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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January 98 1998 Multitate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Bil Mar Foods Ready-to-eat Meats

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Luncheon Meat and Sausage, Hot dog, Frankfurters, Deli Meats

Molecular subtyping helped to identify Listeria monocytogenes cases linked to a nationwide outbreak. Cases were eventually identified in 24 states. An initial case-control study implicated meat frankfurters, or hot dogs, as the likely source. A fo…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 »

June 83 Pasteurized Milk 1983

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

Consumption of a specific brand of pasteurized, whole or 2 per cent, milk was epidemiologically linked to an outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Massaschusetts. The risk of illness increased with the amount of milk that had been consumed. The mil…Read More »

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