The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its multistate foodborne outbreak list for 2011.
The CDC says when two or more people get the same illness from the same contaminated food or drink, the event is called a foodborne outbreak. Public health officials investigate outbreaks to control them, so more people do not get sick in the outbreak, and to learn how to prevent similar outbreaks from happening in the future.
- Ground Beef - Salmonella Typhimurium
- Romaine Lettuce - Escherichia coli O157:H7
- Kosher Broiled Chicken Livers - Salmonella Heidelberg
- Turkish Pine Nuts - Salmonella Enteritidis
- Jensen Farms Cantaloupes - Listeria monocytogenes
- Ground Turkey - Salmonella Heidelberg
- Whole, Fresh Imported Papayas - Salmonella Agona
- African Dwarf Frogs - Salmonella Typhimurium
- Alfalfa and Spicy Sprouts – Salmonella Enteritidis
- Travel to Germany - Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O104
- Chicks and Ducklings - Salmonella Altona and Salmonella Johannesburg
- Microbiology Laboratories - Salmonella Typhimurium
- Turkey Burgers - Salmonella Hadar
- Lebanon Bologna - Escherichia coli O157:H7
- Del Monte Cantaloupe - Salmonella Panama
- Hazelnuts - Escherichia coli O157:H7
For the full CDC report on foodborne outbreaks categorized by year and/or pathogen, click here.