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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May 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Ropelato Dairy, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

Utah Public health officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter in 45 patients linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, Utah. Onset of illness dates ranged from May 9, 2014 to July 21, 2014. Two cases occur…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Raw Milk, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized

In September 2014 five children in Hardin, Oldham, and Boone counties, Kentucky were infected with E. coli O157:H7 after drinking raw/unpasteurized milk. Four of the 5 children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.…Read More »

June 13 Campylobacter jejuni linked to raw milk, Minnesota, June 2013

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter jejuni
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw

Minnesota state health and agriculture officials reported that an outbreak of campylobacter jejuni was detected in 6 individuals through routine disease surveillance. All six consumed raw dairy products from the Dennis Jaloszynkski dairy farm locate…Read More »

May 13 May 2013 Outbreak of Campylobacter - Kasilof Dairy Produced Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Camylobacter jejuni
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasterized, Raw

In May 2013 the Alaska Department of Health reported that two patients had been diagnosed with Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni). The two unrelated patients shared an indistinguishable PFGE pattern. Both patients indicated that their diarrheal illnes…Read More »

April 13 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Family Cow Raw Milk, April-May 2013

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw milk

On May 29, 2013 the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health advised consumers to discard raw milk produced by The Family Cow in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania because of potential contamination. The Department of Health confirmed 6 cases of l…Read More »

January 13 Campylobacter Outbreak Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk, Alaska 2013

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

In February 2013 the Alaska Division of Public Health announced an outbreak of Campylobacter coli (C. coli) linked to consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk distributed by Kasilof Dairy, a Kenai-based cow-share program. In total 31 cases were identi…Read More »

April 12 Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of April 30, at least 19 patients with E. coli O157:H7 had been identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter …Read More »

March 12 Stroupe Farm in Howard County Raw Dairy Products 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Raw, Unpasteurized

On April 5, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that they were investigating an increase in cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli(STEC), E. coli O157:H7, in Central Missouri that had begun in late March. A two y…Read More »

February 12 California Raw Milk and Cream, Unpasteurized 2012

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw

Raw milk, raw nonfat milk, and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, California, were recalled by the state of California on March 23, 2012. The recall resulted from an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter associated …Read More »

January 12 Dairy in South Central Kansas Raw, Unpasteurized, Milk 2012

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

An outbreak of Campylobacteriosis was associated with drinking raw milk purchased from a dairy in South Central, Kansas.…Read More »

January 12 The Family Cow Dairy Raw, Unpasteurized Milk 2012

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, unpasteurized, raw milk

On January 27, an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was first revealed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The outbreak was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk from The Family Cow dai…Read More »

January 12 2012 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Commercially Available Raw Milk in California

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

From January through April 30, 2012 the California Department of Public Health reported that at least 33 people with campylobacter infection were identified in California. Ill patients reported consuming raw milk from two commercial dairies in Calif…Read More »

September 11 Jerry Dell Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

At least two people became ill due to Campylobacteriosis after drinking raw milk. The milk had been produced by Jerry Dell Farm in Freeville, New York. The farm had an agricultural permit to sell raw milk at the farm. The milk was confirmed to be …Read More »

August 11 Organic Pastures Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures Dairy were recalled and quarantined, except for cheese aged more than 60 days, by the state of California after five children were infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 and drinking Organic Pa…Read More »

August 11 Cozy Vale Creamery Raw, Unpasteurized Milk Products 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Cozy Vale Creamery’s raw milk products were recalled due to their link to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Washington state that began in August. Cozy Vale Creamery’s whole and skim milk and cream were distributed through seven retail outlets in…Read More »

June 11 North Cape Elementary School Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Laboratory test results proved that the Campylobactor jejuni bacteria caused the diarrheal illnesses among 16 individuals at the North Cape Elementary School in Wisconsin. Raw milk had been served at a school event on June 3. The same strain of Cam…Read More »

