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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August 06 Dole Brand Natural Selection Foods Bagged Spinach 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Spinach, packaged

On September 13, public health officials in Wisconsin, Oregon, and New Mexico noted E. coli O157:H7 infections with matching pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns, a genetic fingerprinting technique. These illnesses were associated with e…Read More »

September 05 Dole Food Company Triple-Washed, Ready-to-Eat, Lettuce 2005

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

In September, genetic fingerprinting test results for an E. coli O157:H7 isolate were posted by the state of Minnesota on the national PulseNet website. Later the state of Minnesota received additional reports of illness among persons who were found…Read More »

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