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 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Agona Linked to Agromod Produce Papayas

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

In 2011 local, state and federal public health and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Agona infections linked to whole, fresh papayas imported from Mexico. A total of 106 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmo…Read More »

August 08 Oregon Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Agona occurred in Oregon. The exposure location and the vehicle of infection were not described.…Read More »

January 08 Malt-O-Meal Puffed Cereals 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Ready-to-eat, cereal, puffed rice, puffed wheat

On April 5 the Malt-O-Meal Company had issued a recall of its puffed wheat and rice cereals because routine food testing had detected Salmonella contamination. Two days later, PulseNet, the molecular subtyping network for foodborne disease surveilla…Read More »

May 07 Minnesota Restaurant 4 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Agona was linked to eating at a restaurant in Minnesota. No vehicle of infection was described.…Read More »

March 07 California Unknown Location 2 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Agona occurred in the state of California. The outbreak location and the vehicle of infection were not described.…Read More »

December 07 2007 Anoka County Assisted Living Facility Person-to-Person

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of Salmonella Agona occurred at an assisted living facility in Anoka County, Minnesota. The infection was spread from person-to-person. The initial source of the contamination was not determined.…Read More »

August 06 California Banquet Facility Chicken 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Agona was associated with eating chicken at a banquet facility in California.…Read More »

June 06 New York Restaurant Scallops, Conch, and Sea Cucumber 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Shellfish, Scallops, Conch, Sea Cucumber

A dual outbreak of Salmonella Agona and Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten scallops, conch, or sea cucumber while at a restaurant in New York.…Read More »

May 04 2004 Outbreak of Salmonella Agona at a Minnesota Graduation Party

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

On June 9, a state epidemiologists found, via laboratory surveillance, three cases of Salmonella Agona. The cases had attended a graduation party in Marshall, Minnesota, that had been held at a private home. The hosting family was contacted as part…Read More »

April 98 Malt-O-Meal Millville Toasted Oats Cereal 1998

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Cereal

In April and May of 1998, public health officials in eleven states received an unusually high number of reports of illness attributed to Salmonella Agona. The number of illnesses represented an eightfold increase over the median number of Salmonella…Read More »

October 94 Kosher Peanut Savory Snack Produced In Israel 1994

  • Organism:
  • Salmonellosis
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Peanut, Snack

Increases in Salmonella Agona were noted in in England, Wales, Israel, Canada, and the United States. Various epidemiologic analyses implicated a savory, peanut snack that had been produced in Israel and had an international distribution. One strai…Read More »

December 90 South Carolina Turkey 1990

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Agona occurred in South Carolina. Turkey was the implicated vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 87 Hawaii Chicken 1987

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Agona occurred in Hawaii. Chicken was the implicated vehicle.…Read More »

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