June 11 Michigan Cow Share Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Three Michigan women who had consumed raw, cow's milk were infected with Q fever. The milk was obtained from a Livingston County farm through a dairy herd share program. Herd or cow share programs are where members own part of a cow and in return rec…Read More »

June 11 Tucker Adkins Dairy Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

On July 18, the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) warned consumers to avoid drinking raw milk from Tucker Adkins Dairy, located in York, South Carolina. The cases were from three different households and had consumed raw milk from the dairy on June …Read More »

May 11 Matanuska-Suisitna Valley Cow Share Program Raw Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was linked to the consumption of raw milk obtained through a cow share program in southeast Alaska. In Alaska, regulations did not allow the sale of raw milk, however owning shares of a cow to obtain milk was permi…Read More »

March 11 Brunton Dairy Pasteurized Milk 2011

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with drinking milk or eating ice cream made by the Brunton Dairy. Nine individuals in Beaver County and seven in Allegheny County were sickened(Pennsylvania). On August 26, it was revealed that Y…Read More »

November 10 Texas, Lavon Farms, Raw, Unpasteurized Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

At least four people became ill due to a rare type of Salmonella after drinking raw milk in northern Texas. One dairy, Lavon Farms(Plano, Texas) was investigated, as three of the four cases consumed milk produced by this dairy. Raw milk sold at the…Read More »

June 10 Delaware Raw Dairy Products 2010

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes, Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In June, two separate illness incidents were linked to the consumption of raw dairy products in the state of Delaware. A New Castle County woman developed Brucellosis, and a Sussex County man developed Listeriosis. Both had consumed raw dairy produ…Read More »

June 10 Billy Goat Dairy Raw Goat Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 and Campylobacter occurred among persons who drank raw goat's milk from the Billy Goat Dairy in Longmont, Colorado. The Billy Goat Dairy operated a goat share program in which customers bought a share of a goat and in ret…Read More »

May 10 Hartmann Dairy Farm a.k.a. Minnesota Organic Milk a.k.a. M.O.M.' s Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In May, raw milk purchased from the Hartmann Dairy Farm was linked to an outbreak of eight cases of E. coli O157:H7. The specific strain of E. coli O157:H7 that was found in the case-patients was found in multiple animals and at multiple locations on…Read More »

April 10 Redmond Farms/Real Foods Market Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Consumption of unpasteurized milk was linked to an outbreak of Salmonellosis in Utah. All of the affected people had purchased the milk from Real Foods Markets, in Orem and Heber City, Utah. The milk was produced by Redmond Farms, a Utah-based dair…Read More »

April 10 Ropelato Dairy Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Nine people in Weber, Davis, and Cache Counties, Utah, were confirmed to have developed infection with Campylobacter after consuming raw, unpasteurized, milk. The milk was produced by Ropelato Dairy. Laboratory analysis of the milk showed high lev…Read More »

March 10 Forest Grove Dairy/Family Farms' Cooperative Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who consumed raw milk products obtained from the Family Farms Cooperative in Vandalia, Michigan. The Family Farms Cooperative operated a cow share program where members own part of a cow and …Read More »

March 10 Adam Dean and Pasture Maid Creamery Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

The public was urged to dispose of dairy products produced by Pasture Maid Creamery in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The raw milk from the dairy was tested and found to contain Campylobacter. The health department had received reports of Campylobac…Read More »

February 10 Jackie's Jersey Milk Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of raw milk produced by Jackie's Jersey Milk, a dairy in Whatcom County, Washington. Tests of the dairy's milk by the State Department of Agriculture, in May, failed to find E. coli in the…Read More »

January 10 Willow Marsh Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Milk consumers in Saratoga County, New York, and surrounding areas, were warned NOT to consume "unpasteurized," raw milk produced at Willow Marsh Farm due to Campylobacter contamination. Five people developed Campylobacter enteritis after consuming …Read More »

October 09 Umpqua Dairy Products, Co. Pasteurized Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Salmonella Braenderup was associated with drinking pasteurized milk produced by the Umpqua Dairy Products Co. The dairy, located in Roseburg, Oregon, produced only pasteurized milk. The outbreak developed slowly. The outbreak strain…Read More »

