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 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Concord Linked to Achdut Ltd. Tahini

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Tahini

In November 2018 public health investigators announced an outbreak of Salmonella Concord linked to consumption of Tahini produced by Achdut Ltd. On February 27, 2019, the CDC declared the outbreak over. Eight people infected with the outbreak strain…Read More »

February 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Illnesses Linked to Krinos Brand Tahini

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Montevideo, Salmonella Mbandaka
  • Vehicle:
  • Seeds, sesame, tahini

On May 22, 2013 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of Krinos brand tahini sauce. On June 21, 2013 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 16 ill persons infected with two outbreak strains - Salmonell…Read More »

August 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bovismorbificans Linked to Contaminated Tahini Paste

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella Bovismorbificans
  • Vehicle:
  • Hummus

Twenty three people in 7 states and the District of Columbia were diagnosed with Salmonella Bovismorbificans between August 19 and November 21, 2011. Median age was 27 (age range 20-87). Among the 22 patients with exposure information, 20 (91%) repor…Read More »

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