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Outbreak News

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 48 million Americans will suffer from food poisoning each year.*

Following, is an abbreviated list of local and national outbreaks organized by year, keeping in mind that many illnesses will not be linked to an outbreak, nor will the source of contamination be identified.

Salmonella Paratyphi B/Raw Tuna Sushi
Listeria/Blue Bell Ice Cream
Salmonella/Kenosha County

Food Poisoning Archives: 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010

Obtain a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a food poisoning outbreak, or you suspect that you were injured in a food poisoning outbreak, please submit our easy-to-use Food Poisoning Lawsuit Evaluation Form found on this page, or contact us toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Let us bring our experience handling food poisoning lawsuit matters to bear on your behalf.

What is Food Poisoning Outbreak?

A food poisoning outbreak occurs when two or more people develop a similar illness after ingesting a common food or drink. An outbreak may be confined to a specific town or region, for example, a group of people become ill after eating at the same restaurant or purchasing food from a local grocery store. Or, the outbreak may be widespread, with hundreds to thousands of people sickened across multiple states, often over a longer period of time. This can occur, for example, when food is contaminated at an industrial processing plant and is then shipped nationwide to unsuspecting consumers.

How to Report a Foodborne Illness

Local, state, and federal public health officials are responsible for investigating foodborne illnesses; and with this information, they can bring an ongoing outbreak to a halt and protect the public from similar outbreaks in the future.

If you believe that you or someone you know was sickened after consuming a particular food or drink, you can help public health officials by reporting this information to your county, local, or city health department. You can find your local health department’s contact information by visiting your state public health department website.

How is Food Poisoning Diagnosed?

Put your health and the health of your loved ones first. If your suspect food poisoning, direct your health related questions to your doctor or health care professional. He or she may wish to order a stool culture or other laboratory testing to determine if you have been infected by a foodborne pathogen (a disease causing germ). While a stool sample can detect many foodborne pathogens, some infections, for example listeriosis, may require testing blood, spinal fluid, or other body tissues.


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