Disease Outbreaks Associated with Milk Products

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has also published a report on Foodborne Disease Outbreaks and analysis from 1998-2007. Dairy outbreaks are included in this report. To review the report, click here.

Month/Year

Location

Details

Reference(s)

April 2012 Missouri 14 sick from raw milk (E. coli) http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/05/missouri-says-14-e-coli-cases-may-be-from-raw-milk/
April 2012 Oregon 21 sick from E. coli associated with raw milk consumption http://www.ktvz.com/news/30889503/detail.html
January 2012
Pennsylvania
80 ill from Campylobacter after drinking raw cow's milk.. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/03/campylobacter-cases-from-pa-raw-milk-outbreak-reach-80/
January 2012
Washington
0 illnesses. Recalled because Shiga-toxin producing E. coli was detected in some products. http://www.myfoxspokane.com/news/kcpq-western-washington-dairy-recall-due-to-e-coli-contamination-20120117,0,1665457.story
August-November 2011
Washington
3 illnesses from a Shiga-toxin producing E. coli from raw cow's milk

http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/food/rawmilk-cozyvale.pdf

http://www.myfoxspokane.com/news/kcpq-lawsuit-filed-against-cozy-valley-creamery-over-raw-milk-case-20120103,0,3885533.story

August-October 2011
California
5 illnesses. Raw cow's milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/egov/Press_Releases/Press_Release.asp?PRnum=11-064
November 2011
Washington
No illnesses. Recall of raw milk cheddar cheese because of Listeria contamination http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm279166.htm
October 2011
Iowa
0 illnesses. Improper pasteurization of milk http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm275067.htm
October 2011
Indiana
0 illnesses. Recall of pasteurized cheeses because of potential Listeria contamination http://www.wlfi.com/dpps/news/indiana/fair-oaks-recalls-cheese-for-listeria_4007981
September 2011
Illinois
0 illnesses. Improper pastuerization of milk http://www.idph.state.il.us/public/press11/9.2.11_LudwigDairyRecall.htm
September 2011
Georgia
0 illnesses. Improper pastuerization of milk http://www.rockdalecitizen.com/news/2011/sep/10/local-dairy-recalls-milk/
September 2011
Washington
0 illnesses. Recall of raw cow's milk because of possible E. coli contamination http://www.kentreporter.com/news/130161468.html
September 2011
New York
2 illnesses from raw cow's milk contaminated with Campylobacter http://www.wbng.com/news/around-the-tiers/Campylobacter-Contamination-Found-in-Raw-Milk-in-Tompkins-County-130820728.html
August 2011
Virginia
0 illnesses. recall of pasteurized cheddar cheese spread with possible Salmonella contamination http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm267830.htm
March-August 2011
Pennsylvania
16 illness from Yersinia enterocolitica from glass-bottled pasteurized milk and ice cream http://www.wtae.com/r/28730092/detail.html
June 2011
New York
No illnesses from pasteurized queso fresco cheese contaminated with Staphylococcus aureus http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm259411.htm
June 2011
South and North Carolina
3 ill from Campylobacter from raw cow's milk

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm263158.htm

 

June 2011
Alaska
4 ill from Campylobacter from raw cow's milk http://www.epi.alaska.gov/bulletins/docs/b2011_22.pdf
June 2011
Michigan
3 illnesses of Coxiella with raw cow's milk http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/06/raw_milk_threat_announced_in_m.html
May 2011
Wisconsin
18 sick with Campylobacter from raw milk http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/124110229.html
April 2011
Texas
4 illnesses from Salmonella from raw milk http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Raw-milk-under-scrutiny-after-North-Texas-illnesses-120321579.html
April 2011
Massachusetts
   
March 2011
Texas
0 illnesses. Recall of chocolate milk for inadequate pasteurization http://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls/ucm246920.htm
February 2011
Washington
0 illnesses. Recall of raw cow's milk for E. coli http://www.newsinferno.com/food-poisoning/e-coli-risk-prompts-raw-milk-recall-in-washington-state
December 2010
Multi-state
8 illnesses from E. coli O157:H7. 60 day aged raw milk cheese http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm237381.htm
November 2010
Texas
4 illnesses from Salmonella from raw cow's milk http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/04/salmonella-cases-tied-to-raw-milk-in-texas/
November 2010
Multi-state
38 illnesses from E.coli O157:H7 from aged raw gouda cheese http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm232748.htm

