Thanks to the 1920’s song. The good thing about both practicing food law for a long time and having a foodborne epidemiologist on staff is that we have the history of these outbreaks at our fingertips.

2023WashingtonListeria 663Frugals
2023NY and PAListeria 220Real Kosher
2021-2022MultistateListeria 23221Big Olaf Creamery
2014WashingtonListeria 220Snoqualmie Ice Cream
2010-2015MultistateListeria 10103Blue Bell
2008VermontE. coli 630Homemade Ice Cream, unpasteurized milk
2008MinnesotaSalmonella200Homemade ice cream
2008CaliforniaE. coli 200Consumed at a restaurant; brand or pasteurization unknown
2007CaliforniaNorovirus1700Ice cream with berries, berries were likely the contaminated ingredient
2007PennsylvaniaCampylobacter300Homemade ice cream
2007MinnesotaHepatitis A1560Ice cream or yogurt at a restaurant
2007West VirginiaSalmonella820Homemade ice cream
2006BelgiumE. coli1250Ice cream at a farm
2006CaliforniaSalmonella600Homemade Ice Cream
2005MultistateSalmonella 26110Cold Stone Creamery (cake batter was the contaminated ingredient)
1994MultistateSalmonella 12Schwan’s Ice Cream – the estimated # of ill cases is 224,000!
1993FloridaSalmonella 593Homemade Ice Cream