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 11 2011. Multistate Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Improperly Stored, Commercially Produced Potato Soups

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Commercially Processed Food, Soup, Potato

In January and April 2011, two persons developed botulism after eating commercially produced, potato soups. The potato soups had been produced by two companies. One person purchased their potato soup on December 7, 2010, from a refrigerated case i…Read More »

June 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Castleberry's Hot Dog Chili Sauce

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Commercially Prepared Food, Sauce, Hot Dog Chili Sauce, Chili, Beans

In early July, public health officials in Texas and Indiana reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) four persons (2 adults; 2 children who were siblings) who had developed cranial palsies and symmetric, descending, flaccid paralysis. These…Read More »

December 06 2006 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Chicken Broth, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Commercially Prepared Food, Chicken broth

A Nevada couple presented symptoms of botulism poisoning at a Washoe County hospital. This was reported to the county health department for further investigation. A food history was taken and officials took food samples from the couples house. A c…Read More »

November 06 2006 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Homemade Tofu, California

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Grain, Soybean, Tofu

Health officials in Orange County responded to a report of potential botulism poisoning in two adults. The case-patients, who were treated at a local hospital, experienced neurological symptoms for over a week. Physicians treated them for botulism …Read More »

September 06 2006 Multistate Outhreat of Botulism Linked to Bolthouse Farms, Inc. Brand Carrot Juice

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Other Commercially Prepared Beverage, Juice, Carrot

Three patients from Washington County, Georgia, went to a local hospital on September 8 with cranial nerve palsies and progressive, descending, flaccid paralysis resulting in respiratory failure. The patients had shared meals on September 7. When t…Read More »

December 05 California Salmon 2005

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Salmon

Two people were hospitalized with botulism poisoning in Los Angeles, California. The ill, an elderly man and his grandson, lived in the same residence and reported eating the same dishes. Health department investigators tested food items left in th…Read More »

March 00 University Dining Hall Deli 2000

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

Student health services at a Washington, D.C., university reported an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in late March. Telephone calls were used to conduct a case-control study to determine a source of the illnesses. Electronic records of 49 stu…Read More »

December 99 1999 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Home Prepared Garlic in Oil

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauces/Dressings/Oils, Garlic in Oil

A mother and her adult daughter were hospitalized with laboratory confirmed, botulism after eating home bottled, garlic infused, oil. The daughter's husband became ill two days later. A neighbor prepared the garlic in oil for presents without acidif…Read More »

June 94 1994 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Homemade Beef Stew, Oklahoma

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Beef Stew

An Oklahoma resident was hospitalized in Arkansas for progressive dizziness, blurred vision, slurred speech, difficulty swallowing, and nausea. On examination the patient was found to have ptosis, extraoculuar palsies, facial paralysis, palatal weak…Read More »

April 94 1994 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Potato-Based and Eggplant-Based Dips, Texas

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Potato Dip, Eggplant Dip

An outbreak of botulism occurred among restaurant patrons who ate potato or eggplant dip on April 8 or 9. Baked potato was used to make the two dips served at the Greek style restaurant in El Paso, Texas. The potatoes were baked in aluminum foil an…Read More »

October 93 1993 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Commercial Cheese Sauce, Georgia

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Sauce, Cheese

Eight persons developed botulism after eating at a delicatessen on October 1. All eight case-patients had eaten a barbecue stuffed potato. An open can of cheese sauce that was used to make the potatoes contained type A botulinum toxin and yielded C.…Read More »

February 87 1987 Outbreak of Botulism Linked to Restaurant Canned Chantarelle Mushrooms, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Botulism
  • Vehicle:
  • Fungi, Mushrooms

An outbreak of botulism occurred among persons who ate canned, chantarelle, mushrooms. The mushrooms were an ingredient in dishes prepared by the Five Sails Restaurant, at the Pan Pacific Hotel, in Vancouver, Canada. The mushrooms had been canned by…Read More »

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