I 4,[5],12:1:- associated with consumption of Empire Kosher brand chicken. As of August 27, 2018 there were 17 out…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Chuck Wagon Restaurant, Stuttgart, Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On Friday, August 18, 2017 the Arkansas Department of Health initiated an investigation of illnesses involving approximately 30 people. As of August 23, 2017, four persons had been confirmed with Salmonella. Epidemiological indicates that food from t…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak o f Salmonella Linked to Best BBQ, Chicago

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2017 the Chicago Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among dining patrons of Best BBQ located at 1648 West 115th Street in Chicago. At least 14 people were ill. Six persons were hospitalized. The restaurant…Read More »

August 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup Associated with Miller's Guild, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef ribs

In November 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup among customers of Miller's Guild restaurant. Seven persons from 4 separate meal parties became ill after eating at the rest…Read More »

July 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Infantis Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • papayas

In September 2017 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Newport (n=3) and Salmonella Infantis (n=1) linked to consumption of imported Maradol papayas produced by Rancho El Ganadero farm and distributed by Caraveo Produce in Mexico. Ill…Read More »

July 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Urbana Infections Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • papayas

In 2017 seven people were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Urbana. Illnesses were linked to consumption of Maradol papayas. Illness onset dates ranged from July 23, 2017 to August 14, 2017. Four people were hospitalized. There were no…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Peas Sold at Wisconsin Farmers Markets

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • peas

In July 2017 the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and four local health departments in Wisconsin investigated an outbreak of salmonellosis. At least 7 cases were identifi…Read More »

July 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In 2017 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC)investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Stanley infections. Nine persons were infected with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Stanley. All but one of the patients lived in King County. Illness o…Read More »

June 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Associated with Ball Python Exposure

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact, snake

In 2017 eleven cases of salmonella were associated with contact with a ball python. Cases were reported from Arizona, Hawaii, Indiana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington. Two serotypes were identified: Salmonella Paratyphi B Variant L(+) (Ja…Read More »

May 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Imported Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, papayas

Local, state and federal agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to consumption of imported Maradol papayas. As of September 14, 2017 a total of 220 persons with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Kiambu, Salmonella Thompson…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni Infections Linked to Pet Turtles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • turtle

The CDC and multiple states investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni linked to contact with pet turtles. Thirty-seven people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Agbeni were reported from 13 states. Illness onset dates ranged from Mar…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium, Clinical and Teaching Laboratories

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Occupational exposure

The CDC and public health officials in several states identified a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to various clinical, commercial, and teaching microbiology laboratories. Twenty four people infected with the outbreak strain were…Read More »

February 17 2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Mona Pita Mediterranean Grill, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In February 2017 Wake County Human Services and the North Carolina Division of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella occurring among customers of Mona Pita Mediterranean Grill located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Meal dates ranged betwe…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreaks of Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry in Backyard Flocks

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In June 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with poultry in backyard flocks. Several serotypes were isolated in patients: Braenderup, Enteritidis, Hadar, I 4,[5],12:i-, Indiana, Infantis, Mbandaka and Typhimurium. As of…Read More »

January 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • coconut

On January 16, 2018 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak investigation of Salmonella linked to consumption of Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut distributed by Evershing International Trading Company. The outbreak was declared over on Febr…Read More »

January 17 2017 Suspected Outbreak of Salmonella, Tacoma, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • chicken

Two friends who reside in different households and had no other common exposures became ill with symptoms consistent with salmonellosis following a meal of chicken teriyaki at a restaurant in Tacoma, Washington. The implicated meal date was January 2…Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Linked to Maradol Papayas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Papayas

In September 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum linked to consumption of Maradol Papayas. Fourteen people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Anatum were reported from three states. Illnesses started on dates ranging …Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Dublin linked to Pride & Joy Dairy, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

Washington health and agriculture agencies identified 3 cases of Salmonella Dublin linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Pride & Joy Dairy. The first case became ill on December 30, 2016. The last person became ill on November 28, 2017. Ill c…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonellosis Associated with Kansas State Fair Food Vendor, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2016 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) and Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among persons who consum…Read More »

August 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local, state and federal public health officials and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport. Dates of illness onsets ranged from August 14, 2018 to July 23, 2017. Fifty-three cases were reported by 17 states. Nine people w…Read More »

July 16 2016 Good Vibe Tribe Luau - Salmonella I 4, [5], 12:i:- and Kapowsin Pork

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On July 3, 2016 Good Vibe Tribe Luau held an event at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. Foods served included rotisserie roasted pig, parilla, congri, tropical fruit salad, Hawaiian salad, Hawaiian sweet bread and corn on the cob. The event was catere…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Ohio, Oscar's of Breckenridge, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and Summit County Public Health (SCPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Ohio. Infection occurred among patrons and staff of Oscar’s of Breckenridge which was found…Read More »

