Fair and Petting Zoo Safety

A resource for fair and petty zoo legal cases and outbreak prevention, sponsored by Marler Clark

2011 Non-O157:STEC outbreak linked to unpasteurized apple cider, calf in petting zoo. Minnesota

In 2011, an outbreak caused in party by non-O157 STEC was identified among individuals who visited an apple orchard in October. In total, 14 cases were identified, including 5 laboratoryconfirmed E. coli O111:NM cases and 3 laboratory-confirmed Cryptosporidium parvum cases. Consuming samples of unpasteurized apple cider from a pressing demonstration was associated with illness. E. coli O111:NM was isolated from a calf at the orchard’s petting zoo.