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 12 2012 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Mitchell Hill Farm Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, apple, unpasteurized

In November 2012 Michigan public health officials investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of unpasteurized apple cider produced by Mitchell Hill Farm in Ellsworth, Michigan. Four individuals were hospitalized, including two…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 »

October 07 2007 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Massachusetts

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

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 occurred in Massachusetts among people who drank unpasteurized, apple cider. The location of exposure was not described.…Read More »

March 07 2007 Outbreak of Hepatitis A at a Restaurant Linked to Acai, Bananas, Strawberries, Sugar Cane Juice, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Hepatitis
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Acai, Bananas, Strawberries Sugar Cane Juice

A confirmed outbreak of hepatitis A occurred among people who had consumed acai, bananas, strawberries, and sugar cane juice while at a restaurant in Florida.…Read More »

September 04 2004 Outbreak of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Apple Cider, New York

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, Apple Cider

Direct sales of fresh pressed apple cider from an orchard in New York State led to outbreaks of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium parvum. The facility qualified as a retail establishment and was exempt from HACCP regulations.…Read More »

March 00 2000 Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Linked to Unpasteurized Orange Juice

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, Orange Juice, Grapefruit Juice, Fresh

A multi-state outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis is was linked to the consumption of unpasteurized orange juices. Eighty-eight cases of Salmonella Enteritidis who reported drinking juice were reported form eight states: California (45), Colorado (32…Read More »

December 98 1998 Salmonella Typhi Linked to Mamey Fruit Juice

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Mamey Juice

An outbreak of Salmonella Typhi occurred in Florida and was linked to the consumption of fruit shakes (batidos) made with frozen, mamey fruit. Mamey is a tropical fruit that is popular in Central America. The fruit had been commercially processed, …Read More »

October 93 1993 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Agricultural Fair Apple Cider, Maine

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit Beverage, Juice, apple

Students and staff who attended an agricultural fair in central Maine subsequently developed diarrhea and vomiting. Illness was associated with drinking fresh pressed apple cider. Cryptosporidium oocysts were detected in the apple cider, on the cid…Read More »

December 93 1993 Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Homemade Watermelon Juice, Florida

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Fruit, Watermelon Juice

A watermelon juice drink was the vehicle for an outbreak of Salmonella in Florida.…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 »

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