CDC links Big Olaf ice cream of Saratoga, FL to Listeria outbreak

The CDC linked the multi state outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes that made 23 people infected with the outbreak strain of Listeria monocytogenes from 10 states (CO(1), FL(12), GA(1), IL(1), KS(1), MA(2), MN(1), NY(2), PA(1)) to Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota, FL. As a result of this outbreak, one person from Illinois died, and another pregnant woman had a miscarriage. Big Olaf Creamery lists six locations in Sarasota County and nine other retailers across FL on its website. Of the 17 people interviewed, 14 (82%) reported eating ice cream. Among 13 people who remembered details about the type of ice cream they ate, six reported eating Big Olaf Creamery brand ice cream or eating ice cream at locations that might have been supplied by Big Olaf Creamery. On July 1, 2022, Big Olaf Creamery in Sarasota, FL, voluntarily contacted retail locations to recommend against selling their ice cream products. @

Investigation Details | Listeria Outbreak | CDC

Read the investigation details about a Listeria outbreak linked to ice cream.

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