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 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson at a Seattle Restaurant, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In June 2016 investigators at Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) learned of an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson infections associated with eating at Fado, a restaurant located in Seattle. The implicated meal date was June 29, 2016. Both ill pat…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson At a High School Banquet, Fulton County, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken

In December 2014 Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson that occurred among students, parents, staff and other guests who attended an end-of-the-year high school sports team banquet. Consumptio…Read More »

August 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson Associated with a Church Event, Crawford County, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In August 2014 officials at the Crawford County Health Department and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson among attendees of a meal served at a local church event on August 16. Thirty indivi…Read More »

December 12 2012 Multistate Outbrea of Salmonella Thompson Associated with Dutch Smoked Salmon

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Salmon

An outbreak investigation of Salmonella Thompson possibly linked to smoked salmon manufactured by Dutch company, Foppen, was initiated in September 2012. At least 85 patients with a genetically indistinguishable strain of Salmonella serotype Thompson…Read More »

August 10 Alaska Restaurant Hollandaise Sauce 2010

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson was associated with eating hollandaise sauce in an Alaska restaurant. Several food safety hazards were identified at the restaurant including storage of unpasteurized eggs at incorrect temperatures. Hollandaise sa…Read More »

December 09 Minnesota Private Home Unknown 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Thompson was associated with eating in a private home in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of Salmonella at a Wedding Reception , Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass

A multi-serotype outbreak of Salmonella was attributed to eating hybrid striped bass while at a wedding reception in Virginia.…Read More »

October 06 2006 Salmonella Thompson at a Pumpkin Festival

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Peanuts

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred among persons who ate boiled peanuts while attending the Pumpkin Festival, in Pumpkintown, South Carolina. The Salmonella Thompson isolates from case-patients were identical with the Salmonella Thompson is…Read More »

August 06 Ohio Picnic or Private Home Rice, Broccoli and Cheese 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Rice Vegetable, Broccoli Dairy, Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Thompson occurred in Ohio. The exposure locations were picnic and private home. The vehicles of infection were rice and broccoli and cheese.…Read More »

July 04 Sheetz Convenience Store Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes Sandwiches, Other, with tomatoes Produce-based Salads, with tomatoes

Patrons of Sheetz convenience stores developed illness in early July due to Salmonella. Sheetz is a mid-Atlantic chain of gas stations with deli take-out sections. Sheetz stores are located in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and east…Read More »

July 04 Delicatessen Chain Roma Tomatoes 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Tomatoes, Roma

A multiserotype, Salmonella outbreak occurred among people who ate at outlets of a delicatessen chain. Laboratory studies of stool samples from case-patients yielded Salmonella serotypes Javiana (383), Typhimurium (27), Anatum (five), Thompson (four…Read More »

December 04 Animal-Derived Pet Treats 2004

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pet food

In 2004 and early 2005, nine people, in the US and Canada, contracted Salmonella Thompson after handling pet food. All the case isolates were analyzed using pulse-field gel electrophoresis; all isolates were genetic matches to one another. The pet …Read More »

July 00 2000Outbreak of Salmonella Thompson Orange County Bakery Burger Bun Packer, California and Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Food Worker

A bakery worker who worked while infectious and whose job was to pack finished, burger buns into packages was likely the source of an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson. Outbreaks of Salmonella Thompson were first observed in California in mid-July ass…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 »

March 99 Fresh Cilantro 1999

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Herbs and Spices, Fresh Cilantro Salsa

Laboratory-based surveillance detected an outbreak of Salmonella Thompson in southern California. There were 41 cases associated with eating at a single restaurant in Los Angeles County: eating dishes that included fresh cilantro increased the risk …Read More »

September 96 South Dakoka Restaurant Roast Beef 1996

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

An outbreak of Salmonella Thompsen occurred among persons who ate food prepared by a restaurant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The epidemiologic investigation implicated the roast beef, and Salmonella Thompson was isolated from leftover roast beef an…Read More »

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