October 27, 2016

First Lawsuit Filed Against Pizza Ranch After E. coli Outbreak

The first lawsuit against Pizza Ranch has been filed, following a recent E. coli outbreak that sickened 13 people in nine states. A national food safety law firm is representing the family of a 7-year-old girl who battled hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) from her E. coli infection during a two-week hospitalization. The suit was filed today, March 17, 2016, in the United States District Court for the District of Kansas (Case No. 2:16-cv-02170) The Kansas girl was one of two children sickened in this outbreak to develop HUS, a complication from E. coli infections that most often affects children under 10. About 15 percent of children with E. coli infections develop HUS, which causes blood cells to become misshapen and to die prematurely, clogging the kidneys causing kidney failure, … [Read more...]

Pizza Ranch Linked to Multistate E. coli Outbreak

Updated March 16, 2016. A multistate E. coli outbreak has been linked to food served at Pizza Ranch restaurants.  The outbreak includes five cases in Minnesota and one in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The illnesses took place between December 2015 and February 2016. Because the last case was reported February 9, the outbreak is considered over, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two children were hospitalized with hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a complication of  E. coli infections that causes kidney failure, seizure, stroke, coma and death. HUS most often affects children under 10. Dough used to make desserts is the suspected source of the outbreak. But, health officials have not yet … [Read more...]

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