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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September 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Linked to Vulto Creamery Soft Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheese, soft

In early March 2017, public health and regulatory officials in several states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes (Listeria) infection…Read More »

May 15 2015-2016 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis linked to Dole Packaged Salads

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Salad, Leafy Greens

The CDC, FDA and several states investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of packaged salads produced at the Springfield, Ohio processing facility. A total of 19 people residing in 9 states were infected by the outbrea…Read More »

January 15 2015 Listeria Outbreak Linked to Queseria Bendita Latin-style cheese, Washington State

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, cheese

Washington state health and agriculture officials along with their federal counterparts at the FDA and CDC investigated an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes link to consumption of Queseria Bendita, a Latin-style soft cheese. As of January 16, 2015, …Read More »

November 14 2014 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Ice cream

Local and state public health officials in Washington State linked two patients diagnosed with listeriosis to products recalled by Snoqualmie Ice Cream Company. The two cases, both from King County, had serious medical conditions and became ill after…Read More »

October 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • caramel apples

On December 19, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. On February 12, 2015 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 35 people infected with the out…Read More »

July 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Associated with Wawona Stone Fruit

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit

On July 19, 2014, Wawona Packing Company voluntarily recalled certain lots of stone fruits, including whole peaches, nectarines, plums, and pluots, because of concern about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was triggered by testi…Read More »

June 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Wholesome Soy Products Mung Bean Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Mung Bean Sprouts

Five patients were infected with Listeria monocytogenes after consuming mung bean sprouts produced by Wholesome Soy Products. Patients lived in Illinois (4) and Michigan (1). All ill patients were hospitalized. Two died. The FDA isolated Listeria …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 »

September 13 2013-2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Oasis Brands Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, cheese

In August and October 2014 Oasis Brands, Inc. voluntarily recalled several cheese due to contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was triggered by product testing conducted by the Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. …Read More »

September 13 2013 to 2016 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Frozen Vegetables

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • vegetables, frozen

In May 2016 the CDC, FDA and public health officials in several states announced an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes traced to frozen vegetables produced by CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington. Public health investigators used the PulseNet system…Read More »

August 13 2013-2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Soft Cheese Produced by Roos Foods

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Fresh

In February 2014 the CDC announced a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to consumption of soft or semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Delaware. There were 8 confirmed cases in two states, Maryland and California.…Read More »

June 13 2013 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Les Freres Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Cheese

On July 3, 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health announced an outbreak of listeriosis linked to eating Les Freres cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer. Two people in Minnesota were ill with onsets in early …Read More »

March 12 2012 Multistate Outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes Linked to Forever Cheese Ricotta

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Ricotta

On September 10, 2012 Forever Cheese, Inc. recalled all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, Forever Cheese lot #T9425 and/or production code 441202 due to an outbreak of listeriosis linked to the product. On November 21, 2012 the CDC declared the outbre…Read More »

August 10 2010-2015 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Soft Cheese Produced by Karoun Dairies, Inc.

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, cheese

On September 18, 2015 the CDC announced a multi-state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of soft cheeses distributed by Karoun Dairies, Inc. Products were sold under the following brands: Karoun, Arz, Gopi, Queso Del Valle, Cen…Read More »

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