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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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 »

April 10 Wedding Reception Chicken and Pork 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Pork, Baked Beans

An outbreak of Salmonella Anatum occurred among persons who attended a wedding reception in Sumter County, Florida. The same strain of Salmonella Anatum was isolated from samples of chicken and pork that were served at the event. The chicken and po…Read More »

October 08 Tennessee Picnic or Private Home Barbequed Meat, Unspecified Type 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Meat, Barbeque, BBQ

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Anatum occurred among people who had eaten barbequed meat in Tennessee. The type of meat(s) was not described. The exposure locations were described as picnic or private home.…Read More »

October 08 Colorado Nursing Home Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Anatum occurred at a nursing home in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 06 Tennessee Workplace or Picnic or Private Home Barbequed Pork 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Anatum occurred in Tennessee. The exposure locations were workplace, picnic, or private home. The vehicle of infection was barbequed pork.…Read More »

September 04 Roast Beef Dinner 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef

In Wayayanda, New York, an outbreak of Salmonella Anatum was associated with eating roast beef at an annual community roast beef dinner held by the Silver Lake Fire Department. The food service volunteers had not been trained in food safety. Temper…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 »

July 04 Delicatessen Chain Roma Tomatoes 2004

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

A multiserotype, Salmonella outbreak occurred among people who ate at outlets of a delicatessen chain. Laboratory studies of stool samples from case-patients yielded Salmonella serotypes Javiana (383), Typhimurium (27), Anatum (five), Thompson (four…Read More »

February 97 1997 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Consumption First Harvest Alfalfa Sprouts

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

An outbreak of Salmonella serotypes Infantis and Anatum, which occurred from February through June, 1997, in Kansas and Missouri, was associated with eating contaminated alfalfa sprouts produced by a local sprouter, First Harvest. On the basis of ep…Read More »

October 90 1990 Outbreak of Salmonella Anatum Linked to Consumption of Alfalfa Sprouts, Washington

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Anatum was linked to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts in multiple locations of Washington state.…Read More »

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