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 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella paratyphi Linked to Tuna Loins

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • tuna

In late August 2017 public health officials in Clark County, Washington received five reports of Salmonella infection. All 5 were a genetic match by PFGE. At the same time, the Oregon Health Authority reported an additional 12 cases who were also a g…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 Scombroid Poisoning Associated with a Lakeville, Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Toxin, Scombroid poisoning
  • Vehicle:
  • tuna

In September 2012 Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials investigated an outbreak of illness among a group of diners at a restaurant located in Lakeville, Minnesota. Two members of a group of 6 developed scombroid-like symptoms after consumin…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 »

January 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bareilly Linked to Consumption of Moon Marine USA Corporation Raw Yellowfin Tuna

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Yellowfin Tuna

In April 2012 the CDC and FDA announced a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis linked to consumption of frozen raw yellowfin tuna product known as Nakaochi Scrape distributed by Moon Marine USA Corporation. Scrape is tuna backmeat that is scraped fr…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning at a Restaurant, Washington

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

Two people developed scombroid poisoning after eating tuna at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego Linked to Tuna Salad, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fish-based Salad, Tuna Salad

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Sandiego was linked to eating tuna salad at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

June 06 2006 Outbreak of Scombroid Poisoning Linked to Tuna, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Ahi Tuna

Four people developed Scombroid poisoning after eating ahi tuna at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

December 98 Gulf of Mexico Yellow-Fin Tuna 1998

  • Organism:
  • Toxin
  • Vehicle:
  • Seaafood, Finfish, Tuna

In early December, four people experienced burning sensations in the mouth, metallic tastes, facial flushing, nausea, diarrhea, seating, and headache. They all sought physician care for the symptoms, and were diagnosed with scombroid poisoning. The…Read More »

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