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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May 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O121 Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Sprouts, Clover Sprouts

On May 21, 2014 an outbreak of E. coli O121 linked to consumption of clover sprouts was announced by health officials in Washington and Idaho. On August 1, 2014 the CDC declared the outbreak over. In total 19 patients had been confirmed with E. coli…Read More »

September 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Whole Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak was linked to the consumption of raw, unpasteurized, whole milk produced by the Dungeness Valley Creamery. There were a total of three cases. There were two E. coli strains implicated. One strain was confirmed and was E. coli O121. Th…Read More »

July 07 2007 non-O157 E. Coli at a Jefferson County Jail Linked to Pasteurized American Cheese or Margarine

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, American Cheese Fats or Oils, Margarine

An outbreak attributed to three non-O157 strains of E. coli bacteria, occurred at the Jefferson County Jail, in Colorado. The strains of E. coli associated with this outbreak were: O121; O26; O84. A report from the Centers for Disease Control and P…Read More »

July 06 Utah Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce 2006

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Unknown Iceberg lettuce

Iceberg lettuce that had been prepared and served to patrons of the Wendy's Restaurant, in Ogden, Utah, and to attendees of a catered teachers' conference at a junior high school(CORE academy) was implicated in an outbreak of E.coli O121:H19. This i…Read More »

June 06 Nebraska Day Care 2006

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O121 occurred among children who attended a Nebraska day care program. The infection was spread from person-to-person. All cases required hospitalization.…Read More »

July 99 Connecticut Lake Water 1999

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

An outbreak of E. coli O121 was associated with swimming in a Connecticut Lake. Three children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome as a result of their illness. E. coli indicative of fecal contamination was identified from sediment and water sample…Read More »

October 98 Montana Camp Unknown 1998

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O121 occurred among campers.…Read More »

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