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.

2011 Outbreaks

For the full CDC report on foodborne outbreaks categorized by year and/or pathogen, click here.