September 09 Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Whole Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak was linked to the consumption of raw, unpasteurized, whole milk produced by the Dungeness Valley Creamery. There were a total of three cases. There were two E. coli strains implicated. One strain was confirmed and was E. coli O121. Th…Read More »

September 09 Wyoming Other Location Cheese, Leaf Lettuce, Milk, Salad Dressings, Vegetables 2009

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, 1% milk, pasteurized milk Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Leaf Lettuce Salad dressings

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus occurred in Wyoming. There were multiple vehicles of infection: cheddar cheese; leaf lettuce; pasteurized 1% milk; salad dressings; and vegetables. The exposure location was described only as other.…Read More »

August 09 Mexican Unpasteurized Dairy Products 2009

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

At least 264 cases of brucellosis were identified in Guanajuato state, Mexico, by August 18. The local health officer advised the local population to avoid unpasteurized dairy products, mainly those derived from goats' milk. Cases were reported fro…Read More »

August 09 Zinnicker Family Farm Raw, Unpasteurized, Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Raw, unpasteurized, whole milk purchased from Zinniker Family Farm near Elkhorn, Wisconsin, was associated with an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni. The farm sold raw milk through a cow-share program. Campylobacter isolated from at least 25 of the …Read More »

May 09 Pennsylvania Private Home Unpasteurized Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Whole

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with drinking raw, unpasteurized, whole milk in a private home in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

April 09 Kinikin Corner Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

The Colorado Department of Public Health shut down the Kinikin Corner Dairy, LLC, after Western Slope residents became ill due to infections with Campylobacter jejuni bacteria. Over two hundred families participated in the dairy's cow-share operatio…Read More »

March 09 Utah Private Home Queso Fresco, Unpasteurized Cheese 2009

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with eating queso fresco, unpasteurized cheese, at a private home in Utah.…Read More »

January 09 Pasture Maid Creamery, LLC, Raw, Whole, Milk 2009

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, whole milk, unpasteurized, raw milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with drinking raw milk purchased from Pasture Maid Creamery, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The creamery sold raw milk directly to consumers who provided their own bottles. Public health personnel …Read More »

December 09 Queso Fresco Sold in Utah, Unpasteurized Cheese 2009

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Between 2009 and 2011, public health officials estimated that 2,100 Utahns had become ill due to Salmonella Newport after eating home-made, queso fresco. The Salt Lake Valley Health Department tracked down one source who was called "Mr. Cheese." Pe…Read More »

August 08 Hendricks' Farm and Dairy Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was linked to the consumption of raw milk produced and sold through Hendricks' Farm and Dairy in Pennsylvania. In Pennsylvania, consumers were allowed to purchase raw milk legally from licensed, inspected…Read More »

August 08 Minnesota Other Location Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Two people became ill due to Campylobacter(unknown species) after drinking raw milk. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

August 08 Texas Office Setting Chocolate Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Chocolate Milk

Two people were poisoned with heavy metals when then drank chocolate milk in an office setting in Texas. Note that in this year there had been a multistate outbreak of illness involving protein drink supplements containing chromium and selenium; it …Read More »

August 08 Vermont Picnic and Private Home Raw Milk and Ice Cream 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Ice Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Orleans County, Vermont, among people who had consumed unpasteurized milk or unpasteurized ice cream. The milk likely originated from a local producer. No milk was tested so no confirmation of the source w…Read More »

July 08 Whole Foods, Simsbury Town Farm Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

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 co…Read More »

May 08 Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy Unpasteurized Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A cluster of campylobacter cases occurred in Del Norte County, California. One of the hospitalized cases was diagnosed with acute motor axonal neuropathy, a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare complication of campylobacter infection. Guillain-Bar…Read More »

May 08 Herb Depot and Autumn Olive Farm Unpasteurized (Raw) Goat Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Goat, Raw Milk

