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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March 13 2013 Salmonella Typhimurium linked to homemade unpasteurized fresh cheese, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, cheese, unpasteurized, raw

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), the Minnesota Department of Agriculture and the City of Minneapolis investigated an outbreak of Salmonella linked to consumption of homemade unpasteurized cheese also known as queso fresco in May 2013. MDH co…Read More »

February 07 2007 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to Unpasteurized, Raw Milk and Cheese, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Cheese

In February, the Pennsylvania Department of Health received reports of two laboratory-confirmed infections of Salmonella Typhimurium. The isolates matched by pulse-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), a genetic fingerprinting technique, and the patient…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 »

October 00 Mexican-Style Cheese Queso Fresco 2000

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

An outbreak of Listeriosis occurred Winston-Salem, North Carolina. It was attributed to the consumption of a fresh, Mexican-style cheese that was sold door-to-door. Listeria monocytogenes was isolated from 10 case-patients, from cheese bought from …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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