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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July 17 2017 Outbreak of Gastroenteritis, Thornton, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • salsa

Colorado reported an outbreak of unknown etiology that occurred among patrons of a restaurant located in Thornton, Colorado. The implicated meal date was Jul 6. There were 5 probable cases. The median incubation period was 7.5 hours. No one was hospi…Read More »

November 15 2015 Outbreak of Shigella at Cafe Coyote, San Diego, California

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Salsa

County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency and County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health investigated an outbreak of Shigella sonnei among customers who ate at CafĂ© Coyote on November 24, 2015 or November 25, 2015. In total 19…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo Linked to Consumption of Pork, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Pig Head Salsa, Red, Green

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Montevideo was linked to a grocery store in Illinois. The named vehicles of infection were pig head, red salsa, and green salsa. The details on how these items became contaminated with Salmonella were not availabl…Read More »

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