A child developed hemolytic uremic syndrome after consuming raw goat's milk that had been purchased at a local store, the Herb Depot. Another child was identified to have E.coli O157:H7; this child's family reported consuming milk that had been purc…Read More »

April 08 Tennessee Private Home Raw Milk and Water 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Water

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people in a private home. Raw, unpasteurized milk, or water, were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

April 08 Massachusetts Other Location Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who drank raw milk in Massachusetts. The exposure location was described only as "other." No further details were available.…Read More »

April 08 Utah Private Home Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who drank raw milk in a private home in Utah. The animal source of the milk was not described.…Read More »

March 08 Idaho Unknown Location Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter coli occurred in Idaho. The exposure location was not described. The animal source of the milk was not described.…Read More »

December 08 China Milk and Powdered Infant Formula 2008

  • Organism:
  • Chemical
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk Dairy, Powdered Infant Formula

For months, melamine was added to milk and powdered infant formula in China. Melamine is a chemical that is used to make plastics; it is high in nitrogen, which makes milk appear to have a higher protein content when tested. Addition of melamine int…Read More »

December 07 Pleasant Valley Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In Washington state, four Whatcom County residents and one Skagit County resident tested positive for the same Campylobacter jejuni strain that was found in a routine sample of raw milk from Pleasant Valley Dairy. Subsequent to the outbreak, the dai…Read More »

November 07 California Private Home Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Unpasteurized milk purchased from a dairy in California was linked to an outbreak of Campylobacter. No Campylobacter was isolated from available milk samples. Campylobacter was isolated from cow feces collected at the dairy; this strain was a genet…Read More »

September 07 Pennsylvania Other Location Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was reported the state of Pennsylvania. Raw Milk was named as the vehicle of infection. The location of exposure was described as other.…Read More »

August 07 Reno County, Kansas, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A Butler County, Kansas, health worker reported a case of Campylobacteriosis to the health department in early November. The investigation report cited raw milk as the likely vehicle of infection, and the investigating agencies were able to locate t…Read More »

June 07 Whittier Farms Pasteurized Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

In November, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) was notified of a fifth case of Listeria monocytogenes associated with consumption of milk from Whittier Farms. This prompted an investigation of the dairy associated with the farm. …Read More »

June 07 Pennsylvania Private Home Raw Milk and Cheese 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Raw Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at a private home in Pennsylvania. The vehicles of infection were described as raw milk and cheese.…Read More »

April 07 South Carolina Private Home Unpasteurized Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A dual outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni and Salmonella Give occurred among people who drank raw milk at a private home in South Carolina. The animal source of the milk was not described. There was no description about whether the milk had been purc…Read More »

April 07 New York Private Home Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak due to Campylobacter occurred among people who had consumed raw, unpasteurized, milk, at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

March 07 Woolsey's Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Utah County health officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter. At least seven of the cases had consumed milk produced by Woolsey's Dairy. The dairy was located in Payson, Utah and sold unpasteurized goat and cow milk. Dairy milk samples w…Read More »

March 07 Ontario Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A child in Grey Bruce, Ontario, became seriously ill with Yersinia after drinking raw milk from the family's own farm.…Read More »

February 07 Stump Acres Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk and Cheese 2007

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

In February, the Pennsylvania Department of Health received reports of two laboratory-confirmed infections of Salmonella Typhimurium. The isolates matched by pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique, and the patient…Read More »

January 07 Utah Unpasteurized Whole Cow's Milk, Unpasteurized Goat Milk, Unpasteurized Butter, Unpasteurized Goat Cheese, Chevre 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cow, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Goat, Chevre, Raw Cheese

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with the consumption of unpasteurized dairy products in Utah. The exposure source of the milk was not described. In March, an outbreak investigation (Utah) into the Woolsey Dairy occurred when at l…Read More »

December 07 Georgia Raw Milk Sold for Pet Food 2007

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Three families in Murray County, Georgia, were sickened by Campylobacter bacteria after consuming raw (unpasteurized) milk that had been sold as pet food by a local dairy. Georgia law prohibits the sale of raw milk for human consumption, but did all…Read More »

