October 19, 2017

Seven People Now Have E. coli at Montessori of Alameda in Oregon

According to the Multnomah County Health Department, seven people have now been sickened by E. coli bacteria at Montessori of Alameda preschool in Portland, Oregon. Six of the patients are children and one is an adult. All of the cases have occurred in one classroom. Four of the seven patients have lab confirmed E. coli O157:H7 infections. Two of the cases genetically match the E. coli O157:H7 strain from the national, multi-state I. M. Healthy SoyNut Butter outbreak. Three patients have Shiga toxin-producting E. coli infections, but those infections have not been subtype. The Multnomah County Health Department has been investigating this outbreak since March 7, 2017. The CDC's page on this investigation into this outbreak has not been updated since March 13, 2017. The national … [Read more...]

I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter E. coli Recalls Expands in Canada

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is expanding the recall of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. There are no illnesses linked to this product in Canada, but an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak in the U.S. linked to these products has sickened at least 16 people. The same products are recalled, but additional UPC numbers have been added. All products are in 425 gram containers, and all codes of these products are recalled. They include Creamy SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 94020 0, Chunky SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 95020 9, Unsweetened SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 96020 8, Honey SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 97020 7, and Chocolate SoyNut Butter with UPC number 6 54989 98020 6. If you purchased any of … [Read more...]

SoLo GI Brand Energy Bars Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

New Era Nutrition is recalling SoLo GI brand energy bars in Canada for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The bars were sold nationally and through internet sales. No illnesses have been reported in association with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are all SoLo GI brand. They are Lemon Lift in 50 gram packages with UPC number 8  97024 00060 0 and codes BB/MA: 11/04/17/ 5410621700, BB/MA: 02/02/18/ 5410630700, and BB/MA: 04/09/18/ 5410700900; and Lemon Lift in 12 x 50 gram packages with UPC number 8 97024 00061 7 and codes BB/MA: 11/04/17/5410621700, BB/MA: 02/02/18/ 5410630700, and BB/MA: 04/09/18/ 5410700900. Also recalled are White Chocolate Cherry in 50 gram packages with UPC number 8 97024 00109 6 and codes BB/MA: 12/22/17/ 5410626600 and BB/MA: … [Read more...]

I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter E. coli Recall Includes Dixie Diner’s Club

The SoyNut Butter Company, which recalled all I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter and Granola products earlier this week after a multistate E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was linked to their foods, has expanded that recall. Now, Dixie Diner's Club brand Carb Not Beanit Butter is being recalled because it may also be contaminated with the pathogenic bacteria. This product is only available through mail order or internet sales. All Best Buy dates of the Dixie Diner's Club Carb Not Beanit Butter are recalled. Those dates are available on the labels of the containers stamped in black. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses have been linked to this recalled product. The outbreak linked to the I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter products has sickened at least 16 people in 9 states. Eight of the ill … [Read more...]

I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter Products Recalled in Canada for E. coli O157:H7

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is recalling I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter and Granola products for possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination. This recall was triggered by a recall and outbreak in the United States. No one has been sickened in Canada so far, but 16 people in the United States have been sickened in a multistate outbreak linked to those products. These products were sold nationally at the retail level and were also sold through the internet. These products are all I.M. Healthy Brand. All code dates are recalled. They include Creamy SoyNut Butter in 425 gram (15 ounce) containers with UPC number 6 54989 91010 4, Chunky SoyNut Butter in 425 gram (15 ounce) containers with UPC number 6 54989 92010 3, Unsweetened Creamy SoyNut Butter in 425 gram (15 ounce) containers with … [Read more...]

Silver Springs Farms Recall of Beef for E. coli O157:H7 Expands

The recall of beef products for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination by Silver Springs Farms in Pennsylvania is expanding. The original release was issued on September 30, 2016. This update includes more products produced from and/or commingled with the source material implicated in the original recall. The first recall was for 740 pounds of ground beef. The expansion includes an additional 7,203 pounds of ground beef patties and burgers, and an "undetermined" amount of sandwich steak products for a total of 7,970 pounds. There have been no reports of illness associated with the consumption of these products. The recall is for 20-pound cases containing 4 packages of 5-pound ground beef 80/20; 10-pound packages of "Camellia Beef Pattie 80/20" with package codes 6235 and 6242; and … [Read more...]

Silver Springs Farms Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. coli

Silver Springs Farms of Pennsylvania is recalling about 740 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. These products were shipped to a distributor in Virginia. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The ground beef was produced on August 19, 2016. It consists of 20 pound cases containing 4 packages of 5 pound ground beef 80/20. It has the establishment number "EST. 4771" inside the USDA mark of inspection. The problem was discovered during a routine verification sampling performed by Silver Spring Farms. This recall highlights the fact that all ground beef and all ground meat products should be cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 160°F to kill pathogenic bacteria. FSIS and the company are … [Read more...]

Paradise Valley Market Recalls Ground Beef for Possible E. coli

The Paradise Valley market in Chula Vista, California is recalling about 35 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The products were made and sold only on September 1, 2016. There have been no confirmed reports of illness linked to the consumption of these products. The market is located at 870 3rd Avenue in Chula Vista. The recalled products include 20 pounds of 15% lean ground beef. This product was packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top. The second recalled product is 15 pounds of 7% extra lean ground beef. The product was also packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top. While the expiration date … [Read more...]

Raw Pork and Pork Organ Products Recalled for E. coli O157:H7

Raw pork and pork organ products sold in Alberta, Canada are being recalled for possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Cantran Meat Company is the recalling company. These products may have been transformed into raw muscle meat cuts, ground pork, sausages, and raw ready-to-eat products. The products, which have only been sold fresh, have been distributed only in Calgary, Alberta. No illnesses have been definitively linked to the consumption of these recalled products, but the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Alberta Health Services, and Alberta Agriculture and Forestry are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak in Alberta. These recalled products were sold or distributed by the facilities listed from April 28 up to and including May 14, 2016. They may have been sold … [Read more...]

Oak Leaf Farm E. coli Outbreak, 34 Sick

An E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to Oak Leaf Farm in Lebanon, Connecticut has now sickened 34 people, according to the State Department of Public Health (DPH). Officials are advising anyone who recently purchased goats from Oak Leaf Farm to consult with their livestock veterinarian. The patients, who range in age from 10 months to 45 years old, have a median age of five. Twenty eight of those sickened are children 14 years old and under; 18 of them are five and under. Nine people required hospitalization. Five have been treated and released. Three of the four who remain hospitalized have been diagnosed with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS),  a complication of  E. coli infections that most often affects children under 10, causes kidney failure, seizure, stroke, coma and death. E. … [Read more...]

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