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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June 10 Delaware Raw Dairy Products 2010

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

In June, two separate illness incidents were linked to the consumption of raw dairy products in the state of Delaware. A New Castle County woman developed Brucellosis, and a Sussex County man developed Listeriosis. Both had consumed raw dairy produ…Read More »

August 09 Mexican Unpasteurized Dairy Products 2009

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

At least 264 cases of brucellosis were identified in Guanajuato state, Mexico, by August 18. The local health officer advised the local population to avoid unpasteurized dairy products, mainly those derived from goats' milk. Cases were reported fro…Read More »

April 09 Virginia Private Home Cow Cheese and Goat Cheese 2009

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Cow, Goat

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis was associated with eating cow or goat cheese in a private home in Virginia. There was no description of whether the cheese was pasteurized or whether it was homemade.…Read More »

March 07 California Private Home Queso Fresco, Unpasteurized 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis occurred among people in a private home who ate queso fresco, a soft cheese that is often made from unpasteurized milk. The implicated cheese was indeed made from unpasteurized milk; the animal source of the milk …Read More »

August 06 Kansas Private Home Raw Goat Cheese 2006

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis occurred among people who had eaten raw goat cheese in a private home in Kansas.…Read More »

February 05 Texas Private Home Imported Queso Fresco 2005

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

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco, cheese in a private home in Texas.…Read More »

July 01 2001 Brucella Linked to Consumption of homemade, raw milk cheese, California

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

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis was associated with eating homemade, unpasteurized, raw milk cheese in California.…Read More »

December 83 Texas Private Home Imported Unpasteurized Goat Cheese 1983

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Goat, Raw, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

A confirmed outbreak of Brucella melitensis occurred among residents of a predominantly Hispanic neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The source of the infections was traced to unpasteurized goats' milk cheese imported from Mexico. Nineteen of the 31 pati…Read More »

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