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 11 McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC Ground Beef 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:NM was attributed to the consumption of ground beef produced by McNees Meats and Wholesale, LLC, of North Branch, Michigan. The implicated beef was sold to restaurants through a retail establishment owned by McNees Meats a…Read More »

September 08 2008 E. coli O157 Linked to Jimmy John's Restaurant Alfalfa Sprouts and Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa, Leafy Greens, Iceberg Lettuce Person-to-Person

Several University of Colorado students from one sorority became ill with symptoms of bloody diarrhea and cramping. Additional illnesses were reported. E.coli O157:NM(H-) was determined to be the cause. Consumption of alfalfa sprouts at the Jimmy …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 »

July 08 Maryland Restaurant 2 Unknown 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM (H-) occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Maryland. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 07 Massachusetts School Unknown 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM (H-) occurred at a school in Massachusetts. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 07 Kansas Restaurant 2 Unknown 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM (H-) was linked to eating at a restaurant in Kansas. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 07 Oregon Restaurant 5 Unknown 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM was linked to a restaurant in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not named.…Read More »

March 07 Oregon Unknown Location Unknown 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:NM occurred in Oregon. The vehicle of infection and the exposure location were not named.…Read More »

April 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts at Georgia Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa

Two people were confirmed to be infected with E. coli O157:NM (H-) after eating alfalfa sprouts at a restaurant in Georgia.…Read More »

December 99 Minnesota Grocery Store Chain Ground Beef 1999

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:NM occurred in Minnesota. The initial interviews of the case-patients revealed no common source of exposure. However, the case-control study showed that eating ground beef that had been purchased at an outlet of a major …Read More »

June 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa and Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Alfalfa, Clover Sprouts

An alfalfa and clover sprout mix was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:NM. A single sprout grower was one of several sprout sources for 25% of case-patients and was the sole source of sprouts for 75% of case-patients. The sprout grower ha…Read More »

September 97 1998 Outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg and E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa-Clover Mixed Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa-Clover

A northern California sprout grower was implicated in a prolonged outbreak involving its alfalfa-clover mixed sprouts. The outbreak began with the identification of a cluster of Salmonella Senftenberg cases; the case control study showed that the co…Read More »

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