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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March 19 2019 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O103 Infections Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • ground beef

In April 2019 public health officials announced a multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O103 infections. Preliminary epidemiologic information suggests that ground beef is the source of this outbreak. On June 19, 2019 the outbreak appeared to be ov…Read More »

August 18 2018-2019 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Infections Linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

In October 2018 the CDC announced an outbreak of Salmonella Newport linked to JBS Tolleson, Inc. ground beef. On March 22, 2019, the outbreak was declared over. Four hundred three people people infected with the outbreak strain had been reported by …Read More »

October 16 2016-2017 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Newport Linked to Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

Local, state and federal public health officials investigated an outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections with illness onset dates ranging from October 1, 2016 to July 19, 2017. A total of 106 cases were identified in 21 states. Among 88 (83%) patie…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 14 2014 E. coli O157 Outbreak Linked to Ground Beef Sold at Whole Foods, Massachusetts

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

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the USDA FSIS identified three patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 who became ill after consuming ground beef sold at Whole Foods stores in Newton,…Read More »

April 14 2014 E. coli O157 Outbreak Linked to Wolverine Packing Company Ground Beef

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Ground beef

On June 20, 2014 the CDC published the final update of an outbreak of E. coli O157 involving at 12 people residing in 4 states (Massachusetts, Michigan, Ohio and Missouri. The outbreak prompted a recall of 1.8 million pounds of ground beef produced b…Read More »

October 13 2013 E. coli O157:H7 Among Patrons of The Porch Restaurant, Oakland, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • ground beef

In October 2013 Allegheny County (Pennsylvania) Health Department investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among patrons of The Porch, a restaurant located in Oakland, Pennsylvania. Most of the customers who became sick consumed hamburgers. Howeve…Read More »

April 13 2013 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to ground beef, Brazos County, Texas,

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

Brazos County (Texas) Health Department announced that an E. coli outbreak involving at least 5 confirmed cases was linked to ground beef from a local restaurant. Tests to confirm illnesses in 5 other patients were classified as "probable" cases. Th…Read More »

January 10 Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, Ground Beef 2010

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

Ground beef processed by the Athol, Massachusetts based Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC., was recalled on January 11 after the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) confirmed a positive ground beef sample for E. coli O157:H7. The hamburge…Read More »

July 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef at an Alaska Boarding House

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

Three people became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef at a boarding house in Alaska.…Read More »

May 08 Nebraska Beef Ltd/Kroger Company Ground Beef May, 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A multistate epidemiologic investigation into an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 began in Ohio. The data indicated a significant association between illness and eating ground beef purchased at one of several Kroger Company stores in Michigan and Ohio. A…Read More »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Colorado Prison Linked to Consumption of Ground Beef, Hamburger

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef, Hamburger

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, in a Colorado prison.…Read More »

June 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Ground Beef, Washington

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes in Washington state.…Read More »

November 92 Jack in the Box Restaurant Chain Ground Beef Hamburgers 1992

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of hamburgers from the Jack In The Box Restaurant chain. Cases were reported from the states of Washington(602 cases/144 hospitalizations/3 deaths), Idaho(14 cases/4 hospitalizations/no dea…Read More »

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