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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May 09 2009 Sweden Sugar Snap Peas and Shigella

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sugar Snap Peas

An outbreak of Shigella dysenteriae, type 2, was identified in Sweden. Shigella outbreaks were rare in Sweden. Sugar snap peas originating from Kenya were implicated as the source of illness. Although microbiologic analysis of the sugar snap peas …Read More »

July 92 Restaurant Tossed Salad 1992

  • Organism:
  • Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Tossed Salad, Iceberg Lettuce, Romaine Lettuce, Cabbage, Carrots

Investigation into a cluster of Shigella flexneri cases in Michigan and Ohio suggested that consumption of tossed salad at one of several outlets of a restaurant chain was a risk factor for illness. The tossed salad had been prepared at a central co…Read More »

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