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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March 16 2016 Outbreak of STEC linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Golden Valley Guernseys, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

In March 2016 local and state public health, laboratory and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of non-O157 Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) among members of a herd share. Prior to symptom onset, ill persons consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk prod…Read More »

January 15 2015-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg Linked to Contact with Dairy Bull Calves

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • animal exposure

In August 2017 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Heidelberg linked to contact with dairy bull calves. A total of 56 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Heidelberg were reported from 15 states. Illness onset dates ranged …Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacteriosis Among KSU Diary Unit Workers

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Cow

In July 2014 Kansas Department of Health and Environment and Riley County Health Department investigated an outbreak of campylobacteriosis among workers at the Kansas State University Dairy Unit. Five student workers and one full-time worker reported…Read More »

December 14 2014 Multistate Oubreak of Listeriosis Linked to Miller's Organic Farm Raw Milk

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

In November 2015 samples of raw chocolate milk were collected from a raw milk conference held in Anaheim, California. The raw chocolate milk was produced by Miller's Organic Farm in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania. The FDA isolated Listeria from the raw m…Read More »

June 13 2013 Campylobacter jejuni linked to raw milk, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • 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 »

March 12 2012 Oubreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Unpasteruized Cow's Milk, Missouri

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

In March 2012 the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of unpasteurized (raw) cow's milk produced by a Howard County dairy. Nineteen cases were identified …Read More »

February 12 2012 Campylobacter Linked to consumption of Unpasteurized Claravale Farm Dairy Products, California

  • 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 10 2010-2015 Listeriosis Linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream

Local, state, and federal investigators identified an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of ice cream manufactured by Blue Bell Creameries. As of April 8, 2015, a total of 10 patients infected with several strains of Listeria mo…Read More »

May 08 2008 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy Unpasteurized Milk

  • 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 »

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