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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March 15 2015 Outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi and Salmonella Weltevreden Infections Linked to Frozen Raw Tuna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, fin fish, tuna

In the spring of 2015 health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi B variant L(+) tartrate (+) and Salmonella Weltevreden suspected of being linked to consumption of tuna used in spicy tuna rolls and other sushi. A total of 65 pe…Read More »

May 07 Turtles 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact, Turtles

Since 1975 there has been a ban on the sale of turtles with a carapace of less than four inches. Turtle-associated outbreaks of Salmonella were common in the 1960's and 1970's until the ban went into effect. Apparently small turtles were again avail…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of Salmonella Associated Alfalfa Sprouts, Canada

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

Alfalfa sprouts were identified as the cause of an outbreak of Salmonella Paratyphi. A total of 51 cases were reported with 43 in Alberta, six in British Columbia, and two in Saskatchewan. Six opened packages of alfalfa sprouts were taken from case…Read More »

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