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Top 15 Food Poisoning Outbreaks of 2012

From the database of foodborne illness outbreak database:

1.  Outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix, 2012

In November 2012 the CDC and public health officials in several states and the FDA announced an investigation of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses linked to consumption of Wegmans brand Organic Spinach and Spring Mix lettuce Mix produced by State Garden.…Read More »

2.  Salmonella Thompson Associated with Dutch Smoked Salmon, 2012

An outbreak investigation of Salmonella Thompson possibly linked to smoked salmon manufactured by Dutch company, Foppen, was initiated in September 2012. At least 85 patients with a genetically indistinguishable strain of Salmonella serotype Thompson.…Read More »

3.  Germantown, Ohio E. coli O157 Outbreak, July 2012

At least 75 people were sickened after attending a picnic hosted by Neff’s Lawn Care located in Germantown, Ohio. Up to 300 persons attended the picnic held on July 3, 2012. Fourteen people were hospitalized. Three patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.…Read More »

4.  Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Linked to Cantaloupe, July 2012

On Friday, August 17, 2012 public health officials in several states and the FDA announced a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana.…Read More »

5.  Salmonella Braenderup linked to Daniella brand mangoes, US and Canada, 2012

On August 24, 2012 public health investigators in Canada announced an outbreak of Salmonella serotype Braenderup associated with consumption of Daniella brand mangoes. Canadian investigators reported 17 case patients in British Columbia and 5 cases.…Read More »

6.  Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Bredeney Linked to Sunland, Inc. Nut Butters, 2012

On September 22, 2012 the CDC announced a multistate outbreak of Samonella serotype Bredeney linked to Trader Joe’s Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter.…Read More »

7.  Salmonella Enteriditis Due to Contaminated Cargill Ground Beef, June 2012

On July 22, 2012 Cargill Meat Solutions announced a recall of 29,339 pounds of fresh ground beef products due to possible contamination with Salmonella Enteriditis. Using epidemiologic and tracback data public health investigators in 8 states.…Read More »

8.  Foundation Farm Unpasteurized, Raw Milk 2012

On April 13, the Oregon Health Authority announced that they were investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. As of April 30, at least 19 patients with E. coli O157:H7 had been identified.…Read More »

9.  E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce – Canada and California, April 2012

An outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 was linked to romaine lettuce grown and distributed by Amazing Coachella Inc., which is the parent company of Peter Rabbit Farms, both based in Coachella, California.…Read More »

10.  South Carolina E. coli O157:H7 Mexican Restaurant 2012

In May of 2012, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC)announced that it was investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that had sickened 11 individuals in the Spartanburg area.…Read More »

11.  Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O145, April-June 2012

In June 2012 the CDC announced an investigation by public health officials of an outbreak of E. coli O145. A total 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain were identified.…Read More »

12.  Forever Cheese Ricotta and Listeriosis, March-October 2012

On September 10, 2012 Forever Cheese, Inc. recalled all Ricotta Salata Frescolina brand, Forever Cheese lot #T9425 and/or production code 441202 due to an outbreak of listeriosis linked to the product. By October 26, 2012 the CDC had identified 22 people sickened with 4 deaths.…Read More »

13.  The Family Cow Dairy Raw, Unpasteurized Milk 2012

On January 27, an investigation into an outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni was first revealed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The outbreak was associated with the consumption of raw (unpasteurized) milk from The Family Cow dairy.…Read More »

14.  Moon Marine USA Corporation Raw Yellowfin Tuna Used for Sushi Sashimi Ceviche 2012

In April 2012 the CDC and FDA announced a multi-state outbreak of salmonellosis linked to consumption of frozen raw yellowfin tuna product known as Nakaochi Scrape distributed by Moon Marine USA Corporation.…Read More »

15.  Outbreak of Campylobacter Linked to Organic Pastures Raw Milk Products, 2012

From January through April 30, 2012 the California Department of Public Health reported that at least 10 people with campylobacter infection were identified in California. Ill patients reported consuming Organic Pastures raw milk prior to illness.…Read More »