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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May 18 2018 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of French Broad Farm Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

In June local and state public health officials in Tennessee investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of raw or unpasteurized milk among members of a French Broad Farm share program. Ten confirmed cases and 7 probable cases w…Read More »

December 16 2016-2017 Outbreak of Salmonella Dublin linked to Pride & Joy Dairy, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Salmonella
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

Washington health and agriculture agencies identified 3 cases of Salmonella Dublin linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Pride & Joy Dairy. The first case became ill on December 30, 2016. The last person became ill on November 28, 2017. Ill c…Read More »

September 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Associated with Louisburg Cider Mill Festival, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Unpasteurized apple cider

In October 2016 public health officials in Kansas and Missouri investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 among people who attended the Louisburg Cider Mill Festival held over two weekends in September and October, 2016. Fifty-six people reported il…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Associated with Raw Milk, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In August 2016 local and public health officials in Colorado investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections among persons who consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk from the same herdshare dairy. Illness onset dates ranged from August 8, 2016…Read More »

August 16 2016 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Raw Milk, Michigan

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In August 2016, local and state public health and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of unpasteurized milk purchased through the Dairy Delight Herd Share Program. Four people shared an indistinguish…Read More »

March 16 2016 Outbreak of STEC linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Golden Valley Guernseys, Virginia

  • Organism:
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • raw milk

In March 2016 local and state public health, laboratory and agriculture agencies investigated an outbreak of non-O157 Shiga Toxin E. coli (STEC) among members of a herd share. Prior to symptom onset, ill persons consumed raw (unpasteurized) milk prod…Read More »

November 15 2015 Outbreak of Gastrointestinal Illness Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Illinois

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium, non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • unpasteurized apple cider

In November 2015 public health officials in Illinois investigated an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness among individuals who attended the Pike County Fall color Drive. An estimated 30,000 people attended the festival. One hundred four cases were i…Read More »

July 15 2015 Cryptosporidiosis Linked to Raw Milk, Tennessee

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

The Tennessee Department of Health investigated an outbreak of cryptosporidiosis linked to consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program. Illnesses occurred in July.…Read More »

February 15 2015 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni linked to Claravale Farm brand raw milk, California

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In March 2015 California public health investigators learned of 6 northern California residents who were diagnosed with Campylobacter jejuni as a result of consuming raw milk produced by Claravale Farm. Investigators isolated Campylobacter in multip…Read More »

September 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw

Wisconsin Department of Health Services determined that raw milk provided by parents and served at a potluck dinner was the source of campylobacter infections experienced by Durand High School football team members. The outbreak affected 38 members o…Read More »

August 14 2014 Cryptosporidiosis Linked to Raw Goat Milk, Idaho

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In August 2014 Idaho public health investigators learned of two cases of cryptosporidiosis in siblings aged less than 3 years. Idaho's Southwest District Health (SWDH) investigated and found that both children had consumed raw goat milk produced at a…Read More »

December 14 2014 Outbreak of E. coli Linked to Raw Milk, Kentucky

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized

In September 2014 five children in Hardin, Oldham, and Boone counties, Kentucky were infected with E. coli O157:H7 after drinking raw/unpasteurized milk. Four of the 5 children developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.…Read More »

December 14 2014 Multistate Oubreak of Listeriosis Linked to Miller's Organic Farm Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Listeria monocytogenes
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, Unpasteurized Raw Milk

In November 2015 samples of raw chocolate milk were collected from a raw milk conference held in Anaheim, California. The raw chocolate milk was produced by Miller's Organic Farm in Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania. The FDA isolated Listeria from the raw m…Read More »

June 13 2013 Campylobacter jejuni linked to raw milk, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw

Minnesota state health and agriculture officials reported that an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was detected in 6 individuals through routine disease surveillance. All six consumed raw dairy products from the Dennis Jaloszynkski dairy farm locate…Read More »

May 13 May 2013 Outbreak of Campylobacter - Kasilof Dairy Produced Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Camylobacter jejuni
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasterized, Raw

In May 2013 the Alaska Department of Health reported that two patients had been diagnosed with Campylobacter jejuni (C. jejuni). The two unrelated patients shared an indistinguishable PFGE pattern. Both patients indicated that their diarrheal illnes…Read More »

April 13 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Family Cow Raw Milk, April-May 2013

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, milk, unpasteurized, raw milk

