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 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Ground Beef sold at Publix Super Markets, Florida

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

On August 30, 2018 Publix Super Markets Inc. issued a recall of ground beef products made from chuck associated with an outbreak of E. coli O26 in Florida. Eighteen outbreak associated were identified with illness onset dates ranging from July 5 to J…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O26 At Two Restaurants at Nintendo of America Campus, Redmond, Washington

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

In July 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) associated with I Love Sushi and Sodexo's Café Mario at Nintendo of America campus in Redmond, Washington. Café Mario is operated by Sodexo a…Read More »

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 »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Homegrown Restaurants, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken pesto sandwich

On May 25, 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of E. Coli O26 associated with Homegrown Restaurants. Four cases were reported. Three were laboratory confirmed with a genetically indistinguishable strain of E. Coli …Read More »

March 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • romaine lettuce

In April 2018 local, state and federal public health and agriculture agencies announced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. On June 28, 2018 the CDC declared the outbreak over. A total of 21…Read More »

December 18 2018 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

On September 7, 2018 the Washington Department of Health issued a health alert notifying consumers of an outbreak of shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Dungeness Valley Creamery raw milk. Lab results confirmed th…Read More »

November 17 2017 Multistate/Multiprovince Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Leafy Greens, United States and Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Leafy greens, romaine

At least 15 states reported 24 laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 that appeared to be linked to consumption of leafy greens. Illnesses started on dates from November 15 through December 12, 2017. Among the 18 ill people for whom the CDC ha…Read More »

October 17 2017 E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 outbreak among Marine recruits, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • beef

In October 2017 an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and E. coli O26 occurred among recruits at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego and the command's field training facilities at Edson Range, Camp Pendleton, California. Investigators identified 62 …Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O26 in Multiple Counties, Colorado

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

Six people residing in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties, Colorado were laboratory confirmed with E. coli O26 between September 1, 2017 and October 15, 2017. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Three out of 6 cases consumed raw spina…Read More »

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 »

July 17 2017 E. coli Outbreak, Plast Camp, Geauga County Ohio

  • Organism:
  • E. coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2017 Geauga County Health District investigated an outbreak of E. coli among campers at Plast Camp located in the county. There were two confirmed cases. According to Health District Commissioner, Robert Weisdack, a "handful of other kids sai…Read More »

June 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Animal Exposure, Utah

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal exposure

In the summer of 2017 local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections in the Hildale/Colorado City community near the Utah and Arizona border. Twelve case-patients met the case definition. Eight…Read More »

March 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Chicken & Rice Guys, Massachusetts

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

In March 2017 local and state agencies in Massachusetts investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to food prepared at Chicken & Rice Guys. The Middle Eastern food emporium which operates three restaurants in Boston and one in Medford, along …Read More »

January 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to IM Healthy SoyNut Butter

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • SoyNut Butter

Local, state and federal public health and regulatory officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of IM Healthy SoyNut Butter manufactured by Dixie Dew Products, Inc. of Erlander, Kentucky. Thirty-two illnesses were repor…Read More »

January 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Western Stock Show, Colorado

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

In January 2017 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Outbreak associated cases attended a western stock show in Denver. Exposure dates ranged from January 11, 2017 to January 21, 2017. Dates of illness onset r…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Louisburg Cider Mill Festival, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unpasteurized apple cider

In October 2016 public health officials in Kansas and Missouri investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among people who attended the Louisburg Cider Mill Festival held over two weekends in September and October, 2016. Fifty-six people reported il…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at Matador Restaurant, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In September 2016, Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred among patrons of Matador Restaurant located at 2221 NW Market Street in Seattle. PHS…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli at the Logan County Fair, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In August 2016 there was an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin E. coli O26 at the Logan County Fair in Sterling, Colorado. Five outbreak cases were identified including 4 who were culture confirmed. All cases spent multiple days …Read More »

June 16 2016 E. coli O157 Linked to PT Farms Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, ground

