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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November 13 2013 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Tyson Brand Chicken, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • poultry, chicken

Tennessee health officials worked with their federal partners at the CDC and the USDA-FSIS to investigate and outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg at a Tennessee correctional facility. Results from Tennessee's investigation indicated that mechanically s…Read More »

July 13 Salmonella Heidelberg Following a Funeral, Alabama - July 2013

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg that affected at least 80 of 100 or more people who ate a meal on July 6, 2013 after a funeral at Eastern Star Baptist Church in York, Alabama. Ill persons were re…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 »

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 »

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 »

July 09 A & R Barbeque Restaurant Pulled Pork 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pulled pork

A dual outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg and Salmonella Infantis occurred among patrons of the A & R Barbeque (also known as, A & R Bar-B-Q) in Memphis, Tennessee, on Hickory Hill Road. The restaurant was one of four locations; the other locations w…Read More »

July 07 Taste of Chicago Pars Cove Booth Hummus Shrazi 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Bean, Hummus Vegetables, Tomato Vegetables, Cucumber

There was an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg among persons who ate at the Pars Cove booth at the Taste of Chicago event. No food handlers were implicated in the outbreak. The hummus shrazi, a fresh herb, tomato, and cucumber salad over a bed of h…Read More »

June 07 Arizona Fast Food Chain 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

Health officials observed an increased incidence of gastroenteritis in Yuma, Arizona, June, 2007. Laboratory tests showed Salmonella Heidelberg in stool samples of case-patients. These isolates were compared using pulse-field gel electrophoresis an…Read More »

March 06 Grocery Store Deli Macaroni and Cheese 2006

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

A southwest Mississippi grocery store was implicated in an outbreak of salmonellosis in March of 2006. Laboratory studies of stool samples provided by case-patients showed that the case-patients were infected with the same strain of Salmonella Heide…Read More »

March 06 2006 Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Burritos, California

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwich, Burrito

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg occurred among people who had eaten burritos at a restaurant in California. The burrito filling was not described.…Read More »

January 05 Cub Brand Stuffed Chicken 2005

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

Minnesota health workers noticed a cluster of Salmonella Heidelberg isolates that matched each other genetically. This cluster initiated an investigation which began with analysis of the food histories of the case-patients. Recent consumption of fr…Read More »

August 04 Family Gathering Egg Casserole 2004

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

A culture-positive case of Salmonella Heidelberg was reported on September 15. The case had eaten at a family gathering in Edgerton, Minnesota, between August 27 and 29. Soon after other family members reported illness. A total of five cases were …Read More »

May 03 Sunset House Restaurant 2003

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Mushrooms Cross contamination

Patrons of the Sunset House restaurant, Wyoming, developed Salmonella Heidelberg. The cases resided in six states. Epidemiological and laboratory analysis showed that canned mushrooms were the likely vehicle for transmission, although other food it…Read More »

April 02 Western Sizzlin' Restaurant 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger with gravy Poultry, Chicken, Fried Pork, Ham Food Handler

A large Salmonella outbreak was associated with eating at the Western Sizzlin' Restaurant in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Hamburger steak with gravy, fried chicken, and ham all tested positive for the presence of Salmonella Heidelberg. Two employee…Read More »

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