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 11 2011 Yersinia Linked to Brunton Dairy Pasteurized Milk and Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with drinking milk or eating ice cream made by the Brunton Dairy. Nine individuals in Beaver County and seven in Allegheny County were sickened (Pennsylvania). On August 26, it was revealed that …Read More »

December 07 2007 Norovirus at a Connecticut Restaurant or Deli

  • Organism:
  • Norovirus
  • Vehicle:
  • Egg dishes, Quiche Milk, Pasteurized

An outbreak of Norovirus was confirmed among patrons of a Connecticut restaurant or deli. Quiche and pasteurized whole milk were named as the vehicles of infection.…Read More »

October 98 1998 Yersinia Linked to Pasteurized Homogenized Milk, British Columbia, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Yersinia
  • Vehicle:
  • Milk, Pasteurized

A single brand of homogenized milk was associated with an outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis, serotype 1B, in British Columbia. The case control study identified the same brand of homogenized milk, pork, and fruit juice as possible risk factors…Read More »

March 84 1984 Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Inadequately Pasteurized Milk, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

A convent in Kentucky had its own dairy herd and pasteurized its own milk. In March, the convent began purchasing milk from another dairy farm in the area. This purchased milk was reportedly pasteurized at the convent, but tests suggested that the …Read More »

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