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of ground beef produced by PT Farms LLC, a North Haverhill, NH producer. People who became ill…Read More »

June 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Adams Farm Beef Products

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

The CDC, multiple states and the USDA FSIS investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of beef products produced by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts. Eleven ill people with the outbreak strain were reported by 5 st…Read More »

May 16 2016 STEC Outbreak Linked to Stream Water, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In May 2016 four cases of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) were reported to public health officials in northern California. Case-patients, ranging in age 1 to 3 years, had played in a stream adjacent to a children's playground within a city park.Exposure o…Read More »

May 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Pho 75, Aurora, Colorado

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

Public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred among patrons of Pho 75, a restaurant located in Aurora, Colorado. Meal dates ranged between May 24 and June 10. Tri-County Health Department (TCHD) staff c…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157 associated with Oak Leaf Farm, Lebanon, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In March 2016 the Connecticut Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections among persons who visited Oak Leaf Farm, a goat farm located in Lebanon, Connecticut. A total of 50 confirmed cases of E. coli were identifi…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of STEC linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Golden Valley Guernseys, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

In March 2016 local and state public health, laboratory and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of non-O157 Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) among members of a herd share. Prior to symptom onset, ill persons consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk prod…Read More »

December 16 2016 E. coli O157 Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts Produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Sprouts, alfalfa

State, local and federal public health and regulatory officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts, Inc. of River Falls, Wisconsin. Eleven people were infected with t…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 15 2015-2016 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Dough Mix at Pizza Ranch

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • pizza dough

In 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of products made with contaminated dough mix. A total of 13 cases were reported by 9 states. Eight were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illness onset d…Read More »

November 15 2015 Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unpasteurized apple cider

In November 2015 public health officials in Illinois investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among individuals who attended the Pike County Fall color Drive. An estimated 30,000 people attended the festival. One hundred four cases were i…Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Washington and Oregon

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

The CDC, FDA, USDA FSIS and public health officials in several states investigated two outbreaks of E. coli O26 linked to food sold at Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants. Public health investigators used PulseNet to identify illnesses that were part …Read More »

October 15 2015 Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Rotisserie chicken salad

The CDC, FDA, USDA and health officials in several states investigated a multi state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad. The outbreak was concentrated mostly in the western United States. Nineteen…Read More »

September 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O111, Oxford County (Maine) Fair

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • animal exposure

In October 2015 Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ME CDC) staff investigated an outbreak of E. coli O111:H8 infections among two children who attended the Oxford County Fair. One child, age 20 months, attended the fair on September 16 …Read More »

August 15 2015 E. coli O157 Linked to Los Chilangos food truck, Seattle, Washington

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

Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of food sold by a mobile vendor, Los Chilangos. In total 13 people became ill (12 laboratory confirmed, 1 probable case). Exposure dates ranged from Augu…Read More »

August 15 2015 STEC Outbreak, Worthy Burger, Vermont

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • ground beef

Public health officials in Vermont investigated an outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) that was linked to consumption of ground beef at Worthy Burger, a restaurant located in South Royalton. In total 6 confirmed cases and 3 probable cases were id…Read More »

July 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O157 cluster, Red River Valley Fair-North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In July 2015 the North Dakota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 in persons who attended the Red River Valley Fair held in West Fargo, North Dakota. The fair was held from July 7 through July 12. Five cases were identified.…Read More »

April 15 2015 E. coli O157 Outbreak at Milk Makers Fest, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In April 2015 local and state public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 that occurred among people who attended the Milk Makers Fest held at the Northwest Washington Fairground in Lynden, Washington. The event was held between…Read More »

December 15 2015 E. coli O157 Outbreak Linked to Chipotle Mexican Grill, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In early August 2015 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 that occurred among five patrons of Chipotle Mexican Grill located at 1415 Broadway in Seattle, Washington. Illness onset dates occurred on July 2…Read More »

July 14 2014 E. coli O157 and Zerebko Zoo Tran Traveling Petting Zoo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

