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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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 »

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 »

April 09 2009 Wisconsin Other Location Deviled Eggs

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis was associated with eating deviled eggs. The exposure location was described only as other.…Read More »

December 08 Pennsylvania Private Home Other Food 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Food

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a private home in Pennsylvania. The implicated vehicle was described only as "other food."…Read More »

December 08 Massachusetts Private Home Egg Nog 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Nog, Dairy, eggnog

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who drank homemade egg nog at a private home in Massachusetts.…Read More »

November 08 New York Church Specialty/Ethnic Dishes 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Specialty dish, Ethnic Dish

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten specialty/ethnic dishes while at a church in New York. The dishes were not described further.…Read More »

November 08 Pennsylvania Private Home Egg-Containing Food 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg-Containing Food, Unspecified

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten an egg-containing food at a private home in Pennsylvania. The food was not further described.…Read More »

November 08 Ohio Restaurant 6 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Ohio. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 08 Utah Unknown Location 3 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

October 08 Virginia Other Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in Virginia. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

October 08 Illinois Restaurant 2 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 08 New York Restaurant or Banquet Facility Prime Rib 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten prime rib beef in a restaurant, or in a banquet facility, in New York state.…Read More »

September 08 Washington Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people developed Salmonella Enteriditis in Washington state. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

September 08 New York Restaurant or Workplace Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten in a restaurant or in a workplace in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 Ohio Restaurant 5 Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people became ill due to Salmonella Enteriditis. The exposure location was a restaurant in Ohio. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 Minnesota Restaurant Sliced Turkey and Sliced Ham 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat Poultry, Turkey, Sliced Turkey Deli Meat Pork. Ham, Sliced Ham Deli Meat

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to eating sliced turkey or sliced ham deli meats at a restaurant in Minnesota.…Read More »

June 08 Massachusetts Undescribed Location 2 Unknown Vehicle 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

May 08 Multistate Unknown Location or Private Home Tomato 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomato

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in multiple states. Tomatoes were the implicated vehicle. The exposure locations were described as private homes or unknown; the involved states were not described. The type of tomatoes were …Read More »

April 08 Oregon Private Home Unknown 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a private home in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 08 Milford Valley Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Buffalo Style February, 2008

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

Two persons developed Salmonellosis after eating Milford Valley Farms Chicken Cordon Bleu or Chicken Buffalo Style, produced by Serenade Foods, of Milford, Illinois. The identical strain of Salmonella Enteriditis was found in the food and from the s…Read More »

January 08 South Carolina Private Home Macaroni and Cheese 2008

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Pasta, Macaroni and Cheese Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten macaroni and cheese served at a private home in South Carolinia.…Read More »

December 07 Virginia School Beef Lasagna 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta, Lasagna, Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to eating beef lasagna at a school in Virginia.…Read More »

August 07 Minnesota Restaurant Salsa 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to a restaurant in Minnesota. Salsa was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

August 07 Maryland Restaurant, Private Home, and Wedding Reception Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in the state of Maryland. The exposure locations were a restaurant, wedding reception, and private homes. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 07 Illinois Restaurant 6 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred at a restaurant in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

July 07 West Virginia Private Home Homemade Ice Cream 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Homemade

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who ate homemade ice cream in a private home.…Read More »

July 07 North Carolina Picnic Banana Pudding 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Dairy, Pudding, Banana Pudding

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who ate banana pudding while at a picnic in North Carolina.…Read More »

June 07 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 4 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or location were named.…Read More »

June 07 Ohio Restaurant 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among patrons of an Ohio restaurant. No vehicle of infection was described.…Read More »

June 07 Michigan Other Location Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in Michigan. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were named.…Read More »

May 07 New York Restaurant Chicken Dishes 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to eating at a restaurant in New York state. Chicken dishes were named as the vehicle of infection. The types of chicken dishes involved in the outbreak were not described.…Read More »

April 07 Texas Restaurant Ground Beef 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to a Texas restaurant. Ground beef was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 Virginia Restaurant, Banquet Facility, and Wedding Reception Chicken Wrap, Prime Rib Steak, Chicken Sandwich 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak, Prime Rib Sandwich, Chicken, Chicken Wrap Poultry, Chicken

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to multiple locations in Virginia. A chicken wrap, prime rib steak, and a chicken sandwich were named as vehicles of infection.…Read More »

April 07 Rhode Island Restaurant Blue Cheese Dressing 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Blue Cheese Dressing

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to eating blue cheese dressing served at a restaurant in Rhode Island.…Read More »

April 07 New Jersey Workplace 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred at a New Jersey workplace. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

March 07 Illinois Restaurant 3 Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred at an Illinois restaurant. No vehicle of infection was given.…Read More »

March 07 North Carolina Restaurant Banana Pudding 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Dairy, Pudding, Banana Pudding

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among patrons of a restaurant in North Carolina. Banana pudding was named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

February 07 Vanzo's Taproom Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among patrons and workers of Vanzo's Taproom, in Edwardsville, Illinois. The vehicle of infection was unknown.…Read More »

February 07 Ohio Restaurant Unknown 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people eating at a restaurant in Ohio. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

December 06 New York Private Home 2 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten in a private home in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

December 06 Pennsylvania Private Home Baked Egg Casserole 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Dishes, Baked Egg Casserole

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was associated with eating a baked egg casserole at a private home in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

December 06 Virginia Restaurant 2 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was associated with eating at a restaurant in Virginia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 06 Wisconsin Private Home Baked Turkey 2006

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

Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella Enteriditis were to confirmed to have made two people ill after eating baked turkey in a private home in Wisconsin.…Read More »

November 06 Maine Unknown Location 2 Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in Maine. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

November 06 2006 Arizona Restaurant or Private Home Over-Easy Eggs

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Over-Easy

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten over-easy style eggs at a restaurant or in a private home in Arizona.…Read More »

October 06 Minnesota Restaurant 14 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was associated with eating at a restaurant in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

October 06 North Carolina Banquet Facility Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a banquet facility in North Carolina. The vehicle of transmission was not described.…Read More »

October 06 Nevada Restaurant Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was associated with eating at a restaurant in Nevada. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 06 Vermont Private Home Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten in a private home in Vermont. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 06 Maryland Restaurant 2 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteridits was associated with eating at a restaurant in Maryland. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 Oregon Restaurant or Private Home Carne Asada 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten carne asada at a restaurant or in a private home in Oregon.…Read More »

May 06 New York Restaurant Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in New York state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 Illinois Restaurant 4 Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 06 Maryland Other Location Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in Maryland. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

April 06 Pennsylvania Banquet Facility Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Two people became ill with Salmonella Enteriditis after eating at a banquet facility in Pennsylvania. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

March 06 New Jersey Restaurant Caesar Dressing 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Caesar Dressing

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was linked to eating Caesar dressing while at a restaurant in New Jersey.…Read More »

February 06 Pennsylvania Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

January 06 Pennsylvania Restaurant Unknown 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Pennsylvania. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

January 06 2006 Salmonella Enteritidis at a South Carolina Prison, Unknown vehicle

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis occurred among people at a prison in South Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

January 06 North Carolina Workplace Ground Beef 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred among people in a workplace setting who had eaten ground beef.…Read More »

October 05 Rocky Mountain Grill 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Rocky Mountain Grill in Missoula, Montana, was the source of a Salmonellosis Enteriditis outbreak in October. The health department investigated the cases and identified the grill as the common exposure location. In addition, an inspection of the r…Read More »

September 05 Kasson Restaurant Unknown 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross Contamination

Case-patients who shared a common strain of Salmonella Enteriditis were discovered to have eaten at the same restaurant. Cases had eaten a variety of foods that had been served at the restaurant. The restaurant inspection found multiple violations …Read More »

August 05 2005 Aspen Foods and Serenade Foods Division Stuffed Chicken

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

A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis was due to the consumption of undercooked, frozen, stuffed chicken entrees. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Enteriditis was isolated from samples of the products. The chicken was distributed nationw…Read More »

July 05 Lapeer County Michigan 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

Lapeer County, Michigan, saw in increase in Salmonella Enteritidis cases in July. Twenty people became infected with the bacteria, and five were hospitalized due to the disease. An investigation by the health department found no common exposures to…Read More »

April 05 R BBQ Restaurant Barbeque Ribs, Fried Chicken, Macaroni and Cheese 2005

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Barbeque Ribs Poultry, Chicken, Fried Chicken Grains, Dairy, Eggs, Macaroni and Cheese

Reports of illness caused by Salmonella Enteriditis were received by the Department of Health and Environmental Control, in South Carolina. The initial investigation suggested that the illnesses were linked to meals eaten at the R BBQ Restaurant, on…Read More »

April 02 Minnesota Restaurant Chicken 2002

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

Two restaurant patrons developed Salmonella Enteriditis. Chicken was the suspected vehicle of infection.…Read More »

March 02 Wyndham Anatole Hotel Restaurant Salsa 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa Food Handler

Over a six week time period, beginning in mid-March, 700 people became ill with Salmonella Enteriditis after attending conferences and conventions held at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Eleven food workers, including one who prepared sa…Read More »

January 02 Paramount Farms Almonds 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Almonds

Illnesses caused by an usual strain of Salmonella Enteriditis, phage type 9c, were linked to eating almonds purchased at Costco warehouses in the northwestern United States, in early 2004. Ultimately illnesses would be found throughout the USA and …Read More »

October 00 International Outbreak Involving Whole, Raw, Almonds 2000

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Almonds, Whole, Raw

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis, phage type 30, a rare strain, was identified in Canada(157 cases) and the United States(11 cases). The Canadian cases resided in the provinces of British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Quebe…Read More »

May 96 Restaurant Chle Relleno 1996

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs Dishes, Chile Relleno

In May, 1996, a dramatic increase in isolations of multiple strains of Salmonella Enteriditis was observed in Waycross, Ware County, Georgia. A case-control study found a statistically significant association between Salmonella Enteriditis infection…Read More »

April 93 1993 Fast-Food Chinese Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Egg Rolls

Two outbreaks, in April and September, of Salmonella Enteriditis, phage type 4, were associated with eating at a single, fast-food, Chinese-style restaurant in El Paso, Texas. The restaurant was one of a chain of three in El Paso, Texas. Egg rolls …Read More »

December 92 Mayonnaise 1992

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Mayonnaise

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis occurred in New York state. The eggs that were used to prepare mayonnaise were named as the implicated vehicle of infection.…Read More »

December 91 Tennessee Restaurant Egg Sauces 1991

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise, Bearnaise

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteriditis resulted from eating egg-based sauces at a Tennessee restaurant. The eggs originated from a farm in Indiana.…Read More »

August 90 Wedding Party Brunch 1990

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce, Eggs Benedict

Food served at wedding party brunch held at a restaurant in Kentucky led to an outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis phage type 8. Eating eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce was the only food exposure statistically associated with illness. The eggs w…Read More »

June 86 Rotanelli Foods, Inc. Lasagna and Stuffed-Shells (Pasta) 1986

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Pasta Dishes, Lasagna, Stuffed Pasta Shells, eggs in frozen pasta

Rotanelli, a frozen-food manufacturer recalled its lasagna and stuffed-shell products after outbreaks of food poisoning occurred in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts. The products were distributed to restaurants, caterers, institutions, and re…Read More »

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