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 »

March 07 Ontario Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2007

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

A child in Grey Bruce, Ontario, became seriously ill with Yersinia after drinking raw milk from the family's own farm.…Read More »

December 05 Norwegian Ready-To-Eat, Processed Pork 2005

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

In Norway, Yersiniosis is the third most common reported cause of bacterial gastroenteritis. An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica O:9, biotype 2, was detected in early 2006. Case-patients resided in two neighboring counties of Norway. A case con…Read More »

May 03 2003 Outbreak of Yersinia psuedotuberculosis at a School, Finland

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Carrots

A cluster of gastrointestinal illness and erythema nodosum was detected among Finnish day care center and school children who had eaten lunches prepared by the same institutional kitchen. A case control study was conducted. Only grated carrots were…Read More »

November 02 Chitterling 2002

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Other Pork, Chitterlings

Nine infants developed gastroenteritis associated with Yersinia enterocolitica. Eight of the infants had been fed Chitterlings, or Chitlins. Chitterlings are pig intestines. Careful cleaning of the chitterlings, and a long cooking process, are nee…Read More »

November 02 New York Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2002

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica occurred in New York state. Neither the vehicle of infection or the vehicle of infection were known.…Read More »

November 02 Alaska Ethnic Style Restaurant Unknown 2002

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica occurred among people who had eaten at an ethnic style restaurant in Alaska. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

January 02 Ham Salad 2002

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Ham, Ham Salad

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with eating ham salad in a private home in New Mexico.…Read More »

December 01 Pork Chitterlings 2001

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Chitterlings

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with eating pork chitterlings in Georgia.…Read More »

November 01 Tennessee Pork Chitterlings 2001

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Chitterlings

A confirmed outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with eating pork chitterlings at a private home in Tennessee.…Read More »

January 01 California Other Location Unknown 2001

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica occurred in California. The location was described only as other. The vehicle was not described.…Read More »

November 00 Pork Chitterlings 2000

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella, Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Chitterlings

A dual outbreak of Salmonella Group B and Yersinia entercolitica was associated with eating pork chitterlings at a private home in Georgia.…Read More »

September 99 Workplace Pork 1999

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork

An outbreak of Yersiniosis occurred among people who had eaten pork at a workplace in Texas. The preparation of the pork was not described.…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 »

February 98 Deli Meat and Other Foods 1998

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat, Deli Meat

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with eating deli meat and other foods in New York state, in private homes. A description of the deli meat was not given.…Read More »

October 95 Pasteurized Milk 1995

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

Consumption of bottled, pasteurized milk processed by a single dairy was associated with an outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica O:8. No deficiencies in pasteurization procedures or equipment were detected. At the dairy, Yersinia enterocolitica O:8 w…Read More »

November 88 Chitterlings 1988

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Pork, Pork Intestine, Chitterlings

Chitterlings were attributed to be the cause of an outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica O:3 that occurred between Thanksgiving and New Year's day. Chitterlings are pork intestines and are a traditional holiday food in some black families.…Read More »

June 82 Pasteurized Milk 1982

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

Pasteurized milk was epidemiologically implicated as the vehicle for an outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The milk was produced by a single plant. No obvious source of contamination or breach in pasteurizi…Read More »

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