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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May 07 2007 Enterobacter sakazakii Linked to Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier for Premature/LBW Babies, Iowa

  • Organism:
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Infant Formula, Powdered

A premature infant was reported to the Iowa Department of Public Health as having Enterobacter sakazakii infection. Premature and low birth weight infants are susceptible to this infection. A link between illness and consumption of powdered infant …Read More »

June 98 1998 Enterobacter sakazakii in Belgian Powdered Milk Formula

  • Organism:
  • Cronobacter sakazakii
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Infant Formula, Powdered

An outbreak of necrotizing enterocolitis, a condition in which a section of the bowel dies, occurred in a neonatal unit of a hospital in Belgium. Twelve infants became ill, and two died. Enterobacter sakazakii, also known as Cronobacter sakazakii, …Read More »

January 94 1994 Outbreak of Salmonella Virchow Linked to Powdered Infant Formula, Spain

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Infant Formula or Colostrum, Powdered

Spain's Salmonella surveillance system detected and halted an outbreak of Salmonella Virchow due to powdered infant formula. Most of the ill were infants less than seven months old. The outbreak lasted six months. Powdered formula samples were tes…Read More »

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