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Foodborne illness outbreaks

Short URL: kingcounty.gov/outbreak

When two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne illness outbreak. To keep our community healthy and informed, we post information about outbreaks we investigate.


Select a tab below to display a list of King County investigations and state and national outbreaks with reported King County cases

Illnesses associated with the consumption of raw oysters

Date posted

Last updated

Food business

Suspected organism

02-01-24 02-01-24 IHOP Salmonella

Illnesses associated with the consumption of raw oysters

Date posted

Last updated

Food business

Suspected organism

12-05-23 12-18-23 Hope International Church Salmonella
10-30-23 11-13-23 Bamboo Sushi Shigella
09-21-23 09-25-23 CrackleMi Café Salmonella
09-19-23 09-19-23 Tacos El Guero Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens
08-02-23 08-02-23 Washington Care Center Salmonella
07-10-23 07-10-23 Unknown source Salmonella Berta
05-03-23 06-06-23 DSquared Hospitality at T-Mobile Market Hall Norovirus
12-21-22 04-17-23 Pioneer Square D&E Norovirus
03-03-23 04-05-23 Taste ToGo Banh Mi Norovirus
01-26-23 04-05-23 Tamarind Tree Shigella

Illnesses associated with the consumption of raw oysters

Date posted

Last updated

Food business

Suspected organism

11-08-22 05-24-23 Unknown source E. coli O157:H7
08-22-22 12-07-22 Unknown source E. coli O157:H7
10-21-22 11-14-22 Chili's South Indian Cuisine Salmonella
10-03-22 10-26-22 Torero's Mexican Restaurant E. coli O26
05-06-22 05-20-22 IHOP Norovirus
04-19-22 05-19-22 La Fuente Norovirus
04-08-22 05-19-22 Il Terrazzo Carmine Norovirus
02-25-22 03-04-22 The Rock Wood Fired Pizza Norovirus
02-08-22 03-03-22 Chinese Taste Restaurant Bacillus cereus or Clostridium perfringens
08-13-20 03-03-22 Saigon Vietnam Deli Gastrointestinal illness
This lists state and national foodborne illness outbreaks and recalls with reported cases in King County. For more information about the outbreak or recall, and the investigation, please follow the links below for the agencies leading the investigations.

February 2024
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of Listeria
1 King County resident reported illness

January 2024
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of Salmonella
1 King County resident reported illness

October 2023
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Thompson
4 King County residents reported illness

June 2023
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Infantis
1 King County resident reported illness

May 2023
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis

1 King County resident reported illness

September 2022
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7

1 King County resident reported illness

March 2022
U.S. - Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7

1 King County resident reported illness and 1 died

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