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 14 2014 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Raw Milk Produced by Ropelato Dairy, Utah

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

Utah Public health officials investigated an outbreak of Campylobacter in 45 patients linked to consumption of raw milk produced by Ropelato Dairy in Weber County, Utah. Onset of illness dates ranged from May 9, 2014 to July 21, 2014. Two cases occur…Read More »

May 08 2008 Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Alexandre Eco Farms Dairy Unpasteurized Milk

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

A cluster of campylobacter cases occurred in Del Norte County, California. One of the hospitalized cases was diagnosed with acute motor axonal neuropathy, a form of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare complication of campylobacter infection. Guillain-Bar…Read More »

May 06 Virginia Other Location Raw Milk 2006

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

A confirmed outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was associated with drinking raw milk. The exposure location was described only as "other."…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 »

April 94 1994 Campylobacter Among Visitors to a Dairy, Cardiff England, Raw Milk

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

A nursery school trip to a dairy farm led to an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni gastroenteritis. Illness was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk while visiting the dairy. There was a significant dose response relationship b…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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