July 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow at a Restaurant, Weld County, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow occurring among 3 patrons of a restaurant. Illness onset dates ranged from July 24, 2016 to July 29, 2016. One person was hospitalized. The contami…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Baja Fresh, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2016 public health investigators in Oregon investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to having eaten at Hollywood Baja Fresh in Portland. A total of 13 cases were reported with illness onset occurring between June 5 and July 12, 2…Read More »

May 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Sprouts Extraordinaire

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Alfalfa sprouts

Local, state and federal officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Reading and Salmonella serotype Abony linked to consumption of alfalfa sprouts produced by Sprouts Extraordinaire of Denver, Colorado. On September 30, 2016 the CDC de…Read More »

May 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Linked to Imported Hot Peppers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • peppers

In June 2016, public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum infections involving 32 patients residing in 9 states. Illness onset dates ranged from May 6-July 9, 2016. Eight people were hospitalized. There were no deaths. The o…Read More »

April 16 2016 Salmonella Oranienburg and Good Earth Egg Company Shell Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

In early October 2016 the CDC, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and Department of Agriculture, several states and the FDA announced an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections linked to consumption of shell eggs distributed …Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Oslo Linked to Persian Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In April 2016, a multistate cluster of Salmonella Oslo infections with in indistinguishable PFGE pattern was detected, involving 14 patients in 8 states. Illness onsets occurred between March 21 and April 9. Epidemiologic evidence implicated consumpt…Read More »

January 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg Linked to Wonderful Pistachios

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Pistachios

In March 2016 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo and Salmonella Senftenberg infections linked to consumption of "Wonderful Pistachios," a Lost Hills, California product sold under the brand names Wonderful, Paramount Farms and Tra…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Javiana in Maricopa County, AZ

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Shrimp

In July and August 2016 Maricopa County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana. There were 40 confirmed cases and 10 probable cases. Thirty three cases reported eating at a single restaurant, "Restaurant A," with e…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella, Morimoto Napa

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sushi

In October 2016 Napa County Public Health Department (NCPHD) and the California Department of Public health (CDPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among patrons of Morimoto Napa located in Napa. Meal dates occurred on October 10, 11, 12. Sixte…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Chapel Hill Creamery Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheese

In July 2016 North Carolina’s health department reported that 98 state residents have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium. Sixteen required hospitalization. Eight out-of-state residents were also sickened. All exposure…Read More »

December 15 2015-16 Salmonella Outbreak linked to Sweetwater Farms Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Alfalfa Sprouts

The FDA, CDC, and state and local officials investigated a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen (25 persons) and Salmonella Kentucky (1 person) infections reported by 12 states. Eight people were hospitalized. No deaths were reported. Among p…Read More »

December 15 2015-16 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Virchow
  • Vehicle:
  • Organic Moringa Leaf Powder RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement

CDC, FDA, and multiple states investigated a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Virchow infections linked to Garden of Life RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Products. A total of 33 people were reported from 23 states. Six people were hospitalized. No de…Read More »

August 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella, Fig & Olive Restaurants, Washington DC and Los Angeles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • truffle oil

In 2015 local health departments in Washington DC and Los Angeles, California investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred at Fig and Olive Restaurants located in Washington DC and Los Angeles. Washington DC location - A total of …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 »

July 15 2015-2016 Salmonella Poona Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumber

On September 4, 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Poona linked to consumption of cucumbers grown in Mexico and imported by Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce. On March 18, 2016 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 907 people…Read More »

July 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Pet Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • guinea pig

On March 6, 2018 the CDC, several states and the US Department of Agriculture announced an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis infections linked to exposure to pet guinea pigs. The CDC began investigating the outbreak in December 2017 when CDC Pulsnet…Read More »

June 15 2015 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Boise Co-Op

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2015 Idaho public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella. As of June 17, the Central District Health Department (CDHD) in Boise said 200 individuals had tested positive for Salmonella and that more tests were pending. All il…Read More »

June 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at Tarheel Q, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • BBQ

In June 2015 Davidson County Health Department and Davie County Health Department staff worked with North Carolina Division of Public Health staff to investigate an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of the Tarheel Q, a barbeque restaurant locate…Read More »

June 15 2015 Father Day Brunch Salmonella, Seattle, WA

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

As many as 16 people were sickened with Salmonella from raw eggs used in Father's Day brunch dishes served at Tallulah's Restaurant in Seattle. There were 9 confirmed cases and 7 probable cases. One person was hospitalized. The infections were trace…Read More »

