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 »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Raw Milk, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In August 2016 local and public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections among persons who consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk from the same herdshare dairy. Illness onset dates ranged from August 8, 2016…Read More »

July 15 2015 Cryptosporidiosis Linked to Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

The Tennessee Department of Health investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program. Illnesses occurred in July.…Read More »

September 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw

Wisconsin Department of Health Services determined that raw milk provided by parents and served at a potluck dinner was the source of campylobacter infections experienced by Durand High School football team members. The outbreak affected 38 members o…Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Ropelato Dairy, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

Utah Public health officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter in 45 patients linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, Utah. Onset of illness dates ranged from May 9, 2014 to July 21, 2014. Two cases occur…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Raw Milk, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized

In September 2014 five children in Hardin, Oldham, and Boone counties, Kentucky were infected with E. coli O157:H7 after drinking raw/unpasteurized milk. Four of the 5 children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.…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 »

June 13 2013 Campylobacter jejuni linked to raw milk, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw

Minnesota state health and agriculture officials reported that an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was detected in 6 individuals through routine disease surveillance. All six consumed raw dairy products from the Dennis Jaloszynkski dairy farm locate…Read More »

May 13 May 2013 Outbreak of Campylobacter - Kasilof Dairy Produced Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Camylobacter jejuni
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasterized, Raw

In May 2013 the Alaska Department of Health reported that two patients had been diagnosed with Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni). The two unrelated patients shared an indistinguishable PFGE pattern. Both patients indicated that their diarrheal illnes…Read More »

April 13 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Family Cow Raw Milk, April-May 2013

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw milk

On May 29, 2013 the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health advised consumers to discard raw milk produced by The Family Cow in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania because of potential contamination. The Department of Health confirmed 6 cases of l…Read More »

January 13 2013 Campylobacter Outbreak Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

In February 2013 the Alaska Division of Public Health announced an outbreak of Campylobacter coli (C. coli) linked to consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk distributed by Kasilof Dairy, a Kenai-based cow-share program. In total 31 cases were identi…Read More »

May 12 2012 Campylobacter jejuni Infections Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In May 2012 Minnesota and Wisconsin public health and agriculture officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni among members of a 5th grade class who visited a farm school located near Glenwood City, Wisconsin. During the trip which too…Read More »

April 12 2012 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Nineteen patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 were identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter and one patien…Read More »

February 12 2012 Campylobacter Linked to consumption of Unpasteurized Claravale Farm Dairy Products, California

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw

Raw milk, raw nonfat milk, and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, California, were recalled by the state of California on March 23, 2012. The recall resulted from an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter associated …Read More »

January 12 2012 Campylobacter Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

An outbreak of Campylobacteriosis was associated with drinking raw milk purchased from a dairy in South Central, Kansas.…Read More »

August 11 2011 E. Coli O157:H7 linked to Cozy Vale Creamery Raw, Unpasteurized Milk Products

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Cozy Vale Creamery’s raw milk products were recalled due to their link to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Washington state that began in August. Cozy Vale Creamery’s whole and skim milk and cream were distributed through seven retail outlets in…Read More »

June 10 2010 E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Linked to Billy Goat Dairy Raw Goat Milk, Longmont, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 and Campylobacter occurred among persons who drank raw goat's milk from the Billy Goat Dairy in Longmont, Colorado. The Billy Goat Dairy operated a goat share program in which customers bought a share of a goat and in ret…Read More »

May 10 Hartmann Dairy Farm a.k.a. Minnesota Organic Milk a.k.a. M.O.M.' s Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In May, raw milk purchased from the Hartmann Dairy Farm was linked to an outbreak of eight cases of E. coli O157:H7. The specific strain of E. coli O157:H7 that was found in the case-patients was found in multiple animals and at multiple locations on…Read More »

March 10 2010 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Forest Grove Dairy

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who consumed raw milk products obtained from the Family Farms Cooperative in Vandalia, Michigan. The Family Farms Cooperative operated a cow share program where members own part of a cow and …Read More »

March 10 2010 Campylobacter Linked to Consumption of Adam Dean and Pasture Maid Creamery Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

