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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April 12 2012 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Nineteen patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 were identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter and one patien…Read More »

April 12 Cocke County Day Care Unknown 2012

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

On April 26, 2012, it was announced that the Tennessee Department of Health confirmed at least three cases of E. coli O157. The cases were children, and all had been hospitalized. The cause of the outbreak was not known at the time of the initial r…Read More »

April 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce, Canada and California

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157 was linked to romaine lettuce grown and distributed by Amazing Coachella Inc., which is the parent company of Peter Rabbit Farms, both based in Coachella, California. Health officials in New Brunswick, Canada identified at…Read More »

March 12 Stroupe Farm in Howard County Raw Dairy Products 2012

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

On April 5, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced that they were investigating an increase in cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli(STEC), E. coli O157:H7, in Central Missouri that had begun in late March. A two y…Read More »

December 12 New Middleast Supermarket Kibbeh Beef 2012

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

A confirmed case of E. coli O157:H7 led to a recall of a finely ground raw beef that was sold for Kebbeh. Kebbeh are croquettes stuffed with chopped meat and bulgar rice. The chopped beef product was sold by the New Middleast Market in Ottawa, Ontari…Read More »

December 11 The Ambassador Restaurant Food Worker 2011

  • Organism:
  • E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Food Worker

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at The Ambassador Restaurant in Houghton, Michigan. The outbreak began over the Christmas holiday. A food worker was suspected as the source of the outbreak.…Read More »

November 11 Kiwanis Park Place Unknown 2011

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

Three people became ill in Surrey, British Columbia, after eating meals at the Kiwanis Park Place, a senior living facility. Residents of the facility customarily get together up to twice a week for a meal in the independent living facility. The il…Read More »

October 11 North Carolina State Fair Animal Contact 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli was associated with attendance at the North Carolina State Fair. The fair was held between October 13 and October 23. The outbreak spread from the Kelley Building, one of the fair's permanent structures where sheep, goats and…Read More »

October 11 2011 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Salad Bars

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was first identified in the region around Saint Louis, Missouri. Cases were found in Saint Louis, Jefferson, Saint Charles, and Saint Clair counties and in the city of Saint Louis. The cases ranged in age from 1 to 94…Read More »

October 11 New Food Classics Beef 2011

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

Frozen beef products were linked to at least one case of E. coli O157:H7 in Canada, in October, 2011. The original recall on February 18, 2012, applied to several batches of Country Morning Beef Burgers that were distributed by the COOP and TGP groce…Read More »

September 11 Tyson Fresh Meats Ground Beef 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in a private home in Butler County, Ohio. A consumer sample of leftover ground beef was tested and confirmed the presence of the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7. On September …Read More »

August 11 Wisconsin Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2011

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

A cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases developed in Green County, Wisconsin, beginning in mid-August. As of September 18, the vehicle of infection was not known. The cases were spread throughout the county with multiple cases in some households. A 20-…Read More »

August 11 Organic Pastures Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2011

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

Raw milk products produced by Organic Pastures Dairy were recalled and quarantined, except for cheese aged more than 60 days, by the state of California after five children were infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 and drinking Organic Pa…Read More »

July 11 Cowans Gap State Park Lake Water 2011

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Recreational Water

On August 10, the Cowans Gap State Park, Pennsylvania, was closed to recreational water activities because of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Sixty one percent of the cases were less than ten years of age. Four cases were from Maryland and 38 cases …Read More »

July 11 2011 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Strawberries, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Strawberries

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating fresh strawberries produced by Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Oregon. The farm sold berries to buyers who in turn distributed them to roadside stands and farmers' markets in Multnomah, Washington, Cla…Read More »

July 11 J & B Meats Ground Beef 2011

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

J & B Meats recalled ground beef after an investigation into two cases of E. coli O157:H7 linked the product to the illnesses. The beef had been sold to restaurants in the Cincinnati, Ohio, region.…Read More »

May 11 Japan Gyukaku Restaurant Chain Beef 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at the Gyukaku restaurant chain, in Toyama prefecture, Japan, on May 6. The restaurant is a Korean-style barbeque restaurant. It was speculated that diners used the same chopsticks to cook r…Read More »

May 11 Ouachita Christian School Party Held at a Farm Mud 2011

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of a party held at a farm for students of the Ouachita Christian School. Children who played in the farm's mud pit for more than five minutes were more likely to become ill. The Louisiana stat…Read More »

May 11 Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program, Tulsa, Oklahoma 2011

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

In May 2011 Tulsa, Oklahoma health officials investigated E. coli O157 illnesses in 4 children. Three of the children attended Boston Avenue Methodist Church Child Care Program. The fourth child was a sibling of one of the confirmed day care attend…Read More »

April 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Amira Enterprises Raw Shelled Walnuts, Canada

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Walnuts

On April 4, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 had occurred in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and New Brunswick. Several people had consumed raw shelled walnuts; walnuts were suspected as the vehicle …Read More »

April 11 Jason's Deli Guacamole 2011

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

Patrons of Jason's Deli in Killeen, Texas, became ill with E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. The epidemiologic investigation revealed that guacamole made on April 13 was the most likely cause of the outbreak. The guacamole had been used as a sandwich sprea…Read More »

