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 10 2010 Outbreak of Salmonella Chester Linked to Consumption of Head Cheese, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Head Cheese

An outbreak of Salmonella Chester, an unusual strain of Salmonella, was identified in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario, Canada. The only common food consumed by the case-patients was headcheese, which had been purchased from vari…Read More »

April 10 2010 ConAgra Marie Callender's Cheesy Chicken and Rice Frozen Entrees

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Frozen Dinner, Poultry, Poultry Dishes, Chicken

In June 2010, a multistate outbreak of a matching strain of Salmonella Chester was detected in 44 cases from 18 states. Illness onset date ranged from April 4, 2010 to June 19, 2010. Among 43 patients with available information, 16 were hospitalized.…Read More »

November 03 2003 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Chester Linked to Consumption of Alfalfa Sprouts

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Chester occurred among people who had eaten alfalfa sprouts at restaurants in the United States. The involved states were not described.…Read More »

March 03 2003 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Harmony Farms Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, sprouts, onion, alfalfa, salad

Alfalfa, onion, and salad sprouts were recalled by Harmony Farms, a fresh sprout producer in Washington state. Two outbreaks of Salmonella in March (Salmonella Saintpaul) and November (Salmonella Chester) affected nine and thirteen people, respectiv…Read More »

January 90 1990 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Chester Linked to Cut Up Cantaloupe

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe, Cut, Salad Bar

A multistate (30 states, states not described) outbreak of Salmonella Chester was linked to the consumption of cut cantaloupe that had been served in salad bars.…Read More »

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