The Minnesota Department of Health identified at least 13 people who were infected with E. coli O157 linked to the Zerebko Zoo Tran traveling petting zoo. The 13 patients ranged in age from 2 to 68 years. Seven were hospitalized. Two patients develo…Read More »

June 14 2014 E. coli O157 Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Sold at Whole Foods, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, ground

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the USDA FSIS identified three patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 who became ill after consuming ground beef sold at Whole Foods stores in Newton,…Read More »

June 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O111 Linked to Cabbage Salad, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Cabbage salad

Minnesota Department of Health traced an outbreak of E. coli O111 to cabbage salad sold at Applebee's and Yard House restaurants in June and July 2014. Fifteen people were ill. Thirteen patients ate at Applebee's Restaurants in Minnesota. One perso…Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O121 Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On May 21, 2014 an outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to consumption of clover sprouts was announced by health officials in Washington and Idaho. On August 1, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. In total 19 patients had been confirmed with E. coli…Read More »

April 14 2014 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) at Oklahoma State Fairgrounds

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In April 2014 the Oklahoma State Department of Health investigated a spike of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) among at least a dozen people who had attended agricultural events around the state. One group of patients attended the Oklahoma Youth Expo at th…Read More »

April 14 2014 E. coli O157 Outbreak Linked to Wolverine Packing Company Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

On June 20, 2014 the CDC published the final update of an outbreak of E. coli O157 involving at 12 people residing in 4 states (Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. The outbreak prompted a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef produced b…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of Salmonella and E. coli at a luncheon in Decatur, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

At least 19 people became ill following a luncheon held on May 30, 2014 at the Bridge Builders Church in Decatur, Alabama. A private laboratory tested specimens from 9 persons. One tested positive for E. coli, one tested positive for Salmonella, an…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 »

October 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Ready-to-Eat Salads

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • ready-to-eat salads

In 2013 local, state and federal investigators linked an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 to consumption of ready-to-eat salads produced by glass Onion Catering of Richmond, California. A majority of the 33 ill persons reported purchasing salads at differ…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. coli O157 Infections at Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In October 2013 three Minnesota children became ill with E. coli O157 infections after contact with animals at Dehn's Pumpkins located in Dayton, Minnesota. One child was hospitalized and developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The children visited the …Read More »

October 13 2013 E. coli O157:H7 outbreak at Denver area Jimmy John's Restaurants

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce

In October 2013 Colorado public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred among customers of three Denver area Jimmy John's restaurants. A total of 8 people became sick. Meal dates ranged between October 5 and Octobe…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. Coli O157:H7 Infections at a Fall Harvest Festival, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In October 2013 routine surveillance of reported E. Coli O157 cases triggered an investigation of an outbreak that occurred at a petting zoo at a fall harvest festival in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The two case patients had attended the festival on O…Read More »

August 13 2013 E. coli O157 Infections Associated with a Restaurant, Rochester, Minnesota

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

In August 2013 Minnesota public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among persons who consumed Mexican-style food from a restaurant located in Rochester. Three laboratory confirmed cases had purchased food from the restaurant ca…Read More »

August 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Associated with a Wedding, Spring Lake Park, Minnesota

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

Persons who attended a wedding on August 24, 2013 at Spring Lake Park in North Mankato became ill with E. coli O157:H7. Approximately 30-50 people attended the wedding. Twenty-one attendees were interviewed. Eleven persons residing in 8 households me…Read More »

July 13 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at Frederico's Mexican Restaurant, July 2013

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • lettuce

Maricopa County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which occurred in July 2013. A total of 94 ill persons were identified. The source of the outbreak was traced to a single location of Federico's Mexican Restaura…Read More »

July 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Swimming in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 state health officials in Minnesota identified three cases of E. coli O157 illness in Minnesotans linked to swimming in the Big Island area of Lake Minnetonka. The illnesses occurred in young adults, and all were residents of the seven-c…Read More »