December 11 2011 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to White Valley Grain Fed Beef Liver, Canada

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

On August 10, 2011, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and White Veal Meat Packers (Est. 412) warned the public to avoid eating the company's grain fed veal liver because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. There had been reports of…Read More »

December 10 2010-2011 Multistate DeFranco and Sons In Shell Hazelnuts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Nuts, Hazelnuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in-shell hazelnuts(also known as filberts)purchased from bulk bins in grocery stores or in a repacked form. The E. coli strains isolated from case patients, and from a consumer product sample…Read More »

November 10 Thanksgiving Family Gathering Unknown 2010

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

A Thanksgiving family gathering, held in a private home, in Jasper County, Missouri, was blamed for an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of December 13, the food vehicle had not been determined.…Read More »

July 10 Rush County Fair Unknown 2010

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

At least two young children became critically ill after getting infected with E. coli O157:H7. Both had visited the Rush County Fair during the week before their illnesses began. One of the children visited the petting zoo at the fair.…Read More »

July 10 Little Sailors Child Development Center Unknown 2010

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

The Tri-County Health Department announced an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that occurred at a child care facility in Northglenn, Colorado. The source of the outbreak was unknown.…Read More »

July 10 Bemidji Beach/Diamond Point Park Beach Recreational Water 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water

Three persons developed E. coli O157:H7 infections after swimming at Diamond Point Park Beach in early July. The outbreak was likely caused by swallowing lake water while swimming. The beach was temporarily closed but then was reopened after tests …Read More »

June 10 Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Bison 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Bison

Tenderized and ground bison meat products were recalled after a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 cases was identified in Colorado and New York state. The meat was produced by the Rocky Mountain Natural Meats Company, located in Henderson, Colorado. The …Read More »

May 10 Hartmann Dairy Farm a.k.a. Minnesota Organic Milk a.k.a. M.O.M.' s Raw Milk 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In May, raw milk purchased from the Hartmann Dairy Farm was linked to an outbreak of eight cases of E. coli O157:H7. The specific strain of E. coli O157:H7 that was found in the case-patients was found in multiple animals and at multiple locations on…Read More »

May 10 Yaman Restaurant Unknown 2007

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 resulted when the Yaman Restaurant in St. Catherine's, Ontario, Canada, remained open during a water service disruption. When a water main had broken and the restaurant's water was shut off, the restaurant continued to …Read More »

April 10 Shawn McNally's Class Act Family Fitness Center Well Water 2010

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Well

At least 14 people became ill after drinking water at Shawn McNally's Class Act Family Fitness Center, near Jackson, Missouri. Laboratory tests confirmed the presence of E. coli in samples taken from a drinking fountain, a faucet, and directly from …Read More »

February 10 Jackie's Jersey Milk Raw Milk 2010

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to the consumption of raw milk produced by Jackie's Jersey Milk, a dairy in Whatcom County, Washington. Tests of the dairy's milk by the State Department of Agriculture, in May, failed to find E. coli in the…Read More »

December 10 Valley Meat Company Ground Beef/Hamburger Patties 2010

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

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) detected an outbreak of six cases of E. coli O157:H7 and reported these to the Food Safety and Inspection Service(FSIS) in July, 2010. The E.coli O157:H7 that was identified was an unusual strain as…Read More »

December 09 South Dakota Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in South Dakota. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

October 09 Ontario Canada Wendy's Restaurant Lettuce 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Green, Unknown

At least four persons were sickened with E.coli as a result of eating at a Wendy's Restaurant in Fredericton. Public health officials were reported as saying that the outbreak was linked to salads that were prepared before October 27.…Read More »

October 09 Rhode Island Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Rhode Island. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

September 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Church Brothers LLC Leafy Greens

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Romaine Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce

In September, 2009, a cluster of patients who had been infected with an indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157:H7 was identified. Initially case-patients were identified in Colorado, Utah, and New York State. Additional case-patients were identif…Read More »

September 09 King County Restaurant Unknown 2 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in King County, Washington. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 King County Restaurant Unknown 3 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in King County, Washington. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 Illinois Private Home or Restaurant Guacamole 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating guacamole in a private home, or in a restaurant, in Illinois.…Read More »

September 09 2009 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Restaurant, Washington

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 Washington Restaurant Unknown 3 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Washington state. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 09 2009 Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to leaf lettuce

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Romaine lettuce

In September 2009 public health officials in Colorado, Minnesota, North Carolina, Iowa, Connecticut, and Missouri identified a cluster of patients with an indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157. The cluster was assigned 0910MLEXH-1. Two Colorado …Read More »

September 09 California Day Care Center Unknown 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in a California day care center. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 09 Douglas County Daycare Custom Slaughtered Beef 2009

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a day care program in Douglas County, Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was confirmed to be custom slaughtered beef. Person-to-person transmission was also documented.…Read More »

August 09 Mexican Style Restaurant Chain Cross Contamination 2009

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

Three cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection occurred in Minnesota residents. The cases were infected with a genetically identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 and had eaten at locations of a Mexican style restaurant chain. An additional case, identified i…Read More »

