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 »

Search Results

1998 Outbreak of E. coli O157:NM Associated with Alfalfa and Clover Mixed 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 had disinfected the seeds irregularly; numerous violations of Good Manufacturing Practices were identified.

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 1998
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California
  • Organism(s):
  • Other
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Vegetable, Alfalfa, Clover Sprouts
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 8
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 8
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

Other Databases

Contact Us

Questions and comments welcome. Please fill out the form below and we will respond to your inquiry.

 *
 *
 *
 *

* Required Fields