July 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Gort's Cheese Products

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

The Public Health Agency of Canada and provincial partners in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in 28 patients who consumed cheese products manufactured by Gort's Gouda Cheese Far…Read More »

July 13 2013 E. Coli O57:H7 Infections Associated with Swimming in Lake Minnetonka

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In July 2013 the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) investigated an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 among three individuals who shared an indistinguishable strain by PFGE, pattern MN179ECB13 (Minnesota designation). All three cases reported boating and…Read More »

June 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Los Burritos Mexicanos Restaurant, Lombard, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In mid-June 2013 the DuPage County (Illinois) Health Department announced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurring among customers of Los Burritos Mexicanos Restaurant located at 1015 E. Saint Charles Road in Lombard, Illinois. As of June 18 there w…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to ground beef, Brazos County, Texas,

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, ground

Brazos County (Texas) Health Department announced that an E. coli outbreak involving at least 5 confirmed cases was linked to ground beef from a local restaurant. Tests to confirm illnesses in 5 other patients were classified as "probable" cases. Th…Read More »

March 13 2013 Outbreak of Suspected Shiga Toxin E. coli Associated with a Restaurant in Minneapolis

  • Organism:
  • Unknown
  • Vehicle:
  • Ill foodhandler

In March 2013 two individuals from separate households reported illness following a meal at a restaurant located in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Hennepin County Public Health Protection (HCPH) investigation. MDH interview…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 »

November 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Mitchell Hill Farm Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, apple, unpasteurized

In November 2012 Michigan public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of unpasteurized apple cider produced by Mitchell Hill Farm in Ellsworth, Michigan. Four individuals were hospitalized, including two…Read More »

October 12 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Cleveland County (NC) Fair, 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

In October 2012 North Carolina state health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among persons who attended the Cleveland County Fair. The fair ran from Septebmer 26 to October 7. In total 106 people were reported ill; 25 were confirmed…Read More »

October 12 2012 E. coli O157 at Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch and Petting Zoo, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In October 2012 Cowlitz County health officials confirmed one case and one probable case of E. coli linked to Willow Grove Gardens Pumpkin Patch located in Longview. One child was hospitalized.…Read More »

October 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, leafy greens

In November 2012 the CDC and public health officials in several states and the FDA announced an investigation of E. coli O157 illnesses linked to consumption of Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix lettuce Mix produced by State Garden of Chel…Read More »

September 12 XL Foods Inc. beef linked to E. coli O157 Illnesses, 2012

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak

Following identification of 4 patients in Edmonton, Alberta in September 2012 who were infected with E. coli O157 after consuming steaks purchased at Costco and manufactured by XL Foods, Inc. public health investigators in Canada learned of additiona…Read More »

August 12 2012 E. coli at Saginaw Correctional Facility

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

The Saginaw Correctional Facility was placed under quarantine due to an outbreak of E. coli in August and September 2012. At least 89 prisoners and 7 staff were ill. The majority of cases were reported from August 27-30, with 2 cases on September 2 …Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Canada and California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E. coli O157 was linked to romaine lettuce grown and distributed by Amazing Coachella Inc., which is the parent company of Peter Rabbit Farms, both based in Coachella, California. Health officials in New Brunswick, Canada identified at…Read More »

April 12 South Carolina E. coli O157:H7 Mexican Restaurant 2012

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

In May of 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)announced that it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that had sickened 11 individuals in the Spartanburg area. All 11 victims reported eating at the…Read More »

March 12 2012 Oubreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Unpasteruized Cow's Milk, Missouri

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

In March 2012 the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of unpasteurized (raw) cow's milk produced by a Howard County dairy. Nineteen cases were identified …Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

October 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Salad Bars

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was first identified in the region around Saint Louis, Missouri. Cases were found in Saint Louis, Jefferson, Saint Charles, and Saint Clair counties and in the city of Saint Louis. The cases ranged in age from 1 to 94…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 »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Strawberries, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Oregon. The farm sold berries to buyers who in turn distributed them to roadside stands and farmers' markets in Multnomah, Washington, Cla…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenegruk Sprouts, France