August 09 New York Camp Beef 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef while at a camp in New York state.…Read More »

August 09 Ohio Unknown Private Home Homemade Ice Cream 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream, Homemade

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating homemade ice cream in a private home in Ohio. The specific ice cream ingredients were not described.…Read More »

August 09 Oregon Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 3 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Oregon. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

July 09 United Kingdom Llay Fish Bar 2009

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

Llay Fish Bar was associated with an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in Wrexham County Borough, Wales, United Kingdom. The restaurant was known for its fish and chips, however other food items were available for sale. The cause of the outbreak has not b…Read More »

July 09 New York Private Home Ground Beef 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

July 09 New York Private Home Ground Beef 2 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

July 09 New York Unknown Location Ground Beef 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in New York state. The vehicle of infection was ground beef. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

June 09 Sit Down Restaurants in Minnesota Steak 2009

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

Two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection with the same PFGE pattern occurred in Hennepin County, Minnesota, residents. Both cases reported eating dishes that included steak at sit down restaurants in the seven days prior to becoming ill. The steak ha…Read More »

June 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 at an Employee Catered Lunch, Minnesota

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among a company's employees who attended a lunch that was catered by a grocery store. One culture-confirmed case did not attend the lunch, but had consumed ground beef purchased from the same grocery store. A…Read More »

May 09 2009 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at a Mower County Graduation Party

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Potato Salad

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating potato salad at a graduation party held in Mower County, Minnesota. One of the cases had developed bloody diarrhea prior to preparing the potato salad and was the likely source of con…Read More »

May 09 Florida Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Florida. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

May 09 Washington Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Washington state. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

May 09 Colorado Restaurant Unknown 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

April 09 JBS Swift Company Ground Beef 2009

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

A multistate outbreak (Cluster ID # 0906WIEXH-1)was discovered involving ground beef produced by the JBS Swift Company. Most ill persons had consumed ground beef; many reported that it was undercooked. Samples from unopened packages of ground beef r…Read More »

April 09 Multistate Pre-packaged Lettuce 2009

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Leafy Greens, Lettuce, Pre-packaged

A multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating pre-packaged lettuce. The outbreak resulted in sixteen cases. A Minnesota state disease summary stated that cases were from a total of four states; the states were not identified. …Read More »

March 09 2009 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Nestle Raw Refrigerated Prepackaged Cookie Dough

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Cookie Dough Grains, Flour

Eighty ill persons infected with a single strain of E. coli O157:H7 were identified in at least 31 states. At least 70 of these illnesses were confirmed by an advanced DNA test as being the same strain of E.coli O157: H7. An epidemiological study i…Read More »

March 09 2009 E. Coli O157:H7 at a Connecticut Workplace Cafeteria Chicken Tenders

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken, Chicken Tenders

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating chicken tenders at a workplace cafeteria in Connecticut. Several findings from this investigation indicated that consumption of chicken tenders were the most likely cause of this out…Read More »

March 09 Michigan Unknown Location Beef and Lamb 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef or lamb in Michigan. The exposure location was not described.…Read More »

January 09 Massachusetts Private Home Ground Beef Hamburger 2009

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in Massachusetts.…Read More »

December 09 Utah Rodeos Animal Contact 2009

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

In the summer of 2009, the Utah Department of Health investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Although 13 out of the 14 cases had eaten ground beef, the ground beef traceback and laboratory testing were all negative. Twelve cases reported atten…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at Little Red Rooster Restaurant Ontario

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Romaine

The owners of Little Red Rooster Restaurant, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, closed the restaurant in October after an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was discovered. This outbreak was one of four, concurrent, outbreaks of E.coli O157:H7 occurri…Read More »

October 08 Youth Hunting Event 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Game, Buffalo, Pulled Cross contamination

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who participated in a youth hunting event in Tennessee. Illness was associated with eating the noon meal, on October 25, and with eating pulled buffalo meat served at this meal. The meal was serv…Read More »

October 08 2008 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking unpasteurized, apple cider at a fair in Iowa.…Read More »

September 08 Vermont Livestock, Slaughter, and Processing Company Ground Beef 2008

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

In October,the Vermont Department of Health issued two warnings about eating undercooked beef in response to an increase in E.coli O157:H7 cases. The cases were thought to be linked to a single source of ground beef that had been distributed to a fe…Read More »

September 08 Forest Ranch Fire Department Fund Raiser Beef Tri-tip 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Tri-tip, Barbeque

At least 27 people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after attending a fund raiser for the Forest Ranch Fire Department (Butte County). E. coli O157:H7 bacteria was found on frozen, leftover meat. It matched the E. coli O157:H7 bacteria that was fo…Read More »

September 08 California Restaurant or Grocery Store or Nursing Home Unknown 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in California. The exposure locations were restaurant, grocery store, and nursing home. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 08 New York Private Home Ground Beef and Steak 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten ground beef or steak in a private home in New York state.…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Child Care Facility Person-to-Person 2008

