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Whole Foods, Simsbury Town Farm Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2008

Initially two cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome were reported through the routine disease surveillance system in Connecticut. The ill were children who had a history of consuming raw milk from the Simsbury Town Farm Dairy. Additional laboratory confirmed and probable cases were reported and discovered through the investigative efforts. A number of poor sanitation and hygienic practices were discovered at the dairy. The same strain of E.coli O157:NM was identified in a milking cow. The diary sold the milk through farm sales, retail outlets, and to a national natural foods chain grocery (Whole Foods).

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Dairy, Retail stores, Natural Foods Grocery
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 14
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 7
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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