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Fenugreek, Mustard, Rucola

On June 24, France reported a cluster of cases of bloody diarrhea in a group of people who attended a community event held at a recreational center in Bègles, Bordeaux, on June 8. At least twelve participants developed bloody diarrhea or hemolytic u…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Splash Park, Opelika, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

In June 2011 nineteen people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after swimming at the Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatics Center Splash Park in Alabama. Exposure dates ranged from June 4 to June 22. Five children tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Three …Read More »

May 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O104:H4 Linked to Fenugreek Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Fenugreek

Beginning in May, an outbreak of E. coli O104:H4, an enterohemorrhagic E. coli, spread rapidly throughout northern Germany affecting mostly adults and females. On May 25, the Robert Koch Institut, Germany's disease control authority, advised the pub…Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Amira Enterprises Raw Shelled Walnuts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Walnuts

On April 4, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 had occurred in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Several people had consumed raw shelled walnuts; walnuts were suspected as the vehicle …Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to White Valley Grain Fed Beef Liver, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Liver

On August 10, 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412) warned the public to avoid eating the company's grain fed veal liver because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There had been reports of…Read More »

November 10 2010 E. coli O157 outbreak linked to faulty wastewater system, Mississippi

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Sewage

In November 2010 the Mississippi State Department of Health investigated a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases in the Tombigbee Public Health District IV (Starkville/Columbus area). Nine patients were confirmed with E. coli O157:H7 and 4 patients were c…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Baugher's Orchard and Farm Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Maryland

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit or Vegetable Beverages, Juice, Apple, Cider, Unpasteurized

An outbreak linked to drinking Baugher's Orchard and Farm apple cider and E. coli O157:H7 was announced by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene on November 5, 2012. In total 7 patients were identified. Five patients were confirmed wi…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 »

April 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O145 Linked to Freshway Foods Romaine Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine, Lettuce

Cases of a genetically-identical strain of E. coli O145 were identified in the states of Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and New York. Illness onsets occurred between April 10 and 26. Several of the cases were students at Ohio State Univer…Read More »

March 10 2010 Four Mile Prison Dairy Person-to-Person and Animal Contact

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

A protracted, outbreak of E. coli O111:NM occurred at the Four Mile Prison, a Colorado correctional facility. The correctional facility housed its own dairy. During April–July, 10 inmates at the facility were diagnosed with E. coli O111(STEC O111)…Read More »

February 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery School, England

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

As many as 25 pupils at Feltham Hill Infant & Nursery School, in England, developed gastroenteritis. The day care program closed after two children were taken to the hospital. Thirteen illnesses were subsequently confirmed as E. coli O157:H7. On Fe…Read More »

December 10 2010 E. coli O26 in a Daycare - Kittitas County, Washington

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

Fifteen Kittitas County residents were infected with E. coli O26 in June and July 2010. Case patients ranged in age from 23 months to 7 years. One child was hospitalized. Fourteen of 15 children attended three child care facilities which were tempor…Read More »

September 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Church Brothers LLC Leafy Greens

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce

In September, 2009, a cluster of patients who had been infected with an indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157:H7 was identified. Initially case-patients were identified in Colorado, Utah, and New York State. Additional case-patients were identif…Read More »

September 09 2009 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Restaurant, Washington

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 2009 Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to leaf lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Romaine lettuce

In September 2009 public health officials in Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa, Connecticut, and Missouri identified a cluster of patients with an indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157. The cluster was assigned 0910MLEXH-1. Two Colorado …Read More »

August 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Welsh Dance Camp

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

Persons who attended a Welsh Dance Camp between July 29 and August 9, 2009, developed symptoms consistent with E.coli O157:H7. Two cases were confirmed as E. coli O157:H7; the strains matched each other. Pembrokeshire County Council's Public Protect…Read More »

