June 30, 2016

Molly & Drew Recalls Beer Bread Mix for Possible E. coli

Molly & Drew is recalling three lots of American Original Beer Bread Mix because it may be contaminated with E. coli O121. One of the company's suppliers recalled an ingredient used in the mix for possible contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date, and none of the products have "shown any presence of E. coli," according to the release. The three lot codes of American Original Beer Bread Mix were sold at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store nationwide. This product sold at other retail stores or from the Molly & Drew's website are not affected by this recall. The recalled product is American Original Beer Bread Mix packaged in a red 19.75 ounce bag with UPC number 855290003008 and Item Number: BB100. The lot code is printed along the bottom seal of the pouch and … [Read more...]

G & M Bulk Beef Cuts and Trimmings Recalled for E. coli

G & M Co. of Newark, NJ is recalling approximately 3,586 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Retailers in NJ and NY who received these products should not use or sell them as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. The bulk beef cuts and trimmings items were produced on June 8, 9, and 10, 2016. And packed in box sizes ranging from 30-195 lb. containing plastic wrapped bulk beef cuts and trimmings marked only with plant identifier “M5476.” At the time of the recall there had been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. However, E. coli O157:H7 can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms usually develop within one to three days of exposure and last about a week. They include dehydration, diarrhea … [Read more...]

E. coli Outbreak in King County WA: 2 Children with HUS

An E. coli outbreak in King County, Washington has sickened at least three children under the age of 5, according to the county's public health department. Two of them developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially life-threatening complication of E. coli infections and have been hospitalized. The third child is recovering at home. The children reported eating fresh produce before becoming ill, but health officials have not yet determined the source of the outbreak. “This looks like the beginnings of an outbreak as the three cases were reported within 13 days of each other – all from the same county.  Additionally, all had the dangerous form of E. coli that produces harmful toxins,” said Elliot Olsen, an attorney with the national food safety law firm PritzkerOlsen which … [Read more...]

Study Finds E. coli Can Survive High Cooking Temperatures

Food Poisoning Bulletin has been telling you for years to cook ground meat, especially ground beef, to a minimum temperature of 160°F to kill any pathogenic bacteria that may be present in the meat. Now a new study conducted at the University of Alberta's Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science Center has found that some E. coli bacteria are not destroyed by cooking ground beef to 160°F, the temperature recommended by the CFIA and the USDA. Not all strains of E. coli are dangerous to human health, but some, the so-called STEC bacteria, can cause kidney failure and death. E. coli O121, E. coli O157:H7, and other strains of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli cause millions of illnesses, thousands of hospitalizations, and dozens of deaths every year. Food … [Read more...]

General Mills Flour E. coli Outbreak Strikes 4 in Illinois

The E.coli outbreak linked to flours produced by General Mills has sickened four people in Illinois, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The four individuals, who live in Chicago and Brown, suburban-Cook, and McHenry counties, are among the 38 people in 20 states who are part of the outbreak who developed E. coli infections after preparing, eating or handling food, dough or batter made with the contaminated flour. The outbreak, which hospitalized 10 people, triggered a 10 million-pound recall of flours sold under the brand names Gold Medal Flour, Gold Medal Wondra Flour, and Signature Kitchens Flour. Consumers who have purchased these products should not use them as  E.coli can cause serious illness and death. Symptoms of an E. coli infection usually develop … [Read more...]

General Mills E. coli Outbreak Includes Three Minnesota Cases

The General Mills E. coli outbreak includes three illnesses in Minnesota. Two adults and one child were sickened between January and March, according to a Minnesota Department of Health spokesman. All three have recovered. One of the adults became ill in January, the other adult and the child were sickened in March. None of them required hospitalization. The outbreak includes 38 people in 20 states who were sickened by E. coli O121between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. The Seattle Times reported this morning that two illnesses were reported in Washington state. General Mills has issued a recall for 10 million pounds of flour sold under three brand names: Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature. Consumers who purchase these brands of flour should check recall information carefully as … [Read more...]

General Mills Flour E. coli Outbreak Sickens 38 in 20 States

UPDATED JUNE 1: An E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flours has sickened 38 people in 20 states. The outbreak strain E. coli O121 has been linked to illnesses occurring between December 21, 2015, and May 3, 2016. Ten people have been hospitalized. The company has issued a recall for 10 million pounds of flour sold under three brand names: Gold Medal, Wondra and Signature. Consumers who purchase these brands of flour should check recall information carefully as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. The case count by state is as follows: Alabama (1), Arkansas (1), Arizona (2), California (1), Colorado (4), Iowa (1), Illinois (4), Massachusetts (2), Maryland (1), Michigan (4), Minnesota (3), Missouri (1), Montana (1), New York (1), Oklahoma (2), Pennsylvania (2), Texas … [Read more...]

Dangerous E. coli Superbug Now in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday, May 26, 2016 that E. coli resistant to the critical antibiotic colistin was found in a person in this country for the first time. In addition, colistin resistance was also found in a sample taken from a pig intestine that was analyzed by the USDA. The E. coli bacteria that was found in the pig was also resistant to ampicillin, streptomycin, sulfisoxazole, and tetracycline. This is the scenario that food safety experts and doctors have been dreading for some time. Colistin is a last-resort drug that is used to treat patients who have multi-drug resistant infections. The bacteria has also been found in Europe and Canada. The patient with the resistant E. coli bacteria was treated in an outpatient military … [Read more...]

September 2015 E. coli Outbreak at Holy Land Restaurant in Minneapolis

An E. coli outbreak sickened seven people who ate food prepared at the Holy Land Deli in Minneapolis in late September and early October of 2015, according to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). During interviews with health officials, three people sickened by the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 said they had eaten Holy Land food before becoming ill. Symptoms of an E. coli infection include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that can be bloody. On October 12, 2015, MDH sanitarians went to the restaurant at 2513 Central Ave, NE in Minneapolis to "evaluate food preparation and handling procedures, check for additional complaints, interview food workers, collect credit card receipts from September 24, and collect catering invoices from September 24-29," according to the … [Read more...]

Weekly Food Recall Roundup: April 24, 2016

Listeria in frozen vegetables, E. coli in ground beef, glass fragments in jarred fruit and undeclared allergens in foods and supplements are among this week's food recalls.  Recalls of foods and supplements sold in the U.S. or in both the U.S. and Canada are listed first. Recalled foods and supplements sold only in Canada follow those listings. CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington has issued  a recall for frozen vegetables that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.The recalled items, sold under the brand names True Goodness By Meijer, Wellsley Farms Organic, Organic By Nature and Schwan’s, were sold in plastic bags in the freezer sections of stores between September 13, 2015 and March 16, 2016. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as Listeria can … [Read more...]

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