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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November 14 2014 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Snoqualmie Ice Cream, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Ice cream

Local and state public health officials in Washington State linked two patients diagnosed with listeriosis to products recalled by Snoqualmie Ice Cream Company. The two cases, both from King County, had serious medical conditions and became ill after…Read More »

March 11 2011 Yersinia Linked to Brunton Dairy Pasteurized Milk and Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Pasteurized

An outbreak of Yersinia enterocolitica was associated with drinking milk or eating ice cream made by the Brunton Dairy. Nine individuals in Beaver County and seven in Allegheny County were sickened (Pennsylvania). On August 26, it was revealed that …Read More »

January 10 2010-2015 Listeriosis Linked to Blue Bell Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Ice Cream

Local, state, and federal investigators identified an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes linked to consumption of ice cream manufactured by Blue Bell Creameries. As of April 8, 2015, a total of 10 patients infected with several strains of Listeria mo…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 98 1998 Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Consumption of Homemade Ice Cream

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Ice Cream

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis resulted when homemade ice cream, made with raw eggs, was served. The unused eggs, and egg shells from the eggs that were used, tested positive for Salmonella Enteritidis. The isolates from the case-patients an…Read More »

September 93 1993 Salmonella enteritidis Linked to Homemade Ice Cream, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Eggs, Home Made Ice Cream

Raw eggs were used to make ice cream for a hospital sponsored cookout. Twelve of fourteen people who attended the cookout became ill; eleven remembered eating ice cream. No other food item was associated with illness. Salmonella Enteritidis, phage…Read More »

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