June 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 at an Employee Catered Lunch, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown Cross Contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among a company's employees who attended a lunch that was catered by a grocery store. One culture-confirmed case did not attend the lunch, but had consumed ground beef purchased from the same grocery store. A…Read More »

May 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Mower County Graduation Party

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Potato Salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating potato salad at a graduation party held in Mower County, Minnesota. One of the cases had developed bloody diarrhea prior to preparing the potato salad and was the likely source of con…Read More »

March 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Nestle Raw Refrigerated Prepackaged Cookie Dough

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Cookie Dough Grains, Flour

Eighty ill persons infected with a single strain of E. coli O157:H7 were identified in at least 31 states. At least 70 of these illnesses were confirmed by an advanced DNA test as being the same strain of E.coli O157: H7. An epidemiological study i…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Romaine

Johnathan's Family Restaurant in Burlington, Ontario, Canada, was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 involving romaine lettuce. This outbreak was one of four, concurrent, restaurant-associated outbreaks in Ontario, Canada. The E.coli O157:…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at Little Red Rooster Restaurant Ontario

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Romaine

The owners of Little Red Rooster Restaurant, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, closed the restaurant in October after an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was discovered. This outbreak was one of four, concurrent, outbreaks of E.coli O157:H7 occurri…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at M. T. Belllies Restaurant, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Romaine

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at M.T. Bellies Restaurant, Welland, Ontario, Canada. This was one of four, concurrent, restaurant-associated, outbreaks of E.coli O157:H7 that occurred in Ontario, Canada. Romaine lettuce wa…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking unpasteurized, apple cider at a fair in Iowa.…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 »

August 08 2008 Country Cottage Restaurant, Non-O157 STEC

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

Customers eating at the Country Cottage Restaurant in Locust Grove, Oklahoma, between August 15 and August 24, 2008, became ill with E.coli O111. The exact mode of spread within the restaurant was never established, however the epidemiological analy…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 in Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Melon, Cantaloupe Beef, Ground Beef

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten cantaloupe or ground beef at a private home in Colorado.…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef at an Alaska Boarding House

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Three people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef at a boarding house in Alaska.…Read More »

June 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Restaurant, Washington

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

Two people developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7 after eating at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 08 2008 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Tennessee Prison Linked to pre-packaged Salad

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Pre-packaged salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of pre-packaged salad at a prison in Tennessee.…Read More »

October 07 2007 Non-O157 STEC Linked to Consumption of Belgian Pasteurized Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Pasteurized

People who had eaten ice cream produced and sold at a farm in Antwerp developed Verotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC). The pasteurized ice cream was served at two birthday parties and at the farm. Two strains of E.coli were involved in this outbreak E.…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella in Floyd County, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157, Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

In September 2007 local and state health officials in Indiana investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella among children who attended the Galena Elementary School in Floyds Knob, Indiana. The only common exposure among case-patients was att…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 07 2007 Minnesota High School Potluck Dinner Baked Beans and Unknown Fruit

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Baked Beans Fruit

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended a potluck meal at a Hennepin County, Minnesota, high school. There were reports of a lack of serving utensils at the event, and that utensils were used to serve multiple item…Read More »

June 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria, Alabama

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Shredded Lettuce Cross contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at Little Rosie's Mexican Taqueria in Huntsville, Alabama. The source of the outbreak was believed to have been shredded lettuce which became contaminated at the restaurant.…Read More »

November 06 Taco Bell Restaurants Lettuce 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Shredded Lettuce, iceberg

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in the Northeastern United States. Ill persons ate at Taco Bell Restaurants. At first green onions were implicated by the Centers for Disease Control; later lettuce was suspected. Ill persons ate a variety of…Read More »

November 06 2006 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Taco John's Restaurants Linked to Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Iceberg lettuce

Iowa and Minnesota health officials investigated an E.coli O157:H7 outbreak among patrons at Taco John's restaurants in Iowa(Cedar Falls) and Minnesota (Albert Lea and Austin). Although this outbreak occurred at the same time as the Taco Bell E.coli…Read More »