May 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella 4,5,12:I:-, Kenosha, WI

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • pork carnitas

In May 2015 public health officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to food purchased over Mother's Day weekend (May 9-10)at the Supermercado Los Corrales in Kenosha. More than 70 people were reported to be ill. T…Read More »

May 15 2015 Salmonella at Heritage Corner Assisted Living, Bowling Green, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2015 Wood County Health District and Ohio Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among residents of the Heritage Corner Assisted Living facility. Eighteen residents were confirmed with Salmonella. Two patients died.…Read More »

May 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Antioch Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, frozen chicken

Minnesota health and agriculture officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of Antioch Farms brand Cordon Bleu raw stuffed chicken breast. A total of 5 persons were counted as outbreak cases. Two were hospitali…Read More »

April 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella I 4, [5],12:i:- and Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Pork, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • pork

In July 2015 the Washington Department of Health initiated an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella I4,[5],12:i:- linked to consumption of pork processed by Kapowsin Meats, a Graham, Washington slaughter house. A total 192 cases of Salmonella I4…Read More »

March 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Among Customers of Don Antonio's Restaurant, Los Angeles

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In March 2015 the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred among dining patrons of Don Antonio's Restaurant. Meal dates occurred between March 18 and March 20, 2015. Twenty three …Read More »

January 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella at X-10 Woodfire Steakhouse

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Texas public health officials linked an outbreak of Salmonella to the X-10 Woodfire Steakhouse located in Dalhart, Texas. According to preliminary reports, at least 30 cases were linked to the restaurant. The restaurant closed during the investigatio…Read More »

January 15 2015 Multistate Salmonella Outbreaks Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Live Poultry

In 2015 local, state and federal agencies investigated four outbreaks of Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks. As of July 29, 2015 a total of 218 had been infected with Salmonella and reported by 41 states. Fifty people we…Read More »

January 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Contact with Dairy Bull Calves

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • animal exposure

In August 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to contact with dairy bull calves. A total of 56 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 15 states. Illness onset dates ranged …Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella linked to Churrascaria Aveirense, New Bedford, MA

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the New Bedford Board of Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to food served by the Churrascaria Aveirense Restaurant located in New Bedford. The restaurant was closed during the inves…Read More »

November 14 2014 Salmonella Outbreak at Delaney House, Holyoke, MA

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Local and state health departments investigated an outbreak of Salmonella at Delaney House Restaurant in November 2014. Nineteen confirmed cases of Salmonella and additional suspect cases were traced to ten different events held at the Delaney House …Read More »

October 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella, Living Word Tabernacle, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, BBQ

Nearly 70 people got sick after eating potluck meals served at a 4-day church conference sponsored by the Living Word Tabernacle in Bessemer City, North Carolina. More than 400 people attended the conference held between October 1-5, 2014. Health off…Read More »

August 14 2014 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Antioch Farms A La Kiev Stuffed Chicken Breast

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken, chicken kiev

Public health and agriculture investigators in Minnesota identified 6 cases of Salmonella Enteriditis linked to consumption of Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed chicken breast. Illness onsets occurred in August and September 2014. The outbre…Read More »

July 14 2014 Salmonella Outbreak at the Reading Summer Festival, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Forty-one persons among the 250 people who attended the Reading Summer Festival Days in Reading, Michigan became ill with Salmonella. Eight persons were laboratory confirmed with Salmonella; 33 people were considered to be "probable cases." the fes…Read More »

June 14 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to El Patron Restuarant, Russellvile, Alabama 2014

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

On June 12, 2014 the Alabama Department of Public Health announced an investigation of an outbreak of Salmonella among patrons of El Patron Restaurant located on US Highway 43 in Russellville, Alabama. Ill patrons ate at the restaurant on June 4 and …Read More »

May 14 2014 Salmonella at Proper Restaurant, Boone, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Public health officials in Boone, North Carolina investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among individuals who ate at Proper Restaurant on or after Saturday, May 17, 2014. There were 37 reported cases, 14 were confirmed with Salmonella. The suspected…Read More »

May 14 2014 Salmonella Newport Linked to Cucumbers

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cucumbers

In August 2014 public health investigators detected an increase in Salmonella Newport through surveillance of PulseNet, a national molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease. A total of 275 cases were reported from 29 states and the District …Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium at Jewel Osco Deli

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Deli food

In June 2014 Cook County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium among consumers of deli products or chicken sold at Jewel Osco in Tinley Park, Illinois. Nineteen case patients (14 confirmed and 5 probable) were…Read More »

April 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo at Brent's Deli, Westlake Village, CA

