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 17 2017 Outbreak of STEC O121 at an Athletic Center, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In September 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O121 associated with recreational swimming at Villa Sport Athletic Center located in Colorado Springs. Three confirmed cases and three primary cases all went to th…Read More »

December 15 2015-2016 Outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to General Mills' Flour

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

In June 2016 the CDC announced that public health officials were investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to flour produced at the General Mills' Kansas City, Missouri facility. In interviews with ill persons, sixteen (76%) reported…Read More »

December 12 2012-2013 E. coli O121 Linked to Farm Rich Products Frozen Mini Meals and Snack Items

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Frozen Snacks, poultry, chicken

On March 28, 2013 Farm Rich Products Corporation announced a recall of 196,222 ounds of frozen chicken quesadilla and various other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack items because of possible contamination with E. coli O121. …Read More »

September 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Whole Milk, Washington

  • 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 »

July 07 2007 non-O157 E. Coli at a Jefferson County Jail Linked to Pasteurized American Cheese or Margarine

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, American Cheese Fats or Oils, Margarine

An outbreak attributed to three non-O157 strains of E. coli bacteria, occurred at the Jefferson County Jail, in Colorado. The strains of E. coli associated with this outbreak were: O121; O26; O84. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and P…Read More »

July 06 Utah Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce 2006

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Unknown Iceberg lettuce

Iceberg lettuce that had been prepared and served to patrons of the Wendy's Restaurant, in Ogden, Utah, and to attendees of a catered teachers' conference at a junior high school(CORE academy) was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O121:H19. This i…Read More »

June 06 Nebraska Day Care 2006

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O121 occurred among children who attended a Nebraska day care program. The infection was spread from person-to-person. All cases required hospitalization.…Read More »

October 98 Montana Camp Unknown 1998

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

An outbreak of E. coli O121 occurred among campers.…Read More »

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