Campylobacter Outbreaks

Most Campylobacter outbreaks are linked to raw milk or a restaurant. It is extremely rare for a health department, the CDC or the FDA to publicize an outbreak. If you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with this kind of food poisoning, contact our Campylobacter lawyers for a free lawsuit evaluation using the form below.

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Campylobacter CDC Illustration
3D, computer-generated image of a cluster of Campylobacter bacteria.


Utah Raw Mill Campylobacter Outbreak

On October 11, 2023, the Salt Lake County Health Department reported that 10 people in the county and four more elsewhere in the state are part of a Campylobacter outbreak linked to raw milk. One person was hospitalized.

Swan Brothers Raw Milk Sickens at Least 10 In Oklahoma

Raw (not pasteurized) milk from Swan Bros. Dairy in Claremore, Oklahoma has been linked to at least ten Campylobacter illnesses since April 9th, 2020.

Rediviva Restaurant 

A Campylobacter jejuni outbreak closed Rediviva Restaurant in Aberdeen, WA February 27, 2020. The outbreak is currently believed linked to chicken liver mousse served at the restaurant.

Raw Milk Campylobacter Outbreak

A Campylobacter outbreak in Ohio in December of 2016 was connected to raw milk and raw milk products from Sweet Grass Dairy, located at 6049 Bryant Road in Fredericktown. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Department of Health are investigating this outbreak.

Alejandro’s Taqueria Restaurant Campylobacter Outbreak

Cases of campylobacteriosis have been associated with eating at Alejandro’s Taqueria restaurant located on Texas Street in Fairfield, California. On June 9, KRON News said health investigators had found the association with eating at Alejandro’s Taqueria, and that 32 cases of campylobacteriosis were reported to Solano County in June of that year. Those sickened ate at the restaurant between May 26 and May 29, 2016.

Claravale Farm Milk Outbreak

Our law firm is investigating an outbreak associated with drinking Claravale Farm raw milk. The California Department of Public Health has reported six cases of illness. To date, six Northern California residents have been sickened. CDPH identified multiple bottles of Claravale Farm raw milk and raw cream that tested positive for Campylobacter bacteria. To date, there have been no deaths.

This farm was involved in another outbreak in 2012. CDPH looked at both raw milk and raw cream as possible sources of the illnesses.

Durand High School, Wisconsin

An outbreak of campylobacteriosis in Wisconsin has been linked to drinking unpasteurized milk during a dinner for the Durand High School football team, according to the health department’s final report.  At least 38 people were sickened. The investigation found the same strain of the bacteria that caused the illnesses in dairy cow manure on the farm that supplied the raw milk.

More Illnesses from Raw Milk in Utah

Forty-five people, many of them children, were sickened in Utah in an outbreak associated with drinking raw milk sold at Ropelato Dairy in Ogden. The health department found epidemiological evidence that most of the people sickened drank milk from this dairy in the days leading to onset of symptoms. Young children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are particularly vulnerable to contracting severe infections from tainted raw milk.

Raw milk and products made from it have been the source of a number of outbreaks in the United States.

Chicken Liver Pâté

Five people in Oregon and Ohio were sickened after eating chicken liver pâté. All of the case patients ate the tainted pâté in Oregon. Chicken livers are a high-risk food, according to the Oregon Health Authority, which cited a recent study that found up to 77 percent of chicken livers tested positive for Campylobacter (Noormohamed, Aneesa, and Mohamed K. Fakhr. “Incidence and antimicrobial resistance profiling of Campylobacter in retail chicken livers and gizzards.” Foodborne pathogens and disease 9, no. 7 (2012): 617-624).

Coos Bay Oyster Company Campylobacter Outbreak

An Oregon outbreak of infections has been linked to oysters from the Coos Bay Oyster Company of Charleston, Oregon. The company recalled all of its shucked oysters distributed to retailers and wholesalers in Oregon and California with sell-by dates from January 15 to February 17, 2014. These oysters were sold in ½ gallon, quart, pint and half-pint containers under the Coos Bay Oyster Co. label. It also recalled in-shell oysters with harvest dates from December 2013 to January 2014.

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