December 7, 2021

Pure Eire Yogurt E. coli Outbreak Case Count Grows to 17

The Pure Eire yogurt E. coli outbreak case count has grown to 17, according to a new update by the Washington State Department of Health. One new case from Arizona, who has been infected with the outbreak strain, has been identified. All three of the Arizona cases are considered secondary infections. According to the patient age range chart, the new case is between the ages of 10 and 19. The outbreak case count by county in Washington is: Benton (1), Clark (1), King (9), Snohomish (2), and Walla Walla (1). Three cases are in Yavapai county in Arizona. The patient age range is 0 to nine years (10), 10 to 19 years (3), 20 to 29 years (1), 30 to 39 years (1), and 70 to 79 years (1). Four patients have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a type of kidney failure, and ten patients … [Read more...]

Yogurt E. coli Outbreak: What is a Secondary Food Poisoning Infection?

In the Pure Eire yogurt E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 16 people in Washington and Arizona, some of the patients have contracted secondary food poisoning infections. This term may not be familiar to everyone. So what is this type of infection? A secondary food poisoning infection occurs when someone gets sick from contact with another person, not by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water. Many pathogens can be spread person-to-person, by direct contact and common contact with fomites (surfaces), both through the fecal-oral route. In the Pure Eire yogurt E. coli outbreak, for instance, two children in Arizona are sick with the outbreak strain, but neither consumed the recalled yogurt. Instead, they contracted this infection after having close contact … [Read more...]

Pure Eire Yogurt and PCC Markets Products Recalled For Possible E. coli

Pure Eire Dairy, which is located in Washington state, is recalling Pure Eire yogurt, PCC Markets yogurt, and PCC Market products made with that yogurt for possible E. coli contamination. Pure Eire yogurt may be associated with a Washington state E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened at least six people in four counties. According to the notice on the PCC Markets recall page, the recalled products include PCC Organic Grass-Fed Yogurt. All 8 ounce and 6 ounce flavors are recalled, including all best by dates. In addition, some PCC deli items that were made with the yogurt are recalled, including Yogurt that is available in the salad bar,¬†Butter Chicken from the hot bar and to-go casseroles section,¬†Spicy Yellow Curry Chicken sold in the hot bar and to-go casseroles … [Read more...]

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