October 2010

Minnesota
7 illnesses from raw milk
Licensed raw milk dairy Campylobacter & Cryptosporidium
Minnesota Department of Health
News Release
http://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2010/milk102810.html

June 2010

Colorado

24 ill from raw goat's milk with E. coli O157:H7 and Campylobacter

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2010/07/24-ill-in-colorado-raw-milk-outbreak/

 

May 2010

Washington

2 ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 from Jackie's Jersey milk

http://www.doh.wa.gov/Publicat/2010_news/10-087.htm

May 2010

Minnesota

8 ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 from Hartmann Dairy Farm

http://www.health.state.mn.us/news/pressrel/2010/ecoli052610.html

May 2010

Nevada

1 ill due to homemade queso fresco made with raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter

http://www.rgj.com/article/20100520/NEWS/100520028/-1/CARSON/Reno-child-ill-from-eating-illegal-bathtub-cheese-

April 2010

Utah

6 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Ropelato Dairy

http://www.standard.net/topics/food/2010/05/17/nine-sickened-campylobacter-illness-linked-raw-milk

April 2010

Utah

6 ill due to raw milk with Salmonella from Redmond Farms

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700032391/Salmonella-outbreak-linked-to-raw-milk-sold-in-Orem-and-Heber.html

March 2010

Michigan

12 ill due to raw milk products contaminated with Campylobacter from Forest Grove Farms

http://fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm206311.htm

 

March 2010

Pennsylvania

10 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Pasture Maid Creamery

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pennsylvania-agriculture-department-suspends-raw-milk-sales-permit-of-pasture-maid-creamery-in-

January 2010

New York

5 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Willow Marsh Farm

http://www.health.state.ny.us/press/releases/2010/2010-01-29_campylobacter_contamination_in_raw_milk.htm

November 2009

Washington

3 ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli from Dungeness Valley Creamery

http://agr.wa.gov/News/2009/09-38.aspx

August 2009

Wisconsin

35 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Zinniker Farm

http://gazettextra.com/weblogs/latest-news/2009/sep/19/officials-shut-down-elkhorn-farms-raw-milk-sales/

April 2009

Colorado

11 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Kinikin Corner Dairy cow share operation

 

http://cdphe.state.co.us/release/2009/040709.html

March 2009

Washington

Several illnesses suspected to be due to raw milk contaminated with Listeria

http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/779784.html

January 2010

New York

5 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Willow Marsh Farm

http://www.health.state.ny.us/press/releases/2010/2010-01-29_campylobacter_contamination_in_raw_milk.htm

November 2009

Washington

3 ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli from Dungeness Valley Creamery

http://agr.wa.gov/News/2009/09-38.aspx

August 2009

Wisconsin

35 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Zinniker Farm

http://gazettextra.com/weblogs/latest-news/2009/sep/19/officials-shut-down-elkhorn-farms-raw-milk-sales/

April 2009

Colorado

11 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Kinikin Corner Dairy cow share operation

http://cdphe.state.co.us/release/2009/040709.html

March 2009

Washington

Several illnesses suspected to be due to raw milk cheese contaminated with Listeria

http://www.theolympian.com/southsound/story/779784.html

February 2009

Pennsylvania

6 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter sold directly from Pasture Maid Creamery

http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-20-2009/0004976048&EDATE =

September 2008

Pennsylvania

7 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Hendricks Farm & Dairy

http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?A=190&Q=251618

July 2008

Connecticut

5 ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli from Simsbury Dairy Farm

http://www.nbc30.com/news/17041959/detail.html

August 2008

California

At least 15 ill and 1 in Intensive care due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Alexadre Family Eco Dairy Farms

http://www.triplicate.com/news/story.cfm?story_no=9851

May 2008

Missouri

4 ill due to raw goat's milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 from Autumn Olive Farms

http://www.marlerblog.com/2009/08/articles/legal-cases/2008-e-coli-o157h7-raw-goat-milk-outbreak-sickened-four-two-with-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/

December 2007/January 2008

Washington

5 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from Pleasant Valley Dairy

