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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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 »

October 14 2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Commercially Produced, Prepackaged Caramel Apples

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • caramel apples

On December 19, 2014 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples. On February 12, 2015 the outbreak was declared to be over. A total of 35 people infected with the out…Read More »

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