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2014 public health investigators in California learned of an increase of case patients diagnosed with Salmonella serotype Montevideo. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Microbial Disease Laboratory (MDL) conducted pulsed field…Read More »

January 14 2014 Salmonella Newport, Hartford and Oranienburg Linked to Chia Powder

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chia powder

On June 2, 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to Organic Sprouted Chia Powder. The outbreak was declared over on August 13, 2014. There were a total of 31 outbreak associated cases. Twenty persons were infected with Salmonella …Read More »

January 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup and Linked Nut Butters

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Almond butter, peanut butter

On August 21, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup involving 6 people residing in Connecticut (1), Iowa (1), New Mexico (1), Tennessee (1), and Texas (2). Almond and peanut butter manufactured by nSpired Natural Foods…Read More »

January 14 2014-2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen Linked to Pet Crested Geckos

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • reptile, crested geckos

In May 2015 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Muenchen linked to contact with pet crested geckos purchased from multiple pet stores in different states. As of May 13, 2015 a total of 20 persons infected with the outbreak strain had been re…Read More »

December 14 2014 Salmonella Outbreak at Fuego Tortilla Grill

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May 2014 staff at Brazos County Health Department and the Texas State Department of Health Services reported an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of Fuego Tortilla Grill. At least 30 people have been confirmed with Salmonella.…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella and E. coli at a luncheon in Decatur, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

At least 19 people became ill following a luncheon held on May 30, 2014 at the Bridge Builders Church in Decatur, Alabama. A private laboratory tested specimens from 9 persons. One tested positive for E. coli, one tested positive for Salmonella, an…Read More »

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 »

November 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Stanley Infections Linked to Raw Cashew Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cashew cheese

A total of 17 persons infected with Salmonella serotype Stanley were reported from three states (California, Nevada, and Wyoming). Illnesses were linked to consumption of raw cashew cheese produced by The Cultured Kitchen of West Sacramento, Californ…Read More »

November 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at a County Jail

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In November 2013 the Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) Southeast Regional Office investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurring among inmates and staff at a county jail. Twenty-nine cases were identified (23 inmates and 6 officers). N…Read More »

October 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, Muskegon County, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, raw

In November 2013 staff at Public Health Muskegon County (PHMC) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis among patrons of Pints and Quarts Restaurant and C.F. Prime, a single restaurant with two dining rooms and separate menus. Outbreak asso…Read More »

October 13 2013 Salmonella Senftenberg Outbreak at Church Fundraiser, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, beans

In October 2013 public health officials in Alabama investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg among persons who ate food at a community fundraiser in Athens, Alabama. The event called "Bean Day" is an annual event organized and hosted by the …Read More »

August 13 Salmonella and Campylobacter at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, August and September 2013

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Channel 9 News reports that 25 people who ate meals on the University of Tennessee Chattanooga campus have complained of foodborne illness. A spokesperson for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department said that victims have reported illness s…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella at an Ecuadorian Festival, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

More than 119 people were sickened with Salmonella at a street festival held in Minneapolis on August 11, 2013. Eleven people were hospitalized. Several serotype were identified. These included Salmonella Typhimurium, Salmonella Uganda, Salmonella se…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at an Assisted Living Facility, Cohasset, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In August 2013 routine surveillance interviews of two Salmonella Enteritidis cases that had the same pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) pattern, SE1B1 (Minnesota designation), conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) revealed that b…Read More »

July 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg and Staphylococcus aureus, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Gumbo

In 2013 Tri-County Health Department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg and Staphylococcus aureus that occurred among individuals who became ill after eating home cooked gumb…Read More »

July 13 2013 Salmonella Javiana Linked to a Restaurant, Northfield, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich

In July 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Javiana linked to a restaurant located in Northfield, Minnesota. Seven cases were identified with an indistinguishable strain of Salmonella Javiana, JVN80 (MInnesot…Read More »

July 13 2013 Salmonella Livingstone Associated with Goat Meat

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Goat

In July 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) identified a cluster of three Salmonella Livingstone cases, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern LIV4 (Minnesota designation). One of the cases reported purchasing, slaughtering and processing…Read More »

June 13 Salmonella Outbreak at Boston area Clover Restaurants, June 2013

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Twelve people in Cambridge, Boston and possibly elsewhere in Massachusetts were sickened with Salmonella beginning in late June 2013 prompting the closure of all Clover restaurants and food trucks with locations in Cambridge, Brookline, Burlington, a…Read More »

June 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup at Iguana Joes Restaurant, Texas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Harris County Health Department closed Iguana Joes, a restaurant located in Humble, Texas after at least 12 people became ill with Salmonella Braenderup after eating at the restaurant. Numerous food safety violations were noted in an inspection …Read More »