December 07 Connecticut Restaurant or Deli Quiche, Pasteurized Whole Milk 2007

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg dishes, Quiche Milk, Pasteurized

An outbreak of Norovirus was confirmed among patrons of a Connecticut restaurant or deli. Quiche and pasteurized whole milk were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

December 06 Ohio Restaurant Milkshakes 2006

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Ice Cream

A confirmed outbreak of Norovirus was associated with drinking milkshakes at a restaurant in Ohio.…Read More »

November 06 Idaho Private Home Unpasteurized Whole Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among members of two families who drank raw, unpasteurized milk in their Idaho homes. The milk had been purchased illegally from the same person.…Read More »

September 06 Organic Pastures Unpasteurized, Raw Milk and Colostrum From Cows 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Colostrum Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Two children were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a kidney and blood complication of E.coli O157:H7 infection. Both children had consumed raw cow milk in the week prior to their illness. Four additional illnesses in children who had co…Read More »

September 06 Grace Harbor Farm Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A King County, Washington child consumed raw goat and cow milk from Grace Harbor Farm and, subsequently, developed an E. coli O157:H7 infection. Within a few days, a child in Snohomish County, Washington, also developed E. coli O157:H7; the family r…Read More »

August 06 Pennsylvania Private Home Raw Milk and Queso Fresco 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Queso Fresco, Raw Milk, Raw Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred among people who had consumed raw, unpasteurized milk, or raw milk cheese(queso fresco), in private homes in Pennsylvania.…Read More »

July 06 California Other Location Milkshake 2006

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milkshake

A confirmed outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg was associated with drinking milkshakes at a restaurant in California. The milkshake ingredients were not described.…Read More »

May 06 California State Prisons Spoiled Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

Spoiled milk was the likely vehicle that sickened inmates and employees at eleven state prisons between May 16 and 26. Over 1,600 inmates reported gastrointestinal symptoms prompting an investigation by the state health department. While, bacteria …Read More »

May 06 Ottawa County Jail Powdered Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Powdered

Inmates at the Ottawa County Fillmore Complex jail, in Michigan, suffered gastrointestinal illness on May 17 after breakfast. An investigation found the vehicle to be powdered milk, that was improperly cooled after being mixed with hot water. This …Read More »

May 06 Michigan Prison Powdered Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Powdered

A confirmed outbreak of Staphylococcus aureus occurred among those who had consumed powdered milk while at a prison in Michigan.…Read More »

May 06 Virginia Other Location Raw Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Raw, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with drinking raw milk. The exposure location was described only as "other."…Read More »

February 06 New York Private Home Unpasteurized Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Two people in Tompkins county, New York, became ill after consuming raw, or unpasteurized, milk. Farmers were allowed to sell raw milk in New York state. Raw milk from the farm tested positive for Campylobacter.…Read More »

January 06 Ohio Cow Share Program Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized

Three members of a cow-share program in Darke County, Ohio, were infected with Campylobacter. All three drank whole, unpasteurized milk from the dairy, and this was determined to be the cause of their illnesses. The health department investigated t…Read More »

January 06 Illinois Private Home Unpasteurized Whole Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who had consumed an unpasteurized, raw, whole milk in a private home in Illinois.…Read More »

December 05 Taft Hill Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter occurred among persons who consumed raw milk obtained through participation in a cow-share program. Illnesses occurred in at least seven households. The cow share program provided milk for 27 households. The direct sal…Read More »

October 05 Multistate Unknown Location Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacteriosis was associated with drinking raw milk that originated from a dairy in Colorado City, Arizona. There were five Arizona cases and two Utah cases. The milk was sampled, and Salmonella was isolated; Campylobac…Read More »

October 05 Juab County Dairy Farm Unpasteurized Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacteriosis occurred among veterinary technician students who visited a Juab County, Utah, dairy. During the visit, eight drank raw milk which then resulted in 2 or 3 illnesses.…Read More »

