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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August 13 2013-2014 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Soft Cheese Produced by Roos Foods

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Fresh

In February 2014 the CDC announced a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis linked to consumption of soft or semi-soft Hispanic-style cheese produced by Roos Foods of Kenton, Delaware. There were 8 confirmed cases in two states, Maryland and California.…Read More »

June 12 2012 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Cheese Sold at Whole Foods, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Pasteurized

The Allegheny County Health Department and Whole Foods Market announced that Jean Perrin Edel de Cleron cheese sold in the East Liberty Whole Foods Market store was linked to listeriosis in a 69 year old Westmoreland County man. The man fell ill on …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 »

June 08 2008 Outbreak of Listeriosis Infections Linked to Maple Leaf Consumer Foods Deli Meat, Canada

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat, not ham

The Maple Leaf Consumer Foods of Canada had detected Listeria in its routine environmental testing at its Bartor Road plant sporadically in 2007 and early 2008. Beginning in June, 2008, illnesses began. By July 18, Maple Leaf Consumer Foods product…Read More »

July 05 2005 Outbreak of Listeriosis in Onondaga County, New York

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of listeriosis was identified by New York health officials in Onondaga County. A total of six people fell ill. One person died. An investigation failed to find a common exposure, but the cases were linked through genetic sequencing of th…Read More »

October 00 2000 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Homemade Mexican Style Cheese, North Carolina

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

Twelve persons (eleven women; one immunocompromised man), all of Hispanic origen, developed infections caused by Listeria monocytogenes. Ten women were pregnant; these infections resulted in five stillbirths, three premature deliveries, and two infec…Read More »

May 00 2000 Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Cargill Deli Turkey

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon meat and Sausage, Turkey

A case-control study implicated sliced, processed, turkey deli meat in a multistate (11 state) outbreak. A traceback investigation identified a single processing plant in Texas as the likely source of the outbreak. The company recalled 16 million p…Read More »

January 85 1985 Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked Jalisco Products, Inc., Queso Fresco and Cotija Cheeses, California

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

Between January 1 and August 15, 1985, 142 cases of listeriosis were identified in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, California. Ninety three cases (65.5%) occurred in pregnant women or their offspring and 49 (34.5%) in nonpregnant adults. There wer…Read More »

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