June 13 2013 Kritter's Kitchen Kreations pet treats linked to Salmonella in New Hampshire

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

In 2013 the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services investigated a cluster of Salmonella Typhimurium infections associated with contaminated locally made pet treats. Between June and October 2013, a total of 43 ill persons were identifi…Read More »

May 13 2013 Salmonella I 4,12:i:- Infections Associated with a Family Gathering, Pine County, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Watermelon

In June 2013 Minnesota Department of Health staff interviewed a case patient diagnosed with Salmonella I 4,12:i:- identified through routine surveillance. The case reported becoming ill after eating watermelon with family members on May 27 and that a…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of Salmonella I:4,5,12:i:- Firefly Restaurant, Las Vegas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chorizo

On April 26, 2013 the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) learned of an outbreak of Salmonella I:4,5,12:i:- among patrons of Firefly on Paradise restaurant and the adjacent affiliated restaurant Dragonfly on Paradise. Illness was reported in group…Read More »

March 13 Multidrug Resistant Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Foster Farms Chicken, 2013-2014

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

Federal and public health officials and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service announced an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella Heidelberg linked to Foster Farms brand chicken. As of May 27, 2014, a total of 574 persons infected with sev…Read More »

March 13 2013 Salmonella Typhimurium linked to homemade unpasteurized fresh cheese, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, cheese, unpasteurized, raw

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the City of Minneapolis investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of homemade unpasteurized cheese also known as queso fresco in May 2013. MDH co…Read More »

March 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

In April 2013 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella linked to contact with chicks, ducklings, and other live poultry occuring in patients residing in multiple states. Case-patients reported in interviews with public health investigators that th…Read More »

February 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Krinos brand tahini

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Montevideo, Salmonella Mbandaka
  • Vehicle:
  • Seeds, sesame, tahini

On May 22, 2013 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of Krinos brand tahini sauce. On June 21, 2013 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 16 ill persons infected with two outbreak strains - Salmonell…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 »

October 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow at On the Border Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Clark County Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Virchow among patrons of a Vancouver restaurant, On the Border. On October 18, 2012 public health officials reported at least 38 confirmed cases of Salmonella and 75 probable…Read More »

October 12 Students at Johns Hopkins Ill with Salmonella, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Baltimore City Health Department and Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene investigators worked with Johns Hopkins Student Health in an investigation of salmonellosis reported in 6 undergraduates at Johns Hopkins University. As of October…Read More »

October 12 Outbreak of Salmonella at Fayetteville (Alabama) High School

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In October 2012 the Alabama Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of Salmonella involving Fayetteville High School staff and students. Thirty five people were reported ill and six people were hospitalized. One person was laboratory co…Read More »

September 12 Salmonella at Aliano's Ristorante, Batavia, Illinois - 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In September 2012 the Kane County Health Department announced an outbreak of Salmonella among customers of Aliano's Ristorante located at 90 N. Island Avenue in Batavia, Illinois. As of September 18, 2012 there had been six cases of salmonellosis wit…Read More »

September 12 Salmonella in Auburn, Alabama Daycare, 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Health officials in Lee County, Alabama investigated an outbreak of salmonellosis in children who attended Milestones Learning Center in Auburn. At least 4 children who attended the daycare between September 24 and October 13 were ill. The infectio…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Associated with Sushi, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • sushi, tuna

In September 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly associated with eating sushi at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Eating a Dynamite roll was statistically associated with illness. The contaminated food i…Read More »

August 12 Salmonella Outbreak at Blue Hill Care Center, Nebraska 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

South Heartland District Health Department and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services reported in outbreak of Salmonella associated with the Blue Hill Care Center located in Blue Hill, Nebraska. As of August 14, 2012 there were 17 conf…Read More »

August 12 2012 Salmonella 9,12:-: 1,5 Infections Linked to Consumption of Turkey Jerky, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • jerky, turkey

On August 23, 2012 the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and Hoffman Town and Country Meat Market of Detroit Lakes announced a consumer advisory for whole-muscle turkey jerky after state investigators linked the product to 4 patients ill with Salmo…Read More »

August 12 2012 Multiple-serotype Salmonella Outbreaks in Two State Prisons - Arkansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry based salad, chicken salad, Eggs

More than 528 inmates and staff at two Arkansas state prisons in August 2012. One of the prisons was identified as the Arkansas Department of Correction's Tucker Unit. Approximately 351 inmates and staff were ill at the Tucker Unit. Results from an…Read More »

August 12 Salmonella Outbreak at Abilene (Texas) Country Club, August 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

The Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District reported an outbreak of Salmonella Group D at the Abilene Country Club in August 2012. As many as 35 persons were ill with salmonellosis. The club scored a 63 out of 100 on their July health inspecti…Read More »

August 12 2012 Salmonella at Bexar County Jail

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of salmonella occurred at the Bexar County downtown jail facility in August 2012. Between 70 and 100 inmates were ill. Four men were sent to a local hospital for treatment.…Read More »

August 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Raw Meat Consumption, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • beef, raw

In August 2012 public health and agriculture officials in Minnesota investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to consumption of raw meat among persons who attended a gathering on August 19. Individuals were of Laotian descent and cons…Read More »

July 12 St. Patrick's Irish Picnic Salmonella Outbreak, Tennesee 2012

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

At least 50 people fell ill after a Salmonella outbreak occurred among attendees at annual St. Patrick's Irish Picnic held July 27-28, 2012. The annual event usually brings up to 20,000 pepole and it is a 158 year tradition in McEwen, Tennessee.…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • cantaloupe

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana. By September 13, 2012 state and federal investigators had i…Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella brand mangoes, US and Canada

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

On August 24, 2012 public health investigators in Canada announced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Braenderup associated with consumption of Daniella brand mangoes. Canadian investigators reported 17 case patients in British Columbia and 5 cases …Read More »

July 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Worthington Linked to Mangoes

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

In August 2012 the CDC began collaborating with public health officials in several states and the FDA to investigate a multistate outbreak of 16 Salmonella serotype Worthington infections reported by three states: California (12 patients), New Mexic…Read More »

June 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Linked to Sunland, Inc. Nut Butters

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Peanut Butter

On September 22, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Samonella serotype Bredeney (Cluster Code 1208MLJBX-1) linked to Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter. Collaborative efforts by local, state and federal public health and …Read More »

June 12 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Consumption of Chicken, 2012-2013

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, chicken

A total of 134 persons infected with Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 13 states. Illness onset dates ranged from June 4, 2012 and May 6, 2013. Thirty one percent were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Local, state, and federal public healt…Read More »

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

  • 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 »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport At a Wedding Reception, Corcoran, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2012 Minnesota Department of Health staff investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport among attendees at a wedding reception held at a private home on June 23. The investigation was triggered by routine surveillance of three individuals di…Read More »

March 12 2012 Human Salmonella Infections Linked to Live Poultry

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • live poultry

As of June 7, 2012 a total of 123 persons residing in 25 states are reported to be infected with outbreak strains of Salmonella Infantis, Salmonella Newport and Salmonella Lille. Among the persons who reported the date they became ill, illnesses bega…Read More »

February 12 2012 Samonella Montevideo Outbreak Linked to Live Poultry Sold by Estes Hatchery

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Salmonellosis, Montevideo
  • Vehicle:
  • Live poultry, chicks, ducklings, duckling, chick, chickens, backyard poultry, Estes Hatchery,

On June 21, 2012 the CDC reported a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo linked to contact with live chicks and ducklings sold by Estes Hatchery in Springfield Missouri. By July 31, 2012 the CDC reported that a total of 76 persons living in …Read More »

February 12 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Contact with Pet Bearded Dragons

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • reptile, bearded dragon

In April 2014 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Cotham and Salmonella Kisarawe linked to contact with bearded dragons, a popular pet lizard. On August 20, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. In total there were 160 persons with the ou…Read More »

January 12 2012 Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Associated with a Restaurant in St. Paul, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

In January 2012 staff at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDA), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the City of St. Paul investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis that occurred among persons who attended a private event held…Read More »

October 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis at Taco Bell Restaurant Chain

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was reported by the Centers for Disease Control on January 19, 2012. The outbreak was associated with eating at an unnamed Mexican style fast food chain beginning in October, 2011. No specific food wa…Read More »

September 11 Florida Restaurant Unknown 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Oranienburg
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred at a restaurant in Lee County, Florida. No vehicle was determined, but the source of the outbreak was most likely an infected employee.…Read More »

September 11 Salmonella Heidelberg Outbreak Among Film Festival Event, Los Angeles, 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Heidelberg
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich, turkey

In September 2011 Department of Public Health Los Angeles County investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg among attendees at a film festival event held at a media center in Beverly Hills. Tres LA, a Los Angeles catering company, served a cat…Read More »

September 11 2011 Salmonella Outbreak Linked to BBQ Fundraising Event, York, South Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

On September 16 and September 17, 2011 a fundraising event was held at the Grace Covenant Church in York, South Carolina. Boxed meals of BBQ pork, sauce, bun, coleslaw, baked beans and pound cake were sold. Food was prepared at the church for distrib…Read More »