July 06 2006 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Strawberries or Blueberries, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in Massachusetts. The vehicles were strawberries or blueberries.…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 »

October 05 2005 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at the Big Fresno Fair/Great American Petting Zoo, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

At least six children who attended the Big Fresno Fair and who had visited the petting zoo developed illnesses caused by the same strain of E.coli O157:H7. The petting zoo was operated by Great American Petting Zoo. United Site Services provided al…Read More »

September 05 2005 E. coli O157:H7 at Robinswood Pointe Senior Living Facility, Bellevue, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross-contamination

Food served at an assisted living facility in Bellevue, Washington, was the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among residents and visitors. The investigation suggested that the outbreak originated from improper food handling and the resulting…Read More »

August 05 2005 New York Prison Food Worker, Non-O157 STEC

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Food worker

In August and September,, 2005, 2.4% of the inmates at a New York state correctional facility reported diarrhea. Seventeen had bloody stools which led the facility to submit stool samples for laboratory testing. Sixteen samples tested positive for …Read More »

May 05 2005 non-O157 STEC at a DuPage County, Illinois Restaurant

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

Enterotoxigenic E. coli O169:H41 was implicated in 24 illnesses from a DuPage County, Illinois restaurant. The health department investigation implicated the restaurant as the likely source of the infections, however no particular food could be iden…Read More »

September 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Apple Cider, New York

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

Direct sales of fresh pressed apple cider from an orchard in New York State led to outbreaks of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium parvum. The facility qualified as a retail establishment and was exempt from HACCP regulations.…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 »

August 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O169:H49 at a Catered Party, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Seafood, Finfish, Catfish Produce-Based Salad, Cabbage Coleslaw

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O169:H49 was associated with eating catfish or cabbage coleslaw served at a catered party in Tennessee.…Read More »

January 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Alfalfa Sprouts at a Minnesota Restaurant

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

In February, a cluster of E.coli O157:H7 (4 cases) and E. coli O157:NM (3 cases) was detected in Minnesota. Illness appeared to be associated with eating alfalfa sprouts served at restaurants although two of the cases appeared to be caused by second…Read More »

September 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Jello, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Jell-O, Cross contamination Breads and Bakery, Doughnuts, donuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at the King Garden Buffet Restaurant in Wooster, Ohio. The health department determined that the outbreak had been caused by consumption of Jell-O salad and doughnuts. An environmental inspection o…Read More »

July 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Spokane Dance Camp Linked to Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine lettuce

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a dance camp held between July 11-14 on the campus of Eastern Washington University. The camp was for middle and high school girls. Attendees were from Washington, Montana, and Minnesota. S…Read More »

July 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to California Alfalfa Sprouts

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

Five E. coli O157:H7 isolates with indistinguishable pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns were identified and investigated in California. Risk of illness was attributed to the consumption of alfalfa sprouts. A traceback led back to a si…Read More »

August 01 2001 E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Unpasteurizd Goat Milk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

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

Nubian goats owned by 18 families who ran a co-operative farm in Nanaimo, British Columbia, produced milk that was contaminated with E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak first affected the children of a family new to the co-operative. Later the children of…Read More »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Colorado Prison Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef, Hamburger

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, in a Colorado prison.…Read More »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a New York Prison, Unknown Vehicle

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in a New York state prison. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 00 2001 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Medina County, Ohio, Fairgrounds

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with drinking water at a fairgrounds in Medina County, Ohio. An initial cluster of cases was revealed in August among people who attended the county fair. At that time, the environmental invest…Read More »

November 99 1999 E. coli O157:H7, Fleetwood Sausage Company, British Columbia, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Salami

Over a twelve week period, 143 cases of genetically indistinguishable, E.coli O157:H7 were identified in British Columbia, Canada. Salami was implicated as the food vehicle. The salami had been produced by Fleetwood Sausage Company. Fleetwood Sausa…Read More »

November 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Retirement Facility, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine Lettuce Caesar Salad

