Reports of Selected Salmonella Outbreak Investigations

When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne disease outbreak. Similarly, when two or more people get the same illness from contact with the same animal or animal environment, the event is called a zoonotic outbreak. The list on this page primarily represents multistate foodborne and zoonotic outbreak investigations involving Salmonella since 2006 where CDC was the lead public health agency. For a complete listing of reported foodborne outbreaks, please use the Foodborne Outbreak Online Database (FOOD) tool.

Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get sick. Investigations also provide information about how to prevent similar outbreaks and what steps people can take to protect themselves.

List of Selected Outbreak Investigations Linked to Food, by Year

List of Selected Outbreak Investigations Linked to Animals, by Year

  • Dairy CalvesSalmonella Heidelberg
  • Live PoultrySalmonella Enteritidis, Salmonella Muenster, Salmonella Hadar, Salmonella Indiana, Salmonella Mbandaka, Salmonella Infantis, and Salmonella Braenderup
  • Live PoultrySalmonella Typhimurium
  • Live PoultrySalmonella Infantis, Salmonella Lille, Salmonella Newport, and Salmonella Mbandaka
  • Small TurtlesSalmonella Sandiego, Salmonella Pomona, and Salmonella Poona

List of Selected Outbreak Investigations Linked to Other Sources, by Year