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Vermont Picnic and Private Home Raw Milk and Ice Cream 2008

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 was made. At least two people had consumed ice cream made with raw milk while at a picnic. Even if the link with milk had been proved, Vermont did not have the regulatory authority to recall the milk.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2008
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Vermont
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Dairy, Milk, Ice Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Picnic
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Unknown
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 3
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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