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 Norovirus Associated with a Family Luncheon, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • strawberries, grapes

In August 2016 Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) staff investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who attended a family luncheon held on August 27 in North Central Kansas. Food items were prepared by attendees who resided in …Read More »

July 16 2016 Hepatitis A Linked to Frozen Strawberries, Tropical Smoothie Cafe

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Vehicle:
  • strawberries

Several states, the CDC and the FDA investigated a multistate outbreak of foodborne hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries imported from Egypt. Nearly all ill people interviewed reported drinking smoothies containing strawberries at Tropical Smoot…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Private Party in White Bear Lake, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill food handler

In June 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of norovirus among people who attended a party held on June 16 at a private home located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Foods served at the party included 3 types of sandwiches p…Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Strawberries, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Oregon. The farm sold berries to buyers who in turn distributed them to roadside stands and farmers' markets in Multnomah, Washington, Cla…Read More »

May 07 2007 Outbreak of Norovirus at a Private Home, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred at a private home in Georgia. Strawberries were named as the vehicle of infection.…Read More »

March 07 2007 Outbreak of Hepatitis A at a Restaurant Linked to Acai, Bananas, Strawberries, Sugar Cane Juice, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Acai, Bananas, Strawberries Sugar Cane Juice

A confirmed outbreak of hepatitis A occurred among people who had consumed acai, bananas, strawberries, and sugar cane juice while at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Strawberries or Blueberries, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in Massachusetts. The vehicles were strawberries or blueberries.…Read More »

January 97 1997 Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Linked to A&W Frozen Strawberries

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Frozen

A large outbreak of hepatitis A was associated with the consumption of strawberries served at school. The strawberries had been imported from Mexico and processed/packaged in California by A&W. They were frozen and sold for commercial use in schoo…Read More »

April 90 1990 Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A Linked Frozen Strawberries

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

Frozen strawberries that had been processed at a single plant were linked to outbreaks of hepatitis A. In Geogia, illnesses occurred among students and teachers of an elementary school. Three months, later, in Montana, an outbreak involving the str…Read More »

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