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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July 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In 2018 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of E. coli O26 associated with consumption of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc. Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain were…Read More »

June 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Associated with Contaminated Cargill Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground

On July 22, 2012 Cargill Meat Solutions announced a recall of 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Enteritidis. Using epidemiologic and tracback data public health investigators in 8 states (MA, M…Read More »

February 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Turkey

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Ground

In 2011 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg associated with consuming ground turkey produced by Cargill Meat Solutions. A total of 181 cases were reported by 37 states. Dat…Read More »

August 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef Sold at BJ's Wholesale Club

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A recall of ground beef was issued on August 28 when three people developed illnesses caused by rare strain of E. coli O26 after they had eaten the product. The ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, of Pennsylvania and sold at BJ's Wholesa…Read More »

November 09 2009 Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, Ground Beef, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

In December, Beef Packers, Inc., owned by Cargill, recalled over 20,000 pounds of ground beef contaminated with a drug-resistant strain of Salmonella Newport. The company issued an earlier recall in August, 2009, due to contamination of ground beef …Read More »

May 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Beef Packers, Inc., Cargill, Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A Beef Packers, Inc. plant in California owned by Cargill, distributed approximately 830,000 pounds of ground beef that was likely contaminated with Salmonella Newport. The beef was shipped to distribution centers in Arizona, California, Colorado, a…Read More »

August 07 2007 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Cargill Ground Beef Sold at Sam's Club Stores

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 began in August and led to the eventual recall of 845,000 pounds of Cargill ground beef. Forty six cases were reported by 15 states. Interviews with the case-patients found a common exposure of Cargill hambu…Read More »

January 02 2002 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Emmpak/Cargill Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground beef

In early 2002, isolates of Salmonella Newport in New York state were found to be resistant to more than nine antibiotics and had a decreased susceptibility to the antibiotic, ceftriaxone. Since 1996, an increasing number of Salmonella Newport isolat…Read More »

May 00 2000 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Cargill Deli Turkey

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon meat and Sausage, Turkey

A case-control study implicated sliced, processed, turkey deli meat in a multistate (11 state) outbreak. A traceback investigation identified a single processing plant in Texas as the likely source of the outbreak. The company recalled 16 million p…Read More »

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