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 11 Japan Foods Forus Company Restaurants Yukhoe 2011

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Raw, Yukhoe, Steak Tartare

Yukhoe served at restaurants run by Foods Forus Company, in Japan, was linked to an outbreak of E. coli O111 and O157. As of May 8, it was not publicly known whether the E. coli O157 was the H7 type. Over 70 people were reported ill. The dead inclu…Read More »

July 09 Wyoming Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2 2009

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 E. coli
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

A confirmed outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred in Wyoming. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were described.…Read More »

September 08 Minnesota Day Care Person-to-Person 2008

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred at a Minnesota day care program in 2008. It had been spread from person-to-person.…Read More »

July 07 North Dakota Wedding Reception Held in Private Home 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Beef, Ground Beef

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred among attendees of a wedding reception that was held at a private home. Ground beef was the named vehicle of infection.…Read More »

April 07 North Dakota Elementary School Person-to-Person 2007

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred at an elementary school in North Dakota. The infections were spread from person-to-person.…Read More »

March 07 Maine Day Care Person-to-Person 2007

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 and Cryptosporidium occurred at a day care program in Maine. The infections were passed from person-to-person.…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 »

September 01 South Dakota Day Care Person-to-Person 2001

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Person-to-Person

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred at a South Dakota day care program. The infection had been spread from person-to-person.…Read More »

December 01 Minnesota Unknown Location Unknown Vehicle 2001

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Unknown

An outbreak of E. coli O111 occurred in Minnesota. Neither the vehicle of infection or the exposure location were known.…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 »

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