Foodborne Illness:
  People who've fallen victim

Honor Wall: STOP Foodborne Illness photo album of people who have fallen victim to food poisoning




Too many people have fallen victim to food poisoning here in the United States. STOP Foodborne Illness, a national non-profit public health organization dedicated to the prevention of illness and death from foodborne pathogens, has compiled an honor wall of some of those who have suffered this tragedy. Some have survived. Some have not. Visit STOP's website to read the testimonies of each person pictured above. A select few are listed here. 

Click on the links below to learn more about each case.

Alex, E. coli Alexander Donley
E. coli O157:H7
Hamburger
1987-1993 
Dana-salmonella Dana
Salmonella
Cantaloupe 
Haylee, E. coli Haylee
E. coli O157:H7
Lettuce 
Henry, salmonella Henry Knam
Salmonella
Orange Juice
1910-1999 
Jacob, E. coli

Jacob Francisco
E. coli O157:H7
Food source unknown
1997-2004 

Kayla, E. coli Kayla Boner
E. coli O111
Food source unknown
1993-2007 
Laura, E. coli Laura Day
E. coli O157:H7
Hamburger 
Nellie, salmonella Nellie Napier
Salmonella
Peanut Butter
1929-2009 
Rylee, E. coli Rylee
E. coli O157:H7
Fresh Spinach 
Shirley, salmonella Shirley Almer
Salmonella
Peanut Butter
1936-2008 

Thank you to STOP Foodborne Illness and the individuals shown above and their families for permission to republish their testimonies and photographs.

Copyright © 2011 Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Last page update: September 11, 2011