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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January 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to frozen tuna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tuna

In 2019 the CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the FDA investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections linked to consumption of sushi made with frozen raw tuna. As of May 20, 2019, 15 people infected with the…Read More »

June 16 2016 Hepatitis A - Hawaii

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis A
  • Vehicle:
  • scallops

On July 1, 2016 Hawaii Department of Health announced an outbreak of Hepatitis A primarily occurring among residents of Oahu. By August 16 there were 168 outbreak associated cases. Forty six had been hospitalized. Illness onset dates ranged from June…Read More »

December 16 2016 Outbreak of Salmonella, Morimoto Napa

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Sushi

In October 2016 Napa County Public Health Department (NCPHD) and the California Department of Public health (CDPH) investigated an outbreak of Salmonella among patrons of Morimoto Napa located in Napa. Meal dates occurred on October 10, 11, 12. Sixte…Read More »

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 13 2013 Scombroid Fish Poisoning, Mankato, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Scombroid, histamine
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Tuna

In May 2013 a sushi restaurant located in Mankato, Minnesota was implicated in an outbreak of Scombroid Fish Poisoning. A physician at an urgent care facility notified Minnesota public health investigators that a patient with hive-like rash, flushing…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Associated with Sushi, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • sushi, tuna

In September 2012 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly associated with eating sushi at a restaurant in Minneapolis. Eating a Dynamite roll was statistically associated with illness. The contaminated food i…Read More »

June 10 2010 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Sushi, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Sushi

In 2010 public health investigators in Washington investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in two persons whose only common exposure was sushi at Restaurant "A". One person lived in King county and was ill in June 2010. The second person li…Read More »

September 06 2006 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Linked to Hamachi, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Hamachi

Two people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating Hamachi fish in a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

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