On May 29, 2013 the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health advised consumers to discard raw milk produced by The Family Cow in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania because of potential contamination. The Department of Health confirmed 6 cases of l…Read More »

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 »

January 13 2013 Campylobacter Outbreak Associated with Consumption of Raw Milk, Alaska

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

In February 2013 the Alaska Division of Public Health announced an outbreak of Campylobacter coli (C. coli) linked to consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk distributed by Kasilof Dairy, a Kenai-based cow-share program. In total 31 cases were identi…Read More »

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 »

May 12 2012 Campylobacter jejuni Infections Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw milk

In May 2012 Minnesota and Wisconsin public health and agriculture officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni among members of a 5th grade class who visited a farm school located near Glenwood City, Wisconsin. During the trip which too…Read More »

April 12 2012 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Oregon

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Cryptosporidium, Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. Nineteen patients diagnosed with E. coli O157:H7 were identified. In addition, one patient was infected with Campylobacter and one patien…Read More »

March 12 2012 Oubreak of E. coli O157 Linked to Unpasteruized Cow's Milk, Missouri

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Raw Milk

In March 2012 the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services investigated an outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to consumption of unpasteurized (raw) cow's milk produced by a Howard County dairy. Nineteen cases were identified …Read More »

February 12 2012 Campylobacter Linked to consumption of Unpasteurized Claravale Farm Dairy Products, California

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Cream, Unpasteurized, Raw

Raw milk, raw nonfat milk, and raw cream produced by Claravale Farm of San Benito County, California, were recalled by the state of California on March 23, 2012. The recall resulted from an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter associated …Read More »

January 12 2012 Campylobacter Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Kansas

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw

An outbreak of Campylobacteriosis was associated with drinking raw milk purchased from a dairy in South Central, Kansas.…Read More »

August 11 2011 E. Coli O157:H7 linked to Cozy Vale Creamery Raw, Unpasteurized Milk Products

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Cozy Vale Creamery’s raw milk products were recalled due to their link to an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 in Washington state that began in August. Cozy Vale Creamery’s whole and skim milk and cream were distributed through seven retail outlets in…Read More »

June 10 2010 E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter Linked to Billy Goat Dairy Raw Goat Milk, Longmont, Colorado

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter, E.coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Goat, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of E. coli O157 and Campylobacter occurred among persons who drank raw goat's milk from the Billy Goat Dairy in Longmont, Colorado. The Billy Goat Dairy operated a goat share program in which customers bought a share of a goat and in ret…Read More »

March 10 2010 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Forest Grove Dairy

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who consumed raw milk products obtained from the Family Farms Cooperative in Vandalia, Michigan. The Family Farms Cooperative operated a cow share program where members own part of a cow and …Read More »

March 10 2010 Campylobacter Linked to Consumption of Adam Dean and Pasture Maid Creamery Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

The public was urged to dispose of dairy products produced by Pasture Maid Creamery in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. The raw milk from the dairy was tested and found to contain Campylobacter. The health department had received reports of Campylobac…Read More »

September 09 2009 E. coli O157:H7 and Non-O157 E. coli Linked to Dungeness Valley Creamery Raw Whole Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7, Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak was linked to the consumption of raw, unpasteurized, whole milk produced by the Dungeness Valley Creamery. There were a total of three cases. There were two E. coli strains implicated. One strain was confirmed and was E. coli O121. Th…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 »

April 08 Utah Private Home Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among people who drank raw milk in a private home in Utah. The animal source of the milk was not described.…Read More »

March 08 Idaho Unknown Location Raw Milk 2008

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter coli occurred in Idaho. The exposure location was not described. The animal source of the milk was not described.…Read More »

December 07 2007 Outbreak of Campylobacter infections Linked to Pleasant Valley Dairy Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Washington

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

In Washington state, four Whatcom County residents and one Skagit County resident tested positive for the same Campylobacter jejuni strain that was found in a routine sample of raw milk from Pleasant Valley Dairy. Subsequent to the outbreak, the dai…Read More »

November 07 2007 Campylobacter Linked to Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Unpasteurized milk purchased from a dairy in California was linked to an outbreak of Campylobacter. No Campylobacter was isolated from available milk samples. Campylobacter was isolated from cow feces collected at the dairy; this strain was a genet…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 »

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 »

December 05 2005 E. coli O157:H7 Among Customers of the Dee Creek Farm Cow Share Program, Washington