The public was urged to dispose of dairy products produced by Pasture Maid Creamery in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The raw milk from the dairy was tested and found to contain Campylobacter. The health department had received reports of Campylobac…Read More »

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

  • 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 »

August 08 Vermont Picnic and Private Home Raw Milk and Ice Cream 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Ice Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Orleans County, Vermont, among people who had consumed unpasteurized milk or unpasteurized ice cream. The milk likely originated from a local producer. No milk was tested so no confirmation of the source w…Read More »

May 08 2008 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy Unpasteurized Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A cluster of campylobacter cases occurred in Del Norte County, California. One of the hospitalized cases was diagnosed with acute motor axonal neuropathy, a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare complication of campylobacter infection. Guillain-Bar…Read More »

April 08 Massachusetts Other Location Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who drank raw milk in Massachusetts. The exposure location was described only as "other." No further details were available.…Read More »

April 08 Utah Private Home Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who drank raw milk in a private home in Utah. The animal source of the milk was not described.…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Unpasteurized, Raw Milk and Cheese, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

In February, the Pennsylvania Department of Health received reports of two laboratory-confirmed infections of Salmonella Typhimurium. The isolates matched by pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique, and the patient…Read More »

February 06 New York Private Home Unpasteurized Milk 2006

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Two people in Tompkins county, New York, became ill after consuming raw, or unpasteurized, milk. Farmers were allowed to sell raw milk in New York state. Raw milk from the farm tested positive for Campylobacter.…Read More »

December 05 2005 E. coli O157:H7 Among Customers of the Dee Creek Farm Cow Share Program, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Unpasteurized milk from a farm in Cowlitz County, Washington, was consumed by persons who had participated in a cow-share program and was the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. Persons purchased interests in, or shares of, dairy cows in return f…Read More »

September 05 2005 Outbreak of Campylobacter at a Group Treatment Home Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacteriosis occurred among people who drank unpasteurized, raw milk at a group treatment home in Bear River, Utah. A local clergyman brought the milk, and some brownies and cookies. The milk came from his farm.…Read More »

January 02 2002 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Infections at a High School Athletic Team Dinner, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among student athletes who attended a dinner. Raw (unpasteurized) milk was served at the event, and people were aware that the milk was raw. The milk was a gift to support the team. At the time, the sta…Read More »

June 98 1998 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Cloverleaf Farm brand Cheese Curds 1998, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Eight laboratory confirmed E. coli O157:H7 cases in Wisconsin prompted an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. A case-control study found a strong association between illness and consumption of fresh cheese curds …Read More »

April 94 1994 Campylobacter Among Visitors to a Dairy, Cardiff England, Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A nursery school trip to a dairy farm led to an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis. Illness was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk while visiting the dairy. There was a significant dose response relationship b…Read More »

December 92 1992 E. coli O157:H7 Linked Commercially Distributed Unpasteurized Milk

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Commercially sold, raw milk, from a single dairy in Oregon was implicated in a prolonged outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak was first detected in April, 1993 when six cases were identified. At the time the sale of raw milk from grocery stores…Read More »

January 85 1985 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked Jalisco Products, Inc., Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheeses, California

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

Between January 1 and August 15, 1985, 142 cases of listeriosis were identified in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. Ninety three cases (65.5%) occurred in pregnant women or their offspring and 49 (34.5%) in nonpregnant adults. There wer…Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of E. coli O53:H10 Linked to Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Chronic diarrhea was reported among a cluster of residents of the community of Brainerd, Minnesota. Routine enteric laboratory tests revealed no pathogens. Yersinia enterocolitica was later recovered from the stool of one case patient. E. coli O53…Read More »

May 83 1983 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk During a Dairy Farm Visit, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among first grade students who drank raw milk while visiting a farm in central Pennsylvania. Illness risk was associated with the quantity of milk that was consumed during the visit.…Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to consumption of Raw Milk, Arizona

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In early 1983, an outbreak of illness was caused by raw milk contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The outbreak strain was resistant to several antibiotics(ampicillin, chloramphenicol, kanamycin sulfate, streptomycin, sulfonamide, and tetracycli…Read More »

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