June 20, 2019

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Questions Traceback Timeline of Cargill E. coli Ground Beef Recall

Congresswoman Rosa Delauro (D-CT) is questioning the traceback timeline of the Cargill Meat Solutions E. coli O26 contaminated ground beef that was linked to a deadly food poisoning outbreak. She wrote to USDA Secretary Perdue, "I write today out of concern regarding the USDA’s investigation into the ongoing multistate outbreak of Escherichia coli O26, which has been linked to ground beef. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the Agency was notified of an investigation of E. coli O26 illnesses on August 16, 2018. However, it was not until August 30, 2018 that the first recall related to this outbreak was initiated by Publix Super Markets Inc." When the Publix recall was announced, the USDA said they had not determined the source of the outbreak. Twenty days … [Read more...]

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...]

Deadly E. coli O26 Outbreak Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef; Lawsuits May Be Filed

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released information about the deadly E. coli O26 outbreak linked to recalled ground beef from Cargill Meat Solutions. This outbreak has already been declared over. The link to Cargill beef was just announced yesterday by the FDA. The outbreak was originally announced in a USDA recall by Publix grocery stores in Florida. Eighteen people in four states were sickened in this E. coli O26 outbreak. Six of those patients were hospitalized because they were so ill. One person died. The case count by state is: Colorado (1), Florida (15), Massachusetts (1), and Tennessee (1). Illness onset dates ranged from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018. The person who died lived in Florida. The patient age range in this E. coli O26 outbreak is … [Read more...]

Deadly E. coli O26 Outbreak Associated With Cargill Ground Beef; Lawsuits Possible

A deadly E. coli O26 outbreak associated with Cargill Meat Solutions raw ground beef has sickened 17 people and killed one person, according to a USDA recall notice. About 132,606 pounds of ground beef product were recalled. The ground beef was made from the chuck portion of a carcass that that may have been contaminated with the E. coli O26 bacteria. The beef was produced at the Cargill Meat Solutions facility in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The recall notice states that "The Cargill Meat Solutions’ ground beef products were identified following further investigation related to Recall 072-2018, conducted on Aug. 30, 2018, where ground beef products were recalled in connection with the E. coli O26 outbreak." That recall described an outbreak that had sickened people in Florida that was … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Investigation Too Slow, Says Pew

Salmonella in ground turkey produced by Cargill Meat Solutions was the cause of a food poisoning outbreak that sickened 136 people and killed one person in 2011. But those numbers could have been lower if health officials acted more quickly, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts. It took investigators at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) months to identify the source of the outbreak. It was 22 weeks after the first person became ill and 10 weeks after CDC detected the outbreak before the illnesses were linked to ground turkey produced at Cargill’s plant in Springdale, Ark.  The outbreak began five months before the CDC announced it on August 1, 2011. During those … [Read more...]

Largest Multi-State Food Poisoning Outbreaks Of 2012: #5

A Salmonella outbreak linked to ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions  and sold at Hannaford and other grocery stores was the fifth largest multi-state food poisoning outbreak of 2012, based on the total number of people sickened. The outbreak, which was announced in July by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sickened 46 people in nine states. Twelve people were hospitalized. Working with the the CDC and state health departments on a traceback investigation, the US Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service  (USDA FSIS)  was able to link illnesses in case-patients to the ground beef products produced at Cargill’s establishment in Wyalusing, Pa. Although the meat under recall was passed its expiration date when the problem was discovered, … [Read more...]

Cargill Ground Beef Salmonella Outbreak Updated

An outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis caused by Cargill ground beef has now sickened 40 people in eight states, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That's an increase of seven since the outbreak was announced on July 26, 2012. The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service, the CDC, Vermont Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, and New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets has linked five of the cases to the ground beef products produced by Cargill based on epidemiologic and traceback investigations as well as in-store reviews. The number of ill persons in each states is as follows: Maine (1), Massachusetts (3), New Hampshire (2), New York (18), Rhode Island (2), Vermont (11), Virginia (2), and West Virginia (1). The new state in the … [Read more...]

Vermont Endures Salmonella Outbreak Linked To Cargill Ground Beef Sold At Hannaford Stores

The Salmonella outbreak linked to Cargill ground beef sold at Hannaford grocery stores has hit Vermont hard. Of the 33 people sickened in the multi-state outbreak, 10 are from Vermont. And of 11 hospitalizations in seven states, three are from Vermont. Vermont's case patients, who became ill between June 6 and June 26, are from Addison, Chittenden, Franklin, Rutland. and Windham counties, according to the Vermont Department of Health (VDH). Since June, VDH has been part of a collaborative investigation that has grown to include, seven state health departments, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service (USDA, FSIS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). After laboratory testing confirmed that the Salmonella strain that sickened people and the … [Read more...]

Hannaford Cargill Ground Beef Salmonella Recall Retail List Posted

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has posted the list of retail facilities that stock the recalled Cargill meat Solutions Ground Beef that may be contaminated with Salmonella Enteritidis. These locations may or may not have received the product in question, so make sure that you use the product-specific identification recall information we told you about yesterday. Also check the PDF to find the specific address of the grocery stores on the list. Hannaford Grocery stores in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont are on the recall list. The list also includes Country Market in Oakdale, Connecticut; Brackett's Market in Bath, Maine; Will's Shop N' Save in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine; and Gray Shop N' Save in Gray, Maine. In Massachusetts, Pure Food Market … [Read more...]

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