Editor’s note: 2013 saw dozens of well-publicized foodborne illness outbreaks. While many of them were found to have sickened a handful of individuals, a few stood out as especially wide in scope. Food Safety News has compiled a list of 10 of the biggest U.S. outbreaks in 2013. Please note that the list excludes Norovirus

Federico’s Mexican Restaurant has gotten a clean bill of health from Maricopa County after 79 customers at their Litchfield Park, AZ, location fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 in July. Over the course of the outbreak, nearly 30 people were hospitalized and two developed life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). After reports of illness tied the…

Arizona’s two-week-old E. coli outbreak involving Federico’s Mexican Restaurant in Litchfield Park, about 20 miles west of Phoenix, continues to expand, according to Maricopa County Health Department spokeswoman Jeanene Fowler. The total number of people sickened stands at 68 as of Aug. 12, up 16 since the last official count on Aug. 8. The number…