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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September 99 1999 Portland, Oregon, Potluck Luncheon Tamales and Chicken with Mole Sauce

  • Organism:
  • Clostridium perfringens
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Tamales Poultry, Chicken dish, Chicken with mole sauce

An investigation into an outbreak of gastroenteritis among people who attended a potluck lunch in Portland, Oregon, was conducted in September. Risk of illness was associated with eating the tamales or a chicken with mole sauce. Cultures confirmed …Read More »

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