April 16, 2014

In Canada, Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

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Groupe Colabor Inc. is recalling ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The beef was distributed to hotels, restaurants, institutions, and daycare facilities in Quebec. The product is Viandes Lauzon lean ground beef in 2 x 2.5 kg packages. The code on the product is 12/11/13 and UPC number it Item # 33355. Also recalled is Viandes Lauzon extra lean ground beef in 2 x 25. kg. packages. The code on the product is 12/11/13 and UPC is Item # 33345. If you have these products in your facility, throw them out in a sealed container or return. Food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 will not look, smell, or taste spoiled. Symptoms of E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, severe abdominal craps, and watery and/or bloody diarrhea. This illness can … [Read more...]

Whole Foods Salads Recalled for Possible E. coli O157:H7

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More salads have been recalled in the wake of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in western states. The FDA and Whole Foods Market are recalling ready-to-eat Artichoke Wheatberry Salad and Southwest SooFoo Salads as a preventive measure after the large Glass Onion Catering recall because they may be contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. The salads have expiration dates between November 9 and November 13, 2013. They were sold in California Whole Foods Stores. The PLU numbers for the Artichoke Wheatberry Salad are 28563300000 and 28563400000. The PLU numbers for the Southwest SooFoo Salad are 28563700000 and 28563800000. The salads were sold during an unspecified time period. These are the ten stores that sold the salad: 1710 41st Ave. in Capitola; 311 Mowry Ave. in Fremont; 230 Bay … [Read more...]

E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak in Humboldt County, California, 3 Developed HUS Kidney Failure

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At least 4 people have been sickened in an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Humboldt County, California, according to the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). Of those, 3 developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication of E. coli poisoning that causes kidney failure. The first E. coli case was reported in July of this year, the second in the middle of August and the other two in October.  Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) testing done by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) found that the 4 cases are connected. "PFGE finds the genetic fingerprint of an E. coli isolate," explains Fred Pritzker, a national food safety lawyer who represents E. coli victims. "When people are sickened by E. coli with matching PFGE patterns, it means … [Read more...]

E. coli and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Linked to Dehn’s Pumpkin Patch, MN Lawyer Investigating

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Minnesota E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker and his Bad Bug Law Team are investigating the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to animals at Dehn's Pumpkin Patch in Dayton, MN, that has sickened 3 children. One of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a severe complication of an E. coli infection that causes kidney failure, which can lead to a host of other medical problems, including seizures, coma, stroke, multiple organ failure, heart attack, and pancreatitis. "Most parents are not aware that children can contract E. coli from animal contact," said Pritzker, who recently won a case for a child who contracted E. coli-HUS after contact with a llama at a Minnesota petting zoo. "It is the responsibility of petting zoo owners to make sure the animals are kept clean and that there are … [Read more...]

Costco in Minnesota Recalls Ground Beef for E. coli O157:H7

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The Costco in Coon Rapids, Minnesota is recalling an undetermined amount of lean fresh ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The product is 383 units of 88% lean fresh ground beef (88/12). It bears the Costco item number 33724 under the Costco label. This product was sold directly to 342 customers in the Costco located at 12547 Riverdale Boulevard in Coon Rapids between September 4 and September 7, 2013. There is a link between this ground beef and illness. Based on epidemiological and trace-back investigations, one person has been identified in Minnesota who had an illness onset date of September 29, 2013. The product was prepared from bull meat and finely ground meat from othe Costco Wholesale plant in Tracy, California, and bench trim prepared at the Costco … [Read more...]

More Canadian Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

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More ground beef products have been recalled in Canada for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. This is the fourth time this recall has been expanded. The beef was produced by Belmont Meats. Some of the recalled products are associated with an outbreak, but these two products have not been associated with any illnesses to date. The products are sold frozen. The newly recalled products are Sunspun Bearpaw-shaped beef burgers in 4.54 kg packages. The best before date is 2014-02-24 B## BMP EST. 112 where ## is a variable number. The UPC number is 0 60383 09052 4. They were sold in Ontario in Loblaws, nofrills, Real Canadian Superstore, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs Markets, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, Extra Foods, Fortinos, Freshmart, AXEP and Cash & Carry stores. In Atlantic, … [Read more...]

Recall of Beef Burgers in Canada for E. coli Expanded

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The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is expanding the recall of beef burgers from Belmont Meats Ltd. for E. coli 0157:H7 bacteria. The beef was first recalled on October 2, 2013. There is an outbreak associated with these products. In addition to the Super 8 Beef Burgers 227 gram size recalled, now Compliments Super 6 Beef Burgers, in 8 x 170 gram (6 ounce) size, with UPC number 0 55742 34129 4 and best before date of 2014 MA 27 B## are recalled. They were sold in Ontario at Sobeys, Sobeys Urban, Foodland, Freshco, and Price Chopper. Also recalled are President's Choice Beef Burgers in 4.54 kg packages, with UPC number 0 60383 37167 8 and best before date 2014 FE 25 B## BMP EST:112, sold nationally at Loblaws stores. Finally, Webers Bucket of Burgers Beef Burgers in 1.02 kg sizes, with … [Read more...]

Compliments Frozen Super 8 Beef Burgers Recalled in Canada

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Compliments brand frozen Super 8 Beef Burgers are being recalled in Canada for possible contamination with E. coli O157:H7. The recall has been issued in connection with an outbreak investigation. Consumers who have purchased these burgers, made by Belmont Meats Ltd. (Est. 112) of Toronto, should not eat them. The recalled product was distributed in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador and sold in Sobeys banner stores, including Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, and Price Chopper. All "best before" dates are included in the recall. The recalled burgers were sold in packages of  6 x 227 g (8 oz) / 1.36 kg  with the UPC number 0 55742 37055 3. Meat inspection legend indicating "Canada 112" Symptoms of an E.coli infection include abdominal … [Read more...]

Burma Superstar E. coli Outbreak Probed in San Francisco

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At least 14 people have been sickened in San Francisco with E. coli O157:H7, including nine who ate at the popular Burma Superstar restaurant in the Inner Richmond neighborhood earlier this month. The E. coli outbreak, now under investigation by the San Francisco Department of Public Health and California Department of Public Health, prompted owner Desmond Tan to close the establishment for Labor Day weekend. At least one person has been hospitalized with kidney failure from a life-threatening complication of toxic E. coli infection known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS. According to health department records, the investigation was first announced earlier this week with a public health alert that eight cases of presumptive Escherichia coli O157 had been reported, with one … [Read more...]

Winn Dixie, Aldi, Big Y Sold Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

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The USDA has released the names of more stores that sold ground beef products sold by National Beef Packing Company that have been recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. More than 50,000 pounds of ground beef were recalled last week. The beef has the establishment number "EST. 208A" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The chain stores that sold the beef include Winn Dixie stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Bi-LO stores in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee also sold it. Super Bi-LO stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee sold the recalled product. Big Y stores in Connecticut and Massachusetts sold the ground beef. Aldi stores in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia sold the beef. Independent … [Read more...]

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