September 05 Group Treatment Home in Bear River Unpasteurized Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacteriosis occurred among people who drank unpasteurized, raw milk at a group treatment home in Bear River, Utah. A local clergyman brought the milk, and some brownies and cookies. The milk came from his farm.…Read More »

July 05 Virginia Cow Share Program Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter was linked to the consumption of raw milk that had been obtained from a cow share program. There were one confirmed case and three clinically compatible cases. Four other families who received milk did not become ill.…Read More »

July 05 Uinta Family Dairy Cow Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed case of Campylobacter jejuni was reported in a male child in Uinta County, Wyoming. Additional family members were ill. Illness was associated with drinking unpasteurized milk from the family's dairy cow.…Read More »

June 05 Texas Private Home Queso Fresco 2005

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco cheese in a private home in Texas.…Read More »

March 05 Park County Raw Milk (2) 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Two cases of campylobacteriosis were linked to the consumption of raw milk produced by a dairy in Park County, Wyoming. The two were from different households. Another outbreak of Campylobacter occurred in this county one year before. The milk invo…Read More »

February 05 Texas Private Home Imported Queso Fresco 2005

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco, cheese in a private home in Texas.…Read More »

December 05 Dee Creek Farm Cow Share Program Unpasteurized Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Unpasteurized milk from a farm in Cowlitz County, Washington, was consumed by persons who had participated in a cow-share program and was the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. Persons purchased interests in, or shares of, dairy cows in return f…Read More »

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July 04 Park County Raw Milk (1) 2004

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Five confirmed, and one suspect, case of campylobacteriosis were found to be associated with drinking milk from a dairy in Park County, Wyoming. All persons had consumed raw milk from the dairy sometime in late June or early July. Other possible link…Read More »

May 04 Washington State Restaurant Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Cheese 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco cheese at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

May 03 Washington State Private Home Other Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized

A dual outbreak of Campylobacter and E. coli O157:H7 was associated with consuming unpasteurized milk in a private home in Washington state. The milk was described as "other milk."…Read More »

February 03 Texas Private Home Queso Fresco 2003

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco cheese in a private home in Texas.…Read More »

January 03 Washington State Private Home Unpasteurized, Raw, Cheese 2003

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with eating homemade, fresh, unpasteurized cheese in a private home in Washington state.…Read More »

November 02 Young's Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella was first detected in Clark County, Ohio. There had been two hospitalizations following consumption of raw milk and raw milk products produced by Young's Dairy, a dairy that had been in existence for many years. …Read More »

September 02 Normative Services Residential Treatment Facility Milk 2002

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Milk, Person-to-Person

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium occurred at the Normative Services residential treatment facility in Sheridan, Wyoming. Students, staff, and staff family members of the facility became ill. Statistical analysis showed that milk consumption at…Read More »

January 02 High School Athletic Team Dinner Raw Milk 2002

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among student athletes who attended a dinner. Raw (unpasteurized) milk was served at the event, and people were aware that the milk was raw. The milk was a gift to support the team. At the time, the sta…Read More »

December 01 Sawyer County Cow-Leasing Program Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2001

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with drinking raw, unpasteurized milk obtained from a dairy farm in Sawyer County, Wisconsin. The farm had a retail store in which milk and other food products were available. In addition, …Read More »

November 01 Wisconsin Farm Cow Share Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2001

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A cluster of five cases of Campylobacter jejuni was reported to the Wisconsin Division of Public Health in early December. After an initial investigation, the case definition was expanded to include people living in Sawyer County and the surrounding…Read More »

November 01 Prospect Elementary School/ Robeson Schools Unpasteurized Butter Made From Raw Milk 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Butter, Unpasteurized, Person-to-Person, raw cream, raw milk

Unpasteurized butter was the probable cause of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that began at the Prospect Elementary School. A teacher made butter from unpasteurized milk and served it during a holiday party at the school. Children spread the E. col…Read More »

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