August 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Consumption of Larry Schultz Organic Farms Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating organic eggs produced by Larry Schultz Organic Farms, Owatonna, Minnesota. At least six illnesses were attributed to this outbreak. The illnesses occurred in adults and children in a …Read More »

August 11 Salmonella Bovismorbificans linked to contaminated tahini paste, 2011

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Bovismorbificans
  • Vehicle:
  • Hummus

Twenty three people in 7 states and the District of Columbia were diagnosed with Salmonella Bovismorbificans between August 19 and November 21, 2011. Median age was 27 (age range 20-87). Among the 22 patients with exposure information, 20 (91%) repor…Read More »

April 11 2011 Salmonella Enteritidis Among Guests at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs, scrambled

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with a destination wedding held at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. Wedding participants were from Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas, South Dakota, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and Germany.…Read More »

November 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella, Tiny Greens Organic Farm, Jimmy John's Restaurants Alfalfa Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts, JPXX01.0621, JPXA26.0057

On December 17, the Illinois Department of Health announced that an investigation was underway into an outbreak of Salmonella, serotype I4,[5],12:i:-. Many of the Illinois cases had eaten alfalfa sprouts at various Jimmy John’s restaurants in the …Read More »

August 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella at Don Perico's Restaurant , Bakersfield, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Kern County, California, Public Health Services Department closed the Don Perico's Restaurant in Bakersfield after detecting an outbreak of salmonella. The restaurant would remain closed until the investigation was complete. The outbreak was not…Read More »

August 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Deputy Sheriff's Association Fundraiser

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

An outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred among people who had eaten undercooked or mishandled pork at a luau fundraiser on August 21, 2010. The fundraiser event was held in Yuba County, California and was for the Deputy Sheriff's Association. Garner R…Read More »

July 10 2010 L & K Tricoli, LLC, DBA Baker Street Restaurant & Pub/ Wright County Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

The Kenosha County Health Department closed the Baker Street Restaurant & Pub, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after a Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak occurred. At the time that this outbreak was first detected, the health department could not pinpoint a cau…Read More »

May 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs from Hillandale Farms and Wright County Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs

Beginning in May, the Centers for Disease Control noted a four-fold, nationwide, increase in the number of laboratory isolations of the same strain of Salmonella Enteritidis. Independent, epidemiologic investigations conducted by public health perso…Read More »

December 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Human contact with Guinea Pigs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Guinea Pigs

In 2010 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to human contact with pet guinea pigs. Traceback and environmental investigations were conducted at homes, stores, and breeder or broke…Read More »

August 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Restaurant in King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating eggs at a restaurant in King County, Washington.…Read More »

July 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Camp in Oregon Linked to Consumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • eggs, scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating scrambled eggs while at a camp in Oregon.…Read More »

April 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Salads Made with Eggs, New Hampshire

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salads, Eggs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating salads made with eggs in New Hampshire. The exposure location was described only as other.…Read More »

February 09 2009 Salmonella Enteritidis at a prison in Jackson County, Mississippi Prison

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating at a prison in Jackson County, Mississippi.…Read More »

September 08 IHOP Restaurant Syrup 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker, Syrup

In September, an Amarillo, Texas, IHOP Restaurant was shut down for a third time in three months due to repeated outbreaks of Salmonella, involving at least 90 restaurant patrons. In the June outbreak eleven workers were found to be infected with Sa…Read More »

June 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis linked to Consumption of pick de gallo or guacamole, Newton, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pico de gallo, guacamole

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with the Acapulco Restaurant in Newton, Kansas. The epidemiologic and clinical data suggested a continual source outbreak. Statistical analysis revealed that eating pico de gallo, or guacamole, wa…Read More »

December 08 2008 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs Imported Into British Columbia From the United States

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis began in 2008 and was linked to the consumption of eggs. At least 500 cases were confirmed. It was estimated that for every confirmed case there were between 13 and 37 other cases in the population. The eggs w…Read More »

December 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs and Dessert at a Pennsylvania Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Desserts

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was linked to eating eggs, or desserts, at a restaurant in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Scrambled Eggs at an Indiana Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Scrambled

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among diners at an Indiana restaurant. Scrambled eggs were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

January 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis and Consumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in the United States in 2007. The states of residence were not described. The exposure location was described as private homes.…Read More »

October 06 2006 Salmonella Thompson at a Pumpkin Festival

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Peanuts

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred among persons who ate boiled peanuts while attending the Pumpkin Festival, in Pumpkintown, South Carolina. The Salmonella Thompson isolates from case-patients were identical with the Salmonella Thompson is…Read More »

September 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis at a California Restaurant and School