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

An outbreak of an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among students of a child care facility in Washington county, Minnesota.…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Child Care Facility 2 Person-to-Person 2008

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

An outbreak of an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among students and a parent of a Stearns county, Minnesota, child care facility.…Read More »

September 08 Multistate Restaurant Iceberg Lettuce 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Lettuce, Iceberg

Public health investigators in one California county, in October, 2008, investigated the illnesses of two girls infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7. The girls had eaten at the same chain restaurant; the name of the restaurant was never d…Read More »

August 08 Vermont Picnic and Private Home Raw Milk and Ice Cream 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Ice Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Orleans County, Vermont, among people who had consumed unpasteurized milk or unpasteurized ice cream. The milk likely originated from a local producer. No milk was tested so no confirmation of the source w…Read More »

August 08 2008 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 in Colorado

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten cantaloupe or ground beef at a private home in Colorado.…Read More »

August 08 Multistate Unknown Location Spinach 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Spinach

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in the United States. The vehicle was described as spinach. The exposure location or states were not described. Concurrent with this outbreak was an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 involving Aunt Mid's b…Read More »

August 08 Minnesota Pool Party Person-to-Person 2008

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

An outbreak of an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among acquaintance households subsequent to an Olmstead county pool party at the home of a child who had diarrhea.…Read More »

July 08 California Unknown Location or Restaurant or Nursing Home Unknown Vehicle 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in California. The exposure locations were described as restaurant, nursing home, and unknown location. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 08 North Carolina Restaurant Pepperoni 2008

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Pepperoni

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten pepperoni at a restaurant in North Carolina.…Read More »

June 08 Nebraska Beef Ltd./ Dorothy Lane Markets/Whole Foods Market Ground Beef July, 2008

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

In late July, PulseNet alerted the Centers for Disease Control regarding a cluster of E. coli O157 isolates from eight states with an indistinguishable pulsed field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) genetic pattern. Several of the case-patients revealed th…Read More »

June 08 Maryland Private Home Unknown 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people in a private home in Maryland. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 08 Long Term Care Facility Unknown 2008

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among residents of one wing of a long term care facility in Brown county, Minnesota. No cases were identified among staff or residents of the other wing of the facility. The investigation failed to reveal any…Read More »

June 08 Cattle Contact at a Minnesota Farm Animal Contact 2008

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

Two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection with a matching genetic fingerprint were linked to contact with cattle at a farm in Minnesota. One of the cases worked at the farm; the other case visited the farm.…Read More »

May 08 Colorado Private Home Ground Beef 2008

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

Two people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef that had been eaten in a private home.…Read More »

May 08 Murray County Child Care Person-to-Person 2008

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a child care center in Murray County, Minnesota. Seventeen persons(including a teacher, a family member, children) were laboratory confirmed as infected with the same strain of E. coli O157:H7. The outbrea…Read More »

February 08 Beast Feast and Wild Game Supper at Eastern Shore Baptist Church Unknown Vehicle 2008

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at Beast Feast and Wild Game Supper at the Eastern Shore Baptist Church in Daphne, Alabama. The source of the E. coli was not known. Turkey, deer, elk, pork, and dishes mad…Read More »

October 07 Florida Restaurant Sandwich 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating a sandwich(unspecified) at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

September 07 El Rancherito Restaurant Unknown 2007

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among customers of the El Rancherito Restaurant, in Effingham, Illinois. The vehicle of infection was unknown.…Read More »

September 07 Illinois Restaurant 7 Unknown 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a restaurant in Illinois. No vehicle of infection was named.…Read More »

September 07 Georgia Church Unknown 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at a church in the state of Georgia. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 07 California Private Home Ground Beef 2007

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating ground beef in private homes in the state of California.…Read More »

July 07 Stew Leonard's Ground Beef 2007

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

Three people from one family were diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating undercooked ground beef that had been purchased from Stew Leonard's supermarket, in Yonkers, New York. The supermarket had purchased beef from two supplier and …Read More »

July 07 Tennessee Restaurant Sirloin Steak 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating sirloin steak while at a restaurant in Tennessee.…Read More »

May 07 Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant Goat Slaughter 2007

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of the Captain's Galley Restaurant in China Grove, North Carolina. Case-patients had eaten at the restaurant between May 26 and June 3. The restaurant was closed on June 18 by public health offi…Read More »

May 07 Davis Creek Meats and Seafood Company Beef Products 2007

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

In May, the Davis Creek Meats and Seafood Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan, recalled tenderized beef steaks and ground beef due to possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recall was issued in response to a Michigan Department of Community Heal…Read More »

December 06 Texas Hospital Unknown 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with a Texas hospital. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

November 06 Idaho Private Home Unpasteurized Whole Milk 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among members of two families who drank raw, unpasteurized milk in their Idaho homes. The milk had been purchased illegally from the same person.…Read More »

November 06 Oregon Restaurant Vegetable-Based Salads 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Based Salad, Vegetable-Based Salad, Vegetable

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating vegetable-based salads at a restaurant in Oregon. The vegetables were not identified.…Read More »