Dec 17, 2007

http://agr.wa.gov/news/2007/07-33.pdf

Jan 15, 2008

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/102/story/290902.html

November 2007

Kansas

19 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter from a dairy in south central Kansas

http://www.kdheks.gov/news/web_archives/2007/12042007a.htm

October 2007

Kansas

67 ill due to fresh cheese made with raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter at a community fair

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml.mm5751a2.htm?s_cid=mm5751a2_x

June/July 2007

Georgia

3 families ill and 1 child hospitalized due to raw milk (sold as pet food) contaminated with Campylobacter

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Raw milk sickens three Georgia Families

July 23, 2007

July 2007

Pennsylvania

Undisclosed number of consumers ill due to raw milk contaminated with Salmonella given away by Stump Acres Dairy

York Daily Record

Stump Acres Dairy stops giving away raw milk

 

July 2007

Eastern Ontario

Two dozen ill due to raw milk cheese made by mobile cheese-maker

Ottawa Citizen

Raw milk cheese blamed for making two dozen people ill

July 20, 2007

March/April

2007

Pennsylvania

8 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Salmonella from Stump Acres Dairy

York Dispatch

Dairy suspends raw milk sales again after state warning

April 3, 2007

March 2007

Utah

About 60 ill due to raw cow and goat milk contaminated with Campyloba cter from Woosley's Dairy

Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Co. Health Department probes illnesses linked to dairy's milk

March 21, 2007

Associated Press

Officials: Segregated chickens could stop diseases

June 1, 2007

March 2007

Ontario

An infant whose mother consumed raw milk cheese in critical condition with listeriosis and a 2 yr old hospitalized with Yersinia infection due to raw milk from a family farm

Grey Bruce Health Unit

Infant listeriosis in Grey Bruce

March 14, 2007

&

Grey Bruce Health Unit

Yersinia infection most likely from raw milk

March 16, 2007

November 2006

Ontario

6 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campyloba cter

Peterborough Examiner

Raw milk sickens five

December 14, 2006

September 2006

Washington

2 children ill due to raw milk and cow colostrums contaminated with E. coli O157:H 7 from Grace Harbor

The Herald (Everett, WA)

Raw milk blamed for girl's illness from E. coli

September 29, 2006

September 2006

California

4 children ill due to raw milk and cow colostrums contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 from Organic Pastures Dairy

San Diego Union-Tribune

Raw milk products still quarantined

September 29, 2006

Summer 2006

Ontario

2 children hospitalized due to raw milk and raw milk cheese contaminated with E. coli; 1 child ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter

The Record

Raw milk: Public service or outlaw act?

December 13, 2006

December 2005

Washington

6 children ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 from Dairy in Cowlitz county

Clark County Health Department

E. coli outbreak linked to raw milk sickens 6 Clark Co kids

December 13, 2005

April 2005

Ontario

6 ill due to raw milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 sold out of the back of a truck

CP Wire

Ontario officials investigating underground milk market: 4 ill with E. coli

April 14, 2005

February 2003/October 2002

Edmonton

13 ill(5 hospitalized, 2 HUS) due to raw milk gouda cheese from farmers' market, specialty stores and restaurants

Edmonton Capital Health

December 2002

Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Tenessee

62 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Salmonella from Ohio dairy/restaurant

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multistate outbreak of Salmonella serotype Typhimurium infections associated with drinking unpasteurized milk---Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Tenessee , 2002-2003

MMWR 52(26): 613-615

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5226a3.htm

December 2001

Wisconsin

75 ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campyloba cter from an organic dairy cow-leasing program

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Outbreak of Campylobacter jejuni infections associated with drinking unpasteurized milk procured through a cow-leasing program --- Wisconsin, 2001

MMWR 51(25): 548-549

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5125a2.htm

August 2001

British Columbia

5 children ill due to goat's milk contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 from a co-operative farm

Escherichia coli O157 outbreak associated with the ingestion of unpasteurized goat's milk in British Columbia 2001

Canada Communicable Disease Report, 28(1)

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/02vol28/dr2801eb.html

2000

Austria

38 children ill due to raw milk contaminated with Campylobacter

Epidemiology and Infection, 125(1): 13-16

 

Updated 06/11/12