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Unpasteurized milk from a farm in Cowlitz County, Washington, was consumed by persons who had participated in a cow-share program and was the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak. Persons purchased interests in, or shares of, dairy cows in return f…Read More »

October 05 Multistate Unknown Location Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2005

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacteriosis was associated with drinking raw milk that originated from a dairy in Colorado City, Arizona. There were five Arizona cases and two Utah cases. The milk was sampled, and Salmonella was isolated; Campylobac…Read More »

September 05 2005 Outbreak of Campylobacter at a Group Treatment Home Linked to Consumption of Raw Milk, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacteriosis occurred among people who drank unpasteurized, raw milk at a group treatment home in Bear River, Utah. A local clergyman brought the milk, and some brownies and cookies. The milk came from his farm.…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 »

January 02 2002 Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni Infections at a High School Athletic Team Dinner, Utah

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among student athletes who attended a dinner. Raw (unpasteurized) milk was served at the event, and people were aware that the milk was raw. The milk was a gift to support the team. At the time, the sta…Read More »

August 01 2001 E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Unpasteurizd Goat Milk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Goat, Raw Milk

Nubian goats owned by 18 families who ran a co-operative farm in Nanaimo, British Columbia, produced milk that was contaminated with E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak first affected the children of a family new to the co-operative. Later the children of…Read More »

July 01 2001 Brucella Linked to Consumption of homemade, raw milk cheese, California

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

A confirmed outbreak of Brucellosis was associated with eating homemade, unpasteurized, raw milk cheese in California.…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 »

June 98 1998 E. Coli O157:H7 Linked to Consumption of Cloverleaf Farm brand Cheese Curds 1998, Wisconsin

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Cheese, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Eight laboratory confirmed E. coli O157:H7 cases in Wisconsin prompted an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. A case-control study found a strong association between illness and consumption of fresh cheese curds …Read More »

October 96 1996 Outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Unpasteurized Apple Cider, Connecticut

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

The Connecticut Department of Public Health was notified about four laboratory confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection in residents of New Haven County. Additional case-finding was conducted, and with this effort, a total of eight cases had the…Read More »

September 96 1996 Outbreak of Cryptosporidium Infections Linked to Unpasteurized, Apple Cider, New York

  • Organism:
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Vehicle:
  • Juice, Apple, Unpasteurized

In October, the Cortland County Health Department (CCHD) was notified of about 10 cases of, laboratory-confirmed, cryptosporidiosis. All case-patients reported drinking apple cider produced at a local cider mill (mill A). A total of 20 confirmed an…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 92 1992 E. coli O157:H7 Linked Commercially Distributed Unpasteurized Milk

  • Organism:
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Commercially sold, raw milk, from a single dairy in Oregon was implicated in a prolonged outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. The outbreak was first detected in April, 1993 when six cases were identified. At the time the sale of raw milk from grocery stores…Read More »

December 92 1992 Campylobacter Linked to Raw Milk Served at a Church Picnic, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter occurred among people who drank raw milk served at a church picnic.…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 »

June 84 1984 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Consumption of Certified Raw Milk

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Kindergarten children and adults visited a certified raw milk bottling plant in southern California where they were given ice cream, kefir, and milk. A few days later several of them became ill due to infections caused by Campylobacter jejuni.…Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of E. coli O53:H10 Linked to Unpasteurized, Raw Milk, Minnesota

  • Organism:
  • Other
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

Chronic diarrhea was reported among a cluster of residents of the community of Brainerd, Minnesota. Routine enteric laboratory tests revealed no pathogens. Yersinia enterocolitica was later recovered from the stool of one case patient. E. coli O53…Read More »

May 83 1983 Campylobacter jejuni Linked to Raw Milk During a Dairy Farm Visit, Pennsylvania

  • Organism:
  • Campylobacter
  • Vehicle:
  • Dairy, Milk, Unpasteurized, Raw Milk

An outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni occurred among first grade students who drank raw milk while visiting a farm in central Pennsylvania. Illness risk was associated with the quantity of milk that was consumed during the visit.…Read More »

December 83 1983 Outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium Linked to consumption of Raw Milk, Arizona

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

In early 1983, an outbreak of illness was caused by raw milk contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. The outbreak strain was resistant to several antibiotics(ampicillin, chloramphenicol, kanamycin sulfate, streptomycin, sulfonamide, and tetracycli…Read More »

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