July 22, 2017

Multistate E. coli O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to I.M. Healthy Soynut Butter

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is announcing a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections that are linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter. At least twelve people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli have been reported in five states. Six of those sickened have been hospitalized. Four people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No deaths have been reported. Epidemiological evidence at this time indicates that I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter is a likely source of this outbreak. Those products may be contaminated with E. coil O157:H7 that could make people sick. The CDC recommends that consumers do not eat, and childcare centers, schools, and other institutions do not serve, any I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter … [Read more...]

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