September 27, 2016

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Sickens 14 in 4 States

An E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef produced by PT Farm of North Haverhill, NH has sickened 14 people in four states, hospitalizing four of them. A recall has been issued for beef products sold under the brand names PT Farms, Chestnut Farms, Robie Farms and Miles Smith Farm. Consumers who have purchased this meat should not eat it as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. The recalled products were shipped to retail locations and institutional clients in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. Illnesses have been reported in each of those states: New Hampshire (10), Massachusetts (2), Maine (1) and Vermont (1). The recalled products have the establishment number “M8868” inside the USDA mark of inspection. They were sold in various weights and sizes. Health … [Read more...]

Chestnut Farms, PT Farm, Miles Smith, Robie Farm Beef Recall for E.coli

A New Hampshire E. coli outbreak has triggered a recall of beef products sold under the brand names: Chestnut Farms, PT Farm, Miles Smith and Robie Farm. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness and death. Those most at risk for E. coli infections are children, seniors, people with compromised immune systems and pregnant women.The outbreak includes 14 people who consumed the contaminated meat at various locations. The recall, by PT Farm, of North Haverhill, N.H., includes 8,800 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The recalled products include ground beef, ground beef patties and other sub-primal cuts sold in various weights and various sizes and packed in cardboard boxes produced between … [Read more...]

13 Now Sick in New Hampshire E. coli Outbreak

Updated July 27: A recall has been issued for beef products from PT Farm of North Haverhill, N.H. A New Hampshire E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef now includes 13 people, according to state health officials who are still working to determine the source of the ground beef. Those who became ill consumed the meat at various locations. "It is important for people to avoid eating under-cooked ground beef whether at home or at a restaurant. Young children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to severe illness with this infection,” said Marcella Bobinsky, Acting Director of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. State health officials are working the the U.S. Department of Agriculture to tracj teh source of the outbreak. Symptoms of an E. coli infection, … [Read more...]

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