June 18, 2019

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USDA Releases Distribution List in Cargill E. coli O26 Ground Beef Outbreak

The USDA has released the distribution list of where the ground beef in the deadly Cargill E. coli O26 outbreak was sold. That Cargill E. coli outbreak sickened 18 people in four states and killed one person in Florida. Six people were hospitalized, and one person developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure. UPDATED 8/27/18: The grocery stores and chain stores that probably sold the ground beef nationwide include Aldi stores in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin; FoodMaxx in California, Pak N Save in California, Meijer nationwide; Safeway/Albertson's in California, Colorado, and Hawaii; Sam's Club in North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia; Target stores nationwide; and Vons in California.  In addition, in California, … [Read more...]

Salmonella Ground Beef Outbreak Highlighted Raw Meat Risks

A year ago this weekend, Michigan health officials announced a Salmonella outbreak that would eventually grow to include 22 cases in six states. Among those sickened were diners at at a restaurant in Macomb County, Mich. who ate a raw ground beef dish called kibbe. Kibbe is a Middle Eastern dish made from bulgar, minced onions and ground meat that is often stuffed into croquettes and fried, but is sometimes served raw, as it was at the restaurant that was never named by public health agencies. Raw kibbe seems to be popular in Maycomb County, which includes the cities of Troy and Sterling Heights,  where at least 13 restaurants featured it on their menus at the time of the outbreak compared with one in the  Twin Cities and 21 in New York City. The Centers for Disease Control and … [Read more...]

Salmonella Jouni Meats and Gab Halal Ground Beef Outbreak Sickens 22

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its latest update on the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to ground beef produced by Jouni Meats, Inc. and Gab Halal Foods of Michigan. The outbreak appears to be over, but 22 people have been sickened. Seven people were hospitalized. There were no deaths in this outbreak. The case count includes these patients: Arizona (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (2), Michigan (9), Pennsylvania (1), and Wisconsin (8). Illness onset dates ranged from December 9, 2012 to February 20, 2013. Patients range in age from 2 years to 87 years, with a median age of 45 years. Fifty-five percent of ill persons were male. The outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium that was found in the patients and in the ground beef has rarely been seen … [Read more...]

Salmonella Typhimurium Ground Beef Outbreak Grows

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated its investigation into the Salmonella Typhimurium outbreak linked to ground beef sold at Jouni Meats, Inc. and Gab Halal Foods. So far, 18 people have been sickened with the outbreak strain of the bacteria in 5 states. Seven people have been hospitalized; there have been no deaths. The case count is as follows: Arizona (1), Iowa (1), Illinois (2), Michigan (9) and Wisconsin (5). The investigation has revealed that ground beef produced by the two facilities are the "likely sources" of this outbreak. Seven of the patients ate kibbeh, a raw ground beef dish, at the same restaurant before becoming ill. That restaurant acquired the raw beef from the two retailers. Fred Pritzker, a national food safety attorney who has … [Read more...]

Salmonella Ground Beef Outbreak Hits Michigan Hard

A five-state Salmonella outbreak has hit Michigan residents hard. Nine of the 16 people sickened by tainted ground beef are from Michigan and at least five of them have been hospitalized according to the Michigan Department of Community Health. Onset illness dates for those sickened in Michigan ranged from Dec. 9, 2012 to Jan. 7, 2013. The case patients range in age from 2 to 87 years old. Five are females, four are males. Most of them live in the southeastern part of the state in Huron, Macomb, Delta-Menominee, Oakland, and Wayne counties. Six of the nine case patients in Michigan reported eating raw beef kibbeh at a restaurant on Dec. 7 and 8, 2012. Kibbeh is a Middle Eastern dish made from ground meat which is sometimes served raw. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … [Read more...]

Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee Hardest Hit in Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak

The states that have been the hardest hit in the ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak are Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Those states combined have 173 of the 196 people sickened in this outbreak. The outbreak does seem to be slowing down, according to the epidemiological Date of Illness Onset chart. Most cases were diagnosed in mid-March 2019, and have trailed off since then. But even though two companies have recalled raw ground beef products, the outbreak continues to grow. According to the epi chart, there could be as many as 50 more cases in this outbreak before it ends. States are investigating more illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. This outbreak actually begin in Kentucky, when public health officials there noticed a spike in E. coli cases. At first, … [Read more...]

Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Grows to 196 Sick

The ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak has now sickened at least 196 people in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Twenty-eight people have been hospitalized because they are so sick. Two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No one has died. That's an addition of 19 more ill persons since the last update on April 26, 2019. The patient case count by state is: Florida (5), Georgia (49), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (69), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), Ohio (12), Tennessee (55), and Virginia (2). The patient age range is from less than 1 year to 84 years, with a median age of 19. The hospitalization rate is 16%. The outbreak notice states that "Ill people in this outbreak ate ground beef from many sources. Some … [Read more...]

Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee Hit Hardest in Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak

Consumers in Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee have been hit hardest in the ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened at least 177 people in 10 states. Those states alone have 158 sickened in this outbreak. According to CDC and FDA reports, no one has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, in this outbreak, and no one has died. But 21 people have been hospitalized because their illness is so severe. There have been two recalls of ground beef associated with this outbreak, although the CDC report states that there is no one business or brand that can account for all of the illnesses in this outbreak. K2D Foods recalled 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products for possible E. coli O103 contamination on April 24, 2019. And Grant Park Packing … [Read more...]

Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Sickens 177 in 10 States

The ground beef E. coli O103 outbreak has now sickened 177 people in 10 states, with 21 hospitalized, according to the latest update provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The government has named two companies that have recalled their raw ground beef for E. coli O103 contamination in the last few days - Grant Park Packing on April 24, and K2D Foods on April 23, 2019. The outbreak notice states that "Restaurants, retailers, and institutions should not sell or serve the following recalled ground beef products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O103 and could make people sick." More recalls will likely be announced, since the notice also states that "At this time, no common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified that … [Read more...]

Pritzker Hageman Files First Lawsuit in Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak

Pritzker Hageman has filed the first lawsuit today in the E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef. The lawsuit, case number 6:19-cv-00106-REW, is against K2D, a company that produces ground beef under the name Colorado Premium Foods. The plaintiff lives in Kentucky, the state hardest hit in the outbreak that was announced in March 2019. There are at least 156 people sick in this outbreak. The case count by state as of April 23, 2019 is: Florida (3), Georgia (33), Illinois (1), Indiana (1), Kentucky (65), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (1), and Ohio (8), Tennessee (41), and Virginia (2). E coli O103 is an adulterant in non-intact beef, including ground beef. It is part of the "Big Six" group of non-O157 E. coli bacteria that the USDA classified as adulterants in 2012. Ground … [Read more...]

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