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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July 17 2017 E. coli O157 Outbreak, Lake Wildwood, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational water

In August 2017 Nevada County Public Health in California investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 among 18 persons who reported playing in the water at Commodore Beach in Lake Wildwood. Ten people were hospitalized. As of August 17, onset of symptoms…Read More »

January 17 2017 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to IM Healthy SoyNut Butter

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • SoyNut Butter

Local, state and federal public health and regulatory officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of IM Healthy SoyNut Butter manufactured by Dixie Dew Products, Inc. of Erlander, Kentucky. Thirty-two illnesses were repor…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at Matador Restaurant, Seattle, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In September 2016, Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) and the Washington Department of Health (WDOH) investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred among patrons of Matador Restaurant located at 2221 NW Market Street in Seattle. PHS…Read More »

June 16 2016 E. coli O157 Linked to PT Farms Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, ground

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of ground beef produced by PT Farms LLC, a North Haverhill, NH producer. People who became ill…Read More »

June 16 2016 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Adams Farm Beef Products

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

The CDC, multiple states and the USDA FSIS investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of beef products produced by Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts. Eleven ill people with the outbreak strain were reported by 5 st…Read More »

June 16 2016 Outbreak of E. Coli O157 Among Customers of Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill, Chicago

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • cilantro

In June 2016 Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH), other area local health departments and the Illinois Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 occurring among customers of Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill in Chicago.…Read More »

May 16 2016 STEC Outbreak Linked to Stream Water, California

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • recreational water

In May 2016 four cases of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) were reported to public health officials in northern California. Case-patients, ranging in age 1 to 3 years, had played in a stream adjacent to a children's playground within a city park.Exposure o…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157 associated with Oak Leaf Farm, Lebanon, Connecticut

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In March 2016 the Connecticut Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections among persons who visited Oak Leaf Farm, a goat farm located in Lebanon, Connecticut. A total of 50 confirmed cases of E. coli were identifi…Read More »

December 16 2016 E. coli O157 Linked to Alfalfa Sprouts Produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Sprouts, alfalfa

State, local and federal public health and regulatory officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of alfalfa sprouts produced by Jack & The Green Sprouts, Inc. of River Falls, Wisconsin. Eleven people were infected with t…Read More »

December 15 2015-2016 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Dough Mix at Pizza Ranch

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • pizza dough

In 2016 public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of products made with contaminated dough mix. A total of 13 cases were reported by 9 states. Eight were hospitalized. There were no deaths. Illness onset d…Read More »

October 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Chocolate Dessert, Reno, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157
  • Vehicle:
  • Cake, Chocolate Mousse

The Washoe County Health District investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to restaurant patrons who consumed chocolate mousse cake/Marquise at two restaurants in Reno, Twisted Fork and Heritage Restaurant located in the Whitney Peak Hotel. Da…Read More »

August 15 2015 E. coli O157 Linked to Los Chilangos food truck, Seattle, Washington

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

Public Health Seattle King County investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of food sold by a mobile vendor, Los Chilangos. In total 13 people became ill (12 laboratory confirmed, 1 probable case). Exposure dates ranged from Augu…Read More »

July 15 2015 Outbreak of E. coli O157 cluster, Red River Valley Fair-North Dakota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In July 2015 the North Dakota Department of Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 in persons who attended the Red River Valley Fair held in West Fargo, North Dakota. The fair was held from July 7 through July 12. Five cases were identified.…Read More »

April 15 2015 E. coli O157 Outbreak at Milk Makers Fest, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

In April 2015 local and state public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 that occurred among people who attended the Milk Makers Fest held at the Northwest Washington Fairground in Lynden, Washington. The event was held between…Read More »

July 14 2014 E. coli O157 and Zerebko Zoo Tran Traveling Petting Zoo, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

The Minnesota Department of Health identified at least 13 people who were infected with E. coli O157 linked to the Zerebko Zoo Tran traveling petting zoo. The 13 patients ranged in age from 2 to 68 years. Seven were hospitalized. Two patients develo…Read More »

July 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O157, Fond du Lac Tribe, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Celery

In July 2014 Minnesota health and agriculture agencies investigated and outbreak of E. coli O157 among residents of the Fond du Lac reservation. Many of the ill cases attended a variety of events taking place in mid-July. A catering company in Cloque…Read More »

May 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli O157, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal contact

Persons attending a party on May 5, 2014 were diagnosed with E. coli O157. Multiple families attended the party. No other common exposures were identified among primary cases during the exposure period. Four children who attended the party were labor…Read More »

July 13 Outbreak of E. coli O157 at Frederico's Mexican Restaurant, July 2013

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • lettuce

Maricopa County Department of Public Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 which occurred in July 2013. A total of 94 ill persons were identified. The source of the outbreak was traced to a single location of Federico's Mexican Restaura…Read More »

November 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Mitchell Hill Farm Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, apple, unpasteurized

In November 2012 Michigan public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of unpasteurized apple cider produced by Mitchell Hill Farm in Ellsworth, Michigan. Four individuals were hospitalized, including two…Read More »

October 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, leafy greens

In November 2012 the CDC and public health officials in several states and the FDA announced an investigation of E. coli O157 illnesses linked to consumption of Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix lettuce Mix produced by State Garden of Chel…Read More »

September 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to XL Foods Inc. Beef Sold at Costco, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Steak

Following identification of 4 patients in Edmonton, Alberta in September 2012 who were infected with E. coli O157 after consuming steaks purchased at Costco and manufactured by XL Foods, Inc. public health investigators in Canada learned of additiona…Read More »

September 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella in Floyd County, Indiana

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157, Shigella
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

In September 2007 local and state health officials in Indiana investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 and Shigella among children who attended the Galena Elementary School in Floyds Knob, Indiana. The only common exposure among case-patients was att…Read More »

November 06 Taco Bell Restaurants Lettuce 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Shredded Lettuce, iceberg

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in the Northeastern United States. Ill persons ate at Taco Bell Restaurants. At first green onions were implicated by the Centers for Disease Control; later lettuce was suspected. Ill persons ate a variety of…Read More »

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