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The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services reports that it is now investigating 15 cases related to the E. coli outbreak in people who attended the Cleveland County Fair. As of noon on Friday, 10 children and 5 adults are known to have been sickened inthe outbreak. The county case counts are as follows: Cleveland – 7 (one was excluded because the individual did not meet the case definition) Gaston – 5 Lincoln –…
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing additional information related to the Sept. 20 Public Health Alert for raw boneless beef trim products imported from Canada that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. FSIