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 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg at a Restaurant, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In August 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg among patrons of a restaurant located in Clinton, Oklahoma. Dates of exposure occurred on August 4 or August 5. Thirteen people reported symptoms. Six were labo…Read More »

July 10 Canada Green Onions 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Green Onion

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienberg was linked to the consumption of green onions in Ontario, Canada. The green onions were sold through various outlets of the Highland Farms Supermarkets. They were sold unwrapped and held together with a rubber …Read More »

June 09 New Orleans Jazz Festival Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred among people who attended a jazz festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. The vehicle of infection was not known. Outbreak cases resided in 19 states.…Read More »

May 09 Missouri Private Home Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

April 09 Tennessee Fair or Festival, Temporary Mobile Service Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was associated with eating at a fair or festival, temporary mobile service in Tennessee. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 09 Louisiana Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

April 09 Georgia Fair, Festival, or Temporary Mobile Service Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was associated with eating at a fair, festival, or temporary mobile service in Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

February 09 Caribbean Cruise Ship Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred among passengers of a cruise ship that disembarked from Florida on February 15 to travel the Caribbean Sea. The outbreak resulted in 16 cases in eleven states. The vehicle of infection was no…Read More »

February 09 Minnesota Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

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

February 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts

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

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was associated with eating alfalfa sprouts in multiple states in the United States. The specific states were not described.…Read More »

September 06 The Palms Dining and Banquet Facility Tea 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beverage, Restaurant Prepared, Hard Iced Tea

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg was first noted in September 2006. The initial outbreak lasted from September 1 through October 15. This was followed by an outbreak from November 2 to December 22, 2006, and one from January 22 through March 8…Read More »

June 06 2006 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Infections Linked to Fruit Salad

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Fruit, Honeydew Melon, Cantaloupe, Fruit Salad

Public health officials in New Hampshire identified a cluster of three Salmonella Oranienburg cases that matched by pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique. Two of the persons were co-workers at a long term care f…Read More »

June 01 International Outbreak Involving German Chocolate 2001

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chocolate

In mid-October, the German health authorities noted an unusual increase of Salmonella Oranienburg reports. In November, a reference laboratory notified the German health officials about a chocolate sample that had been tested in September and that w…Read More »

December 98 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg Linked to Cantaloupe, Ontario

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Cantaloupe

An outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg occurred in Ontario, Canada. Cantaloupe consumption was a risk factor for illness.…Read More »

June 94 Michigan Nursing Home 1994

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross Contamination

A prolonged outbreak of Salmonella Oranienberg occurred at a Michigan nursing home. Staff and residents were infected. Cases begain in June, 1994, and continued sporadically through October, 1995. Residents who had dementia were at higher risk of i…Read More »

December 89 Commercially Produced Mozzarella Cheese and Shredded Cheeses 1989

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese

A multistate outbreak involving two strains of Salmonella was linked to the consumption of mozzarella cheese produced by a single, commercial, cheese maker; the reason for this contamination was not known. The contaminated cheese had been distribute…Read More »

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