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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December 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of E coli O26 Linked to Flour

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 E. coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Flour

In May 2019 the CDC announced an investigation of E. coli O26 infections linked to flour produced by ADM Milling Company and sold at ALDI grocery stores. As of July 11, 2019 there were 21 outbreak associated cases reported by 9 states. Illnesses star…Read More »

July 18 2018 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef

In 2018 local, state, and federal public health and regulatory agencies investigated an outbreak of E. coli O26 associated with consumption of ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, Inc. Eighteen people infected with the outbreak strain were…Read More »

June 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O26 At Two Restaurants at Nintendo of America Campus, Redmond, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

In July 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli (STEC) associated with I Love Sushi and Sodexo's Café Mario at Nintendo of America campus in Redmond, Washington. Café Mario is operated by Sodexo a…Read More »

April 18 2018 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Homegrown Restaurants, King County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Chicken pesto sandwich

On May 25, 2018 Public Health Seattle King County (PHSKC) announced an outbreak of E. Coli O26 associated with Homegrown Restaurants. Four cases were reported. Three were laboratory confirmed with a genetically indistinguishable strain of E. Coli …Read More »

September 17 2017 Outbreak of E. coli O26 in Multiple Counties, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

Six people residing in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver and Douglas counties, Colorado were laboratory confirmed with E. coli O26 between September 1, 2017 and October 15, 2017. One person was hospitalized. No one died. Three out of 6 cases consumed raw spina…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Shiga Toxin E. coli at the Logan County Fair, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Animal Contact

In August 2016 there was an outbreak of Shiga toxin E. coli O157:H7 and Shiga toxin E. coli O26 at the Logan County Fair in Sterling, Colorado. Five outbreak cases were identified including 4 who were culture confirmed. All cases spent multiple days …Read More »

April 13 2013 Multi-state Outbreak of E. coli O26 Suspected to be Caused by Iceberg Lettuce

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Iceberg lettuce

In the spring of 2013 twenty six cases of E. coli O26 were reported by 13 states: Illinois (6), Minnesota (5), Wisconsin (3), Michigan (2), California (2) and Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, new York, Ohio, Washington and West Virginia, …Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Jimmy John's Restaurants Linked to Raw Clover Sprouts

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

On February 15, 2012, the Centers for Disease Control first announced an ongoing investigation into illnesses linked to the consumption of raw clover sprouts consumed at Jimmy John's Restaurants in several states. The illnesses were caused by E. co…Read More »

June 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 at Camp Lutherhaven, Idaho

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

An outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 occurred among kitchen workers at Camp Lutherhaven, a summer camp located on Lake Couer d'Alene. Six people were ill with the outbreak strain. No one was hospitalized and no one died. No campers were confirmed to be in…Read More »

October 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Child Care Center, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in an Oregon child care center (9 children; 1 staff member). Infected persons were from three classrooms. One person had bloody diarrhea and no one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. The vehicle of transmissi…Read More »

August 10 2010 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef Sold at BJ's Wholesale Club

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

A recall of ground beef was issued on August 28 when three people developed illnesses caused by rare strain of E. coli O26 after they had eaten the product. The ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, of Pennsylvania and sold at BJ's Wholesa…Read More »

June 10 2010 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at Day Care Programs, Ellensburg, Washington

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

An outbreak of E. coli O26 involved children who attended day care programs in Ellensburg, Washington. Foursquare Church Daycare and Preschool, Kids Learning Center and Little Tot Town Day Care were the child care programs affected by the outbreak. …Read More »

December 10 2010 E. coli O26 in a Daycare - Kittitas County, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unknown

Fifteen Kittitas County residents were infected with E. coli O26 in June and July 2010. Case patients ranged in age from 23 months to 7 years. One child was hospitalized. Fourteen of 15 children attended three child care facilities which were tempor…Read More »

October 07 2007 Non-O157 STEC Linked to Consumption of Belgian Pasteurized Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Pasteurized

People who had eaten ice cream produced and sold at a farm in Antwerp developed Verotoxin-producing E.coli (VTEC). The pasteurized ice cream was served at two birthday parties and at the farm. Two strains of E.coli were involved in this outbreak E.…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 2006 Outbreak of E. Coli O26 Linked to Strawberries or Blueberries, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries, Blueberries

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred in Massachusetts. The vehicles were strawberries or blueberries.…Read More »

December 05 2005 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Day Care, Nevada

  • Organism:
  • Non-E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O26 occurred at a Nevada day care program. The infection had been passed from person-to-person.…Read More »

July 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O26:H11 and E. coli O103:H2, Wyoming

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

Between July and November 2004, in Lincoln County, Wyoming, six reported cases of enterohemorrhagic E. coli were identified. An extensive food history questionnaire was conducted with the cases along with enhanced laboratory testing through the Wyom…Read More »

August 01 2001 Outbreak of E. coli O26 at a Swimming Beach, Minnesota

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

An outbreak of E. coli O26 was associated with swimming at a beach in Minnesota in 2001.…Read More »

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