August 12, 2022

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Interstate Meat Recalls Ground Beef For Possible E coli O157:H7

Interstate Meat recalls ground beef for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Consumer Reports reported that they found this contamination in a package of Kroger 93% lean ground beef purchased at a Fred Meyer store in Seattle on January 5, 2021. The recall is for about 28,356 ponds of ground beef products. The recalling firm is Interstate Meat Distributors. Inc. of Clackamas, Oregon. The raw ground beef items were produced on December 20, 2021. You can see pictures of product labels at the USDA web site. They include WinCo, Fresh GROUND BEEF SIRLOIN 90% LEAN – 10% FAT, 16 oz. (1 lb.) chub, 18:37 through 18:48 L3, 1/11/2022; Wal-Mart, ALL NATURAL GROUND BEEF 90% LEAN 10% FAT, 16 oz. (1 lb.) chub, 18:49 through 19:18 L3, 1/11/2022; WinCo, Fresh GROUND BEEF 93% LEAN - 7% FAT, 16 oz. … [Read more...]

E coli Outbreak at Chicken & Rice Guys in Boston

An E. coli outbreak has sickened seven people and closed some of the Chicken & Rice Guys restaurants in Boston. The facility's food trucks are also shut down, according to the Boston Globe.  The company has four food trucks which serve the Greater Boston area. The illnesses are tied to the Allston, Massachusetts location. That facility supplies food to the rest of the restaurant chain's locations and the food trucks. Their operating license has been temporarily suspended by public health officials while the investigation is occurring. An anonymous complaint triggered the investigation on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. Public health inspectors are at the Allston site and are trying to discover the source of the outbreak. There is no word on what type of food, if any, investigators … [Read more...]

E coli Outbreak Traced to Rice County, MN Fair

According to the Faribault Daily News, an E. coli outbreak in Rice County, Minnesota has been traced back to the Rice County Fair. An email was apparently sent to the Rice County Agriculture Society board of Directors from the Minnesota Department of Health informing them that a case of E. coli had been reported. Between nine and twelve people are sick; several have been to the hospital. The Rice County Fair was held between July 15 and July 20, 2014. The Department of Health believes that the pathogenic bacteria came from an animal in the barns or the petting zoo and is not related to food. Hand-washing stations are available outside the petting zoo and barns on the fairgrounds, but not everyone uses them. Operators at the Fair have been cooperating with investigators. Some of those … [Read more...]

E coli Outbreak from Sprouts served at Jimmy John’s and other Restaurants … [Read more...]

Michigan E coli Outbreak: Undercooked Ground Beef is Risky

We've said it before and we'll say it again: don't eat undercooked burgers. Every year in this country, E. coli infections cause about 265,000 illnesses and about 100 deaths. And the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in Michigan that is associated with undercooked ground beef served in restaurants, most likely as rare burgers, is a case in point. Rare hamburgers are a risk factor for E. coli O157:H7, which can be the worst type of food poisoning you can get. Ground beef is far and away the largest culprit for carrying E. coli bacteria. An intact piece of meat has bacteria only on the surface. When that piece of meat is ground, bacteria are spread all through it. That is why hamburger must not be eaten unless it's cooked to well done, or 160°F The E. coli O157:H7 bacteria can lead to hemolytic … [Read more...]

BBQ Shack E coli O157:H7 Outbreak in Toccoa, GA: Update and Video

Attorney Fred Pritzker, national food safety attorney, is providing updated information on the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has been associated with eating at the BBQ Shack in Toccoa, Georgia. To date, 18 cases of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported in Stephens County, Georgia. Of the sickened, at least 7 required hospitalization and 5 of those individuals went on to develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)- a very serious complication of shiga toxin producing E.coli infections that can cause kidney failure and death, especially in children and the elderly. Health investigators did not find the menu item at the BBQ Shack that was contaminated with E. coli. This does not prevent E. coli victims and their families from filing lawsuits against the BBQ Shack for compensation, according to … [Read more...]

Retail List for Recalled E coli Farm Rich Products Grows Again

The USDA has released a new retail list for the Farm Rich products recalled for E. coli O121 and linked to a multistate outbreak. The products include frozen chicken quesadillas, pizza slices, mozzarella bites, Philly steaks, meatball sandwiches, and other heat treated, not fully cooked frozen mini meals and snack foods. At least 27 people are sick in 15 states, and two of the patients have developed HUS. Look carefully at this long list of stores that sold the products. Nationwide retailers include Alco and Walmart. The smaller stores and chains that sold the recalled foods are in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, … [Read more...]

E coli 0145 Outbreak Grows in Six Southern States

The outbreak of E. coli 0145 in six southern states has grown by one more case. Four of the patients have been hospitalized; one person, a toddler, died in Louisiana. The one new case is in Louisiana; that person became ill on April 21, 2012. The case count is as follows: Alabama (2) California (1) Florida (1) Georgia (5) Louisiana (5) Tennessee (1) A source for the infections has not been found. The dates for illness onset range from April 15, 2012 to May 12, 2012. The patient age range is from 1 year to 79 years old. Seventy-three of the patients are female. It has been six weeks since the last illnesses was reported, which may mean the outbreak is over. But the epi curve suggests there may be two more cases that the government may learn about, since cases that … [Read more...]

In New York, Castle Farms Raw Milk May be Contaminated with E coli 0157:H7

In New York, Castle Farms raw milk may be contaminated with E coli 0157:H7. The New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel Aubertine warned consumers around Chautauqua County to not consume raw milk from Castle Farms for potential E. coli 0157:H7 contamination. The farm can legally sell unpasteurized milk on the premises. The New York State Food Laboratory routinely samples the milk. A sample on June 4, 2012 tested positive for E. coli 01578:H7. Castle Farms offered to suspend raw milk sales until the test was confirmed. The test was confirmed on June 12, 2012, and the farm can no longer sell raw milk until sampling indicates the milk is free from dangerous bacteria. The press release said that "to date, no illnesses are known by the Department to be associated with product from … [Read more...]

Multistate Outbreak of E coli 0145 Infections

The CDC has released more information about the multistate outbreak of E coli 0145 infections that was first announced on June 8. We've been investigating this outbreak since June 5 and first reported on the cases in Georgia and Louisiana on that date. The case count for this outbreak is as follows: Alabama (2), California (1), Florida (1), Georgia (5), Louisiana (4), Tennessee (1). Three people have been hospitalized in this outbreak of E coli 0145 infections, and a toddler in New Orleans has died. A source for the bacteria has not been identified. Dates for illness onset range from April 15 to May 12, 2012. The outbreak may be over, since the last illness was reported four weeks ago, and it takes two to three weeks for reports to be issued after illnesses are diagnosed. Health … [Read more...]

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