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Mexican Food, Mexican-Style Foods

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating Mexican-style foods at a restaurant and at a school in California.…Read More »

February 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs Benedict, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Eggs Benedict

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people who had eaten eggs benedict while at a restaurant in North Carolina.…Read More »

November 04 2004 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Alessi Bakery Meat Stuffed Potatoes, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Potato, Meat Stuffed, Baked

Just hours after the Alessi Bakery, in Hillsborough County, Florida, was nominated for ABC Action News' "Dirty Dining List," the bakery catered at least three parties that led to an outbreak of Salmonella. The state and local health departments inve…Read More »

May 04 2004 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs, Mora, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell and Pooled Cross-contamination Food Worker

A state epidemiologist performing a review of the Salmonella Enteritidis cases from the past months noted that three of the cases had reported eating at the same restaurant in Mora, Minnesota. Further investigation showed that all three cases were t…Read More »

April 04 2004 Outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbifans Linked to Sprouters Northwest, Inc. and Sunshine Sprouts Alfalfa Sprouts

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

Alfalfa sprouts that were sold to various institutional settings in Washington and Oregon were linked to an outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans. Twelve cases were linked to alfalfa sprouts sold by Sprouters Northwest, Inc., and one case was link…Read More »

October 03 2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to French Toast, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, French Toast, Food Worker

In 2003, an outbreak of salmonellosis occurred among patrons of a Minnesota restaurant. Illness was associated with consumption of French toast that had been made with eggs produced from hens in a flock contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. Foo…Read More »

October 03 2003 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, French Toast

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. French toast or eggs were the vehicles of infection. Upon investigation, seven food workers were found to be infected with the same strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

December 01 2001 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Nursing Home Linked to Cantaloupe, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonellosis occurred in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was cantaloupe. The exposure locations were "nursing home, assisted living, home care" or restaurant.…Read More »

June 01 2001 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs. North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Shell Eggs

An increase in Salmonella Enteritidis cases was detected. Cases occurred throughout the state and were associated with eating eggs. One of the strains of Salmonella Enteritidis was the same strain of Salmonella that had been implicated in an outbr…Read More »

June 01 2001 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota Restaurant Linked to Conumption of Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Eggs were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota restaurant. The investigation revealed that two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

September 00 2000 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Eggs were suspected in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis at a restaurant in Minnesota. The investigation revealed that two food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteritidis.…Read More »

April 00 2000 Salmonella Heidelberg at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meatloaf, Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred at a Minnesota restaurant. Meatloaf or eggs were the suspected vehicles of infection. The investigation revealed that three food workers were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella.…Read More »

August 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Locally-Produced Eggs, Hawaii

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 4 occurred in Hawaii. Eating eggs was associated with illness. The eggs had come from a local farm and had not been properly refrigerated or handled. Cultures of chicken in this farm flock …Read More »

August 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Homemade Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Ice Cream

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis resulted when homemade ice cream, made with raw eggs, was served. The unused eggs, and egg shells from the eggs that were used, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The isolates from the case-patients an…Read More »

August 98 1998 Salmonella Bredeney Outbreak, Shelby County, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, unspecified

On August 2, 1998 the Shelby County (Alabama) Health Department was alerted by area physicians and hospitals that an unusual number of people were complaining of gastroenteritis following a meal at a local barbeque restaurant. Approximately 170 perso…Read More »

November 97 1997 Salmonella Outbreak at a Catered Thanksgiving Dinner, Indiana

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

A suspected Salmonella outbreak occurred in Boone County, Indiana, following a catered Thanksgiving dinner. Three of the 39 people who were ill submitted stool cultures which were positive for Salmonella Group B. A case-control study identified turke…Read More »

June 95 1995 Salmonella Enteritidis at a Nursing Home

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Baked Eggs

Baked eggs that were served on June 7 were implicated in an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis, phage type 13A, at a nursing home. One hundred eighty eggs were cracked and pooled for cooking in a single eight inch deep pan. The eggs were not stirre…Read More »

December 90 1990 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Eggs in Pennsylvania Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred in Pennsylvania. Eggs were the implicated vehicle.…Read More »

August 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs at a Restaurant Chain, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

Three restaurants in a restaurant chain in Maryland were the locations where patrons and employees were exposed to Salmonella Enteritidis. In one restaurant scrambled eggs that were served in the breakfast bar were associated with illness. Eggs wer…Read More »

August 85 1985 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Eggs Consumed at a Chain Restaurant, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among patrons and employees of three restaurants in a restaurant chain in Maryland. The outbreak in one restaurant resulted in at least 71 illnesses, with 17 persons known to have been hospitalized. Scra…Read More »

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