October 06 McAlister's Deli Unknown 2006

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

McAlister's Deli, located in North Carolina, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The Orange County Health Department was not able to determine the cause of the outbreak.…Read More »

October 06 North Carolina Fair or Temporary Mobile Service Unknown 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at a fair, or at a temporary mobile service, in North Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

September 06 Grace Harbor Farm Milk 2006

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

A King County, Washington child consumed raw goat and cow milk from Grace Harbor Farm and, subsequently, developed an E. coli O157:H7 infection. Within a few days, a child in Snohomish County, Washington, also developed E. coli O157:H7; the family r…Read More »

September 06 Idaho Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Idaho. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

August 06 New Jersey Day Camp 2006

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among young children and adolescent staff of a day camp in Bergen County, New Jersey. E. coli O157:H7 isolates from case-patients matched genetically. The exact source of the outbreak was not determined, but …Read More »

August 06 Ohio School Unknown 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people at a school in Ohio. The vehicle was not described.…Read More »

August 06 Minnesota Restaurant 10 Unknown 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant in Minnesota. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 06 Colorado Banquet Facility or Private Home Unknown Vehicle 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Colorado. The vehicle of infection was not described. The exposure locations were restaurant and private home.…Read More »

July 06 Maine Private Home Macaroni 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Grains, Macaroni

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten macaroni in a private home.…Read More »

July 06 Multistate Ground Beef 2006

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

A confirmed multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in the United States among people who had eaten ground beef in private homes. It was not clear whether this outbreak had a relationship to the Minnesota outbreak involving Nebraska Beef/Int…Read More »

July 06 Tennessee Lake Water 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who swam in a lake in Tennessee.…Read More »

June 06 Illinois Restaurant or Workplace Unknown Vehicle 2006

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

Two people developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7 after eating at a restaurant or a workplace in Illinois. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 Pennsylvania Unknown Location 6 Unknown Vehicle 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Pennsylvania. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

June 06 Texas Private Home Unknown 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in a private home in Texas. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 06 Wisconsin State Park Lake Water 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who swam in a lake in Wisconsin.…Read More »

May 06 Oregon Restaurant or Private Home Unknown 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten at a restaurant or in a private home in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 06 New York Restaurant or Private Home Beef Meatballs or Green Salad or Steak 2006

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Meatball, Steak Vegetable-Based Salad, Leafy Greens, Green Salad

Three people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating beef meatballs, green salad, or steak at a restaurant or at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

April 06 Ohio Private Home Lamb Kibbe 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating lamb. Raw lamb was purchased from a Middle Eastern style meat market in Toledo, Ohio, and then used to make a dish called kibbe. Kibbe are usually meat ball shaped croquettes. Usually th…Read More »

March 06 New York Restaurant or Private Home 2 Ground Beef 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who had eaten ground beef while at a private home or at a restaurant in New York state.…Read More »

March 06 New York Private Home Ground Beef 2006

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

Two people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef in a private home in New York state.…Read More »

January 06 New York Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef 2006

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

Two people became ill due to E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef at a restaurant or at a private home in New York state.…Read More »

September 05 Dole Food Company Triple-Washed, Ready-to-Eat, Lettuce 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy Greens, Packaged

In September, genetic fingerprinting test results for an E. coli O157:H7 isolate were posted by the state of Minnesota on the national PulseNet website. Later the state of Minnesota received additional reports of illness among persons who were found…Read More »

September 05 Stop & Shop Ground Beef 2005

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

A child developed E. coli O157:H7 after eating ground beef that had been purchased at a Stop & Shop grocery store. Several samples of frozen, leftover meat from the Labor Day barbeque and from the store was tested. E. coli O157:H7 matching the stra…Read More »

September 05 Topps and Price Chopper 2005

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

A child was hospitalized with a diagnosis of hemolytic uremic syndrome, a complication of an infection with E. coli O157:H7. The child had eaten a Topps brand, quarter pound, beef patty that had been purchased at a Price Chopper store. The E. coli …Read More »

August 05 Multiple Events Served by One Caterer 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Fruit Salad, Cross contamination

A common caterer provided food for seven events, in Ohio, between August 27 and September 1, 2005. An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was associated with attendance at the events, and consumption of fruit salad at these events was associated with illness. …Read More »

July 05 Ground Beef 2005

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

In July, 2005, a cluster of 11 matching isolates of E. coli O157:H7 was investigated. A matching strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from a consumer sample of ground beef. Eventually 63 related cases were identified and an additional sample of r…Read More »

July 05 Westfair Foods Ltd./XL Grinding Ground Beef Hamburger 2005

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

A recall of ground beef was issued in British Columbia, Canada, in July, 2005 after two cases of E. coli O157:H7 were investigated. The beef had been sold by Westfair Foods Ltd. to four grocery outlets (Two outlets of the Real Canadian Superstore, R…Read More »

June 05 Minnesota Swimming Beach Water 2005

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Recreational Water, Lake

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with swimming at a swim beach in Minnesota.…Read More »

