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 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk animal contact

In June 2018 Knox County Health Department in Tennessee investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 associated with consumption of raw milk produced by French Broad Farm. Ten children were ill. These children had the same genetic strain of E. coli O157 …Read More »

November 17 2017 Multistate/Multiprovince Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Leafy Greens, United States and Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Leafy greens, romaine

At least 15 states reported 24 laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 that appeared to be linked to consumption of leafy greens. Illnesses started on dates from November 15 through December 12, 2017. Among the 18 ill people for whom the CDC ha…Read More »

October 17 2017 E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 outbreak among Marine recruits, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • beef

In October 2017 an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 occurred among recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and the command's field training facilities at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California. Investigators identified 62 …Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Animal Exposure, Utah

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal exposure

In the summer of 2017 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the Hildale/Colorado City community near the Utah and Arizona border. Twelve case-patients met the case definition. Eight…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Louisburg Cider Mill Festival, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unpasteurized apple cider

In October 2016 public health officials in Kansas and Missouri investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among people who attended the Louisburg Cider Mill Festival held over two weekends in September and October, 2016. Fifty-six people reported il…Read More »

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 »

December 15 2015-2016 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Dough Mix at Pizza Ranch

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • pizza dough

In 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of products made with contaminated dough mix. A total of 13 cases were reported by 9 states. Eight were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illness onset d…Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Washington and Oregon

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

The CDC, FDA, USDA FSIS and public health officials in several states investigated two outbreaks of E. coli O26 linked to food sold at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. Public health investigators used PulseNet to identify illnesses that were part …Read More »

April 15 2015 E. coli O157 Outbreak at Milk Makers Fest, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In April 2015 local and state public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 that occurred among people who attended the Milk Makers Fest held at the Northwest Washington Fairground in Lynden, Washington. The event was held between…Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O157, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

Persons attending a party on May 5, 2014 were diagnosed with E. coli O157. Multiple families attended the party. No other common exposures were identified among primary cases during the exposure period. Four children who attended the party were labor…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. coli O157 Infections at Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In October 2013 three Minnesota children became ill with E. coli O157 infections after contact with animals at Dehn's Pumpkins located in Dayton, Minnesota. One child was hospitalized and developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The children visited the …Read More »

October 13 2013 E. Coli O157:H7 Infections at a Fall Harvest Festival, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In October 2013 routine surveillance of reported E. Coli O157 cases triggered an investigation of an outbreak that occurred at a petting zoo at a fall harvest festival in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The two case patients had attended the festival on O…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Associated with a Wedding, Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Persons who attended a wedding on August 24, 2013 at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato became ill with E. coli O157:H7. Approximately 30-50 people attended the wedding. Twenty-one attendees were interviewed. Eleven persons residing in 8 households me…Read More »

April 12 South Carolina E. coli O157:H7 Mexican Restaurant 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In May of 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)announced that it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that had sickened 11 individuals in the Spartanburg area. All 11 victims reported eating at the…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenegruk Sprouts, France

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Fenugreek, Mustard, Rucola

On June 24, France reported a cluster of cases of bloody diarrhea in a group of people who attended a community event held at a recreational center in B├Ęgles, Bordeaux, on June 8. At least twelve participants developed bloody diarrhea or hemolytic u…Read More »

May 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenugreek Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Fenugreek

Beginning in May, an outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, an enterohemorrhagic E. coli, spread rapidly throughout northern Germany affecting mostly adults and females. On May 25, the Robert Koch Institut, Germany's disease control authority, advised the pub…Read More »

March 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Nestle Raw Refrigerated Prepackaged Cookie Dough

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Cookie Dough Grains, Flour

Eighty ill persons infected with a single strain of E. coli O157:H7 were identified in at least 31 states. At least 70 of these illnesses were confirmed by an advanced DNA test as being the same strain of E.coli O157: H7. An epidemiological study i…Read More »

October 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Finley School, Washington

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

Eleven students in Finley School District No. 53 became ill after eating ground beef tacos that had been served in a school lunch. On inspection, food handling errors were noted in the school kitchen. No food handlers were known to be ill. There w…Read More »

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