In November, 1999, seven residents of a Pennsylvania retirement facility were hospitalized with E. coli O157:H7 infections. An investigation determined the outbreak was associated with eating romaine lettuce that had been prepared in one of the fac…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157 in Clark County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water, Lake

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among visitors to a lake, in a state park, in Clark County, Washington. All cases were children who had swum in the lake. Tests of lake water and sediment samples collected in early September, from the c…Read More »

August 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Infections at a County Fair, New York

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Water

In 1999 an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter jejuni occurred among visitors of the Washington County, New York fair. One source of water at the fairgrounds was not chlorinated which led to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter …Read More »

August 99 1999 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at Restaurants and Private Home

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating romaine lettuce in restaurants and in private home settings.…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Ground Beef, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes in Washington state.…Read More »

February 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Iceberg Lettuce at Golden Corral Steak House Iceberg Lettuce, Nebraska

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, leafy greens, lettuce, iceberg, head

People who ate at the Golden Corral Steak House restaurant, in Kearney County, Nebraska, during the last week of February became ill with E.coli O157:H7. Iceberg lettuce was implicated in the outbreak.…Read More »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Hamburger

During February-March, 1999, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections involving guests and employees at the Sunday River Ski resort, in Maine, was investigated. The outbreak was associated with consumption of ground beef patties produced by a compa…Read More »

December 99 1999 E.coli at Downstate Labor Day Party, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In September 1999 Illinois Department of Public Health traced a large outbreak of E. coli O157 to beef served at an annual Downstate Labor Day party held in Petersburg, Illinois. The party organized by farmer, Tom Baird was the fourth annual "Cornsta…Read More »

October 98 1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Finley School, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

Eleven students in Finley School District No. 53 became ill after eating ground beef tacos that had been served in a school lunch. On inspection, food handling errors were noted in the school kitchen. No food handlers were known to be ill. There w…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 »

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 »

June 97 1997 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Alfalfa Sprouts

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

Outbreaks of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in Michigan and Virginia in June and July. Most of the cases shared the same genetic strain of E.coli O157:H7 and were phage type 32. Case control studies done independently in both states found that consumption…Read More »

October 96 1996 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

The Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified about four laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection in residents of New Haven County. Additional case-finding was conducted, and with this effort, a total of eight cases had the…Read More »

July 96 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of White Radish Sprouts, Japan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, White Radish Sprouts

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, in July, 1996. Most of the ill were children who had attended the elementary schools in the city (total illness associated with the schools was 8355). The illnesses were…Read More »

December 96 1996 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Apple Cider, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Juice, Apple Cider

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was epidemiologically linked to the consumption of apple cider that had been served at a church event. The cider had been made by a small cider mill from local apples. The apples had been washed before pressing.…Read More »

December 95 1995 E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Deer Meat Jerky

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Deer, Jerky

Homemade venison jerky was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Oregon. The same strain of E.coli O157:H7 was isolated from the people and from the jerky. Deer fecal samples were collected from nearby forest land and E.coli O157:H7 was id…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 »

October 91 1991 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Apple Juice, Apple Cider

Drinking apple cider from a specific cider mill in Massachusetts was statistically associated with E. coli O157:H7 infection. Fortunately the number of contaminated lots of apple cider were small. Cultures of ten cider containers purchased from the…Read More »

May 88 1988 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Graduation Banquet Linked to Roast Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Roast Beef, Vegetable, Salad

Roast beef that was served at a university graduation banquet led to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The resulting illnesses were relatively mild, however two persons required hospitalization. Most persons had nonbloody diarrhea, and no one develop…Read More »

September 83 1983 Multistate Outbreak of STEC Linked to Marcillat French Semi-soft Brie and Camembert Cheese

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized

In September 1983, in the District of Columbia, three clusters of gastrointestinal illness were investigated and were found to be associated with eating imported French Brie cheese. The outbreaks involved one lot of cheese and one distributor in the…Read More »

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