April 05 Murry's Meat Ground Beef 2005

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

A ground beef recall resulted from the investigation into an illness caused by E. coli O157:H7 that resulted in hospitalization. An indistinguishable strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from a sample of the ground beef consumed by this person. …Read More »

May 04 Washington State Restaurant Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Cheese 2004

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating unpasteurized, raw milk, queso fresco cheese at a restaurant in Washington state.…Read More »

April 04 Multistate Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef 2004

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

A confirmed, multistate, outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes or restaurants. The location states of the cases were not identified.…Read More »

October 03 Sequoias Portola Nursing Home/Sodexho Spinach 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, spinach

Residents of the The Sequoias, an upscale retirement center, became ill with E.coli O157:H7, beginning October 9, in Portola, California. The Sequoias employees did not prepare food for the residents; the facility had a contract with Sodexho for foo…Read More »

September 03 Fort Bend County Fair Animal Contact 2003

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among livestock exhibitors and visitors to the Fort Bend County Fair, in Rosenburg, Texas. Environmental sampling and culture isolated multiple strains of E. coli O157:H7, including the outbreak strain. Both …Read More »

May 03 Washington State Private Home Other Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw 2003

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized

A dual outbreak of Campylobacter and E. coli O157:H7 was associated with consuming unpasteurized milk in a private home in Washington state. The milk was described as "other milk."…Read More »

January 03 2003 Outbreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Consumption of Alfalfa Sprouts at a Minnesota Restaurant

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Sprouts, Alfalfa Sprouts

In February, a cluster of E.coli O157:H7 (4 cases) and E. coli O157:NM (3 cases) was detected in Minnesota. Illness appeared to be associated with eating alfalfa sprouts served at restaurants although two of the cases appeared to be caused by second…Read More »

September 02 2002 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Jello, Ohio

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Jell-O, Cross contamination Breads and Bakery, Doughnuts, donuts

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to eating at the King Garden Buffet Restaurant in Wooster, Ohio. The health department determined that the outbreak had been caused by consumption of Jell-O salad and doughnuts. An environmental inspection o…Read More »

August 02 Lane County Fair Sheep and Goat Exposition Hall Exposures 2002

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended the Lane County Fair, in Oregon. Exposures to various animal enclosures were suspected as the cause of the outbreak. Some people may have been exposed to E. coli O157:H7 through airb…Read More »

June 02 CCC Alternative Learning Daycare Pond Water 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Pond

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a child care program in Fort Worth, Texas, the CCC Alternative Learning Daycare. The investigation revealed problems with food preparation and procedures at the child care program. Water supplies for the y…Read More »

November 01 Prospect Elementary School/ Robeson Schools Unpasteurized Butter Made From Raw Milk 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Butter, Unpasteurized, Person-to-Person, raw cream, raw milk

Unpasteurized butter was the probable cause of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that began at the Prospect Elementary School. A teacher made butter from unpasteurized milk and served it during a holiday party at the school. Children spread the E. col…Read More »

October 01 Pancake Breakfast in a Stock Pavilion 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Cross contamination, Environmental contamination, Livestock Bedding

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections occurred following an October 6, 2001 pancake breakfast that was held at a university stock pavilion. The pavilion was used for many activities including livestock classes. Environmental samples and fecal s…Read More »

September 01 Washington State College Dining Hall Pears 2001

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Pears Food Worker

Eating whole pears that had been served at a college dining facility, in Washington state, was associated with a risk of E. coli O157:H7 infection. A traceback of the pears showed no evidence of fecal contamination in the orchard. A food worker sou…Read More »

September 01 Wyandot County Fair Unknown 2001

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among people who attended the Wyandot County Fair, in Ohio. The source of the outbreak was most likely contact with infected cattle.…Read More »

September 01 Illinois Unknown Location Unknown 2001

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Illinois. The exposure location and the vehicle of infection were not described.…Read More »

September 01 Oregon Restaurant Unknown 2001

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Oregon. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 01 Ozaukee County Fair Petting Zoo Animal Contact 2001

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with animal contact at the Ozaukee County Fair. Environmental sampling of the fairgrounds property and water testing failed to confirm the presence of E. coli O157:H7. The outbreak was attributed to con…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 »

July 01 2001 E. Coli O157:H7 at a New York Prison, Unknown Vehicle

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating in a New York state prison. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 01 Illinois Private Home 2 Ground Beef, Hamburger 2001

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in private homes in Illinois.…Read More »

June 01 Excel Ground Beef 2001

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

Four children, in Georgia, developed E. coli O157:H7 as a result of eating hamburger patties. Three of the children became ill in June after eating hamburger that had been purchased at a Kroger grocery store. This ground beef originated from Excel …Read More »

May 01 Illinois Private Home Ground Beef, Hamburger 2001

  • 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 private home in Illinois.…Read More »

November 00 Minnesota Grocery Store Chain A Ground Beef 2000

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

Consumption of ground beef purchased through various outlets of a grocery store chain was associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. The ground beef was consumed through a variety of preparations such as hamburgers, casseroles, spagetti sauce, …Read More »

October 00 California Grapes 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Grapes, Red

In California, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating red grapes. A traceback of the grapes was attempted, but could not identify a specific grower.…Read More »

October 00 Wisconsin Self-Service Food Bar in an Elementary School 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Breads and Bakery, Brownies, Cake

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at an elementary school in Wisconsin. Illness was associated with eating brownies that were served in the school's self-service food bar on October 18. No brownies remained for testing. Stool testing of scho…Read More »

October 00 Wyoming Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Wyoming. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

October 00 Indiana Restaurant Salad 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating salad at a restaurant in Indiana. The salad ingredients were not named.…Read More »

October 00 Florida Private Home Turkey Sandwich 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Turkey, Sandwich

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating a turkey sandwich in a private home in Florida.…Read More »

August 00 Oregon Wendy's Restaurants Ground Beef and Cross Contamination 2000

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among patrons of Oregon-based, Wendy's Restaurants. Several cases were at first linked to a Wendy's Restaurant in Salem, Oregon. A case was subsequently linked to the Wendy's Restaurant in Tualatin. The heal…Read More »

August 00 Minnesota Brand A Hamburger Patties 2000

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

Brand A hamburger patties led to three confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7. The same strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from leftover hamburger patties and from intact packages. There was a recall of 30000 pounds of hamburger.…Read More »

August 00 Utah Irrigation Water 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Campylobacter, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Irrigation

Cross contamination between potable drinking water and an irrigation system led to an outbreak of gastroenteritis. Multiple pathogens caused illness, such as Campylobacter jejuni, E. coli O157:H7, and E. coli O111. The outbreak occurred among perso…Read More »

August 00 2001 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 at Medina County, Ohio, Fairgrounds

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with drinking water at a fairgrounds in Medina County, Ohio. An initial cluster of cases was revealed in August among people who attended the county fair. At that time, the environmental invest…Read More »

August 00 Wisconsin Church Unknown 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a church. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 00 Maine Day Care Unknown 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with a child day care program in Maine. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

August 00 Massachusetts Private Home Ground Beef 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a private home in Massachusetts.…Read More »

July 00 Karl Ehmer Meats/ IBP Ground Beef 2000

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

Everyone in a New Jersey family became ill with E. coli O157:H7 after eating barbequed hamburgers that they had made from ground beef purchased from Karl Ehmer Meats. A boy and a girl in the family had severe diarrhea. The boy's symptoms worsened, …Read More »

July 00 Multistate Camp Ground Beef 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef at a camp. The camp name and location were not given. Cases were from multiple states, but the involved states could not be determined.…Read More »

July 00 Iowa Restaurant Unknown 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Iowa. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

July 00 Alaska Restaurant Unknown 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in Alaska. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

June 00 Correctional Facility in Palo Pinto County 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetables, Grain Dishes, Sauces, Cajun Potatoes, Gravy, Rice, Chili

A cluster of inmates at a correctional facility in Pinto County, Texas, had developed gastroenteritis and bloody diarrhea. The total number that became ill was difficult to ascertain as records were poor. Of 45 known illnesses, 16 had bloody diarrh…Read More »

June 00 Wyoming Unknown Location 2 Unknown Vehicle 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Wyoming. Neither the exposure location or the vehicle of infection were described.…Read More »

June 00 North Carolina Restaurant Unknown 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating at a restaurant in North Carolina. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

May 00 Arkansas Restaurant Chicken 2000

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Poultry, Chicken

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating chicken at a restaurant in Arkansas.…Read More »

April 00 Texas Other Location or Restaurant Ground Beef 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in Texas. The exposure locations were described as "other" and restaurant.…Read More »

April 00 Michigan Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in a restaurant or in a private home in Michigan.…Read More »

April 00 Texas Restaurant or Private Home Ground Beef, Hamburger 2000

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, or hamburger, at a restaurant, or in a private home, in Texas.…Read More »

November 99 1999 Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at a Retirement Facility, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Leafy greens, Romaine Lettuce Caesar Salad

In November, 1999, seven residents of a Pennsylvania retirement facility were hospitalized with E. coli O157:H7 infections. An investigation determined the outbreak was associated with eating romaine lettuce that had been prepared in one of the fac…Read More »

October 99 Oklahoma Unpasteurized Apple Cider 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider, Unpasteurized

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in northeast Oklahoma in the fall of 1999. Illness was associated with drinking a specific brand of unpasteurized apple cider. Cultures of the cider and the production site were all negative for E. coli O157:…Read More »

October 99 Idaho Sausage and Jerky 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Jerky Game, Elk, Deer Pork Sausage

Sausage that was made from a combination of deer, elk, beef, and pork that was cured and then dried into jerky was implicated in an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Idaho. The product was made only for private consumption by hunters and their families…Read More »

September 99 Cornstalk '99 Family and Friends Feeding Frenzy Beef 1999

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating beef at an event held in the pasture of a home in Petersburg, Illinois. The event was held over the Labor Day weekend. The beef served at the September 4th party was laboratory conf…Read More »

August 99 1999 Multistate Outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 at Restaurants and Private Home

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating romaine lettuce in restaurants and in private home settings.…Read More »

July 99 Ohio Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants Coleslaw 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Produce-Only Salads, Coleslaw

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating coleslaw at a Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurants in southwestern Ohio. Three particular food-handling errors were noted as possible explanations for the E. coli contamination in the …Read More »

July 99 Multistate Ground Beef 1999

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

A confirmed, multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef in various community locations.…Read More »

June 99 Peninsula Village Ground Beef 1999

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

Two children who lived at the Peninsula Village, a short and long term care facility for children, developed infections caused by E. coli O157:H7. The children had no direct contact with one another. The only common link between them that was ide…Read More »

June 99 Minnesota Family Picnic Sloppy Joes 1999

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Sandwiches, Sloppy Joes, Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among members of an extended family (five nuclear families) who attended a summer picnic. Two persons, including the index case, from different nuclear families, had an identical strain of E. coli O157:H7 isol…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 »

June 99 Florida Church Roast Beef 1999

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating roast beef at a church event in Florida.…Read More »

May 99 Texas Unknown Location Barbeque 1999

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating barbeque at an unknown location in Texas. The type of barbeque was not described.…Read More »

April 99 Tennessee School Unknown 1999

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred at a school in Tennessee. The vehicle of infection was not described.…Read More »

January 99 1999 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, Sunday River Ski Resort, Maine

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

During February-March, 1999, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections involving guests and employees at the Sunday River Ski resort, in Maine, was investigated. The outbreak was associated with consumption of ground beef patties produced by a compa…Read More »

June 98 1998 Alpine, Wyoming, Municipal Water

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to drinking water from the municipal water supply of Alpine, Wyoming. The water supply of Alpine originated from an underground stream, was collected and stored in a tank, and then distributed, unchlorinated…Read More »

May 98 Indiana Restaurant Cole Slaw 1998

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Vegetable, Cabbage, Cole Slaw

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in both Johnson and Marion Counties, Indiana. A case-control study implicated one particular Johnson County franchise of a popular restaurant chain. Cole slaw, prepared from unwashed heads of cabbage, was iden…Read More »

October 97 Visit to Apple Orchard and Cider Press 1997

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

Six Vanderburgh County, Indiana, children were infected with E. coli O157:H7 following a field trip to a local apple orchard and cider pressing operation. None of the children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). All six E. coli O157:H7 isolate…Read More »

May 96 Fancy Cutt Farms Mesclun Lettuce 1996

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

This was the first reported multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 associated with the consumption of lettuce. At first cases were identified in Connecticut and Illinois. Separate case control studies implicated the consumption of mesclun lettuce as…Read More »

July 95 Leaf Lettuce 1995

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

Consumption of purchased leaf lettuce (i.e., red leaf, green leaf, bib, or romaine) was associated with an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in western Montana. The lettuces had been purchased from at least six grocery stores. These stores had received sh…Read More »

December 95 Scotland Fife Water Supply 1995

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

Treated sewage, which had been discharged into a stream, contaminated the public water supply of Fife, Scotland.…Read More »

September 93 Connecticut Country Club Hamburgers 1993

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred among attendees of two picnics, on September 5 and 6, at a Connecticut country club. The hamburger patties were heavily contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The E. coli O157:H7 isolates from the case-patients w…Read More »

December 92 1992 E. coli O157:H7 Linked Commercially Distributed Unpasteurized Milk

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

Commercially sold, raw milk, from a single dairy in Oregon was implicated in a prolonged outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak was first detected in April, 1993 when six cases were identified. At the time the sale of raw milk from grocery stores…Read More »

December 92 Maine Organic Produce 1992

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

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was attributed to eating a fresh vegetable from an organic garden. Cow manure had been used to fertilize the garden.…Read More »

October 91 1991 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Fresh-Pressed Apple Cider, Massachusetts

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Apple Juice, Apple Cider

Drinking apple cider from a specific cider mill in Massachusetts was statistically associated with E. coli O157:H7 infection. Fortunately the number of contaminated lots of apple cider were small. Cultures of ten cider containers purchased from the…Read More »

December 89 Burdine Township Missouri Water Supply 1989

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Water, Municipal

A large outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in a small Missouri town that had an unchlorinated water supply. A household survey showed that illness was more likely to occur among persons residing in the city who used the municipal water supply. Sh…Read More »

November 86 Ground Beef 1986

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

Cases of E. coli O157:H7 were detected throughout Washington state in November, 1986. The outbreak was detected after a physician in eastern Washington hospitalized three patients with hemorrhagic colitis which progressed to thrombotic thrombocytope…Read More »

November 82 Canada Home for the Aged Unknown 1982

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

In November 1982, 31 (8.8%) of 353 residents at a home for the aged in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, became ill with gastrointestinal symptoms. Cases occurred over an 18-day period. None of the usual enteric pathogens (Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter,…Read More »

February 82 McDonald's Restaurant Hamburger 1982

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was associated with eating ground beef, hamburger, at McDonald's Restaurant outlets in Oregon and Michigan. Escherichia coli 0157:H7, was isolated from 9 of 12 stools collected and from a beef patty from a sus…Read More »

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