Foodborne Outbreak Investigations in Connecticut

 

The Connecticut Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program collaborates with state partners, local health departments in CT, other state health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to detect, investigate, control, and prevent foodborne disease outbreaks.

 

Connecticut participates in the CDC’s Foodborne Diseases Centers for Outbreak Response Enhancement (FoodCORE). The centers work together to develop new and better methods to detect, investigate, respond to, and control multistate outbreaks of foodborne diseases. Since 2012, Connecticut FoodCORE has hired students to provide additional epidemiologic capacity.

 

Outbreak Data

 

The CDC captures national foodborne outbreak data from local and state public health departments then analyzes and makes it publicly available online using the National Outbreak Reporting System (NORS) Dashboard. 


Additional information concerning collected data can be found on the following webpages:

Annual Summaries of Foodborne Outbreaks

 

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks - The 3 Types of Data Used to Link Illnesses to Contaminated Foods and Solve Outbreaks

 

Publications That Contain Data from the Foodborne Disease Outbreak Surveillance System, 2008-2014

 

Report to the Joint Standing Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly Having Cognizance of Matters Relating to Public Health - Foodborne Disease Outbreaks Originating from Public Eating Places - July 1, 2016

 

Surveillance for Foodborne Disease Outbreaks 

 

Selected Outbreak Investigation Summaries by Year

 

2018

 

Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Chopped Romaine Lettuce

 

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Kratom 

 

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Infections Linked to Dried Coconut 

 


2017

 

 

Multistate Outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Linked to Leafy Greens (Final Update)

 

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Coconut Tree Brand Frozen Shredded Coconut Opens in a new window Opens in a new window

 

Multistate Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Campylobacter Infections Linked to Contact with Pet Store Puppies Opens in a new window Opens in a new window Opens in a new window

 

Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Agbeni Infections Linked to Pet Turtles, 2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

 

 

2013

 

 

2012

  

Other Resources and Helpful Sites

 

For local health departments 

 

For the medical community (physicians, hospitals, laboratories)

Suspected foodborne outbreaks are Category 1 reportable condition. If you suspect a foodborne outbreak, contact:

 

For the public

If you have a complaint about a food service establishment, contact:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To contact the Epidemiology and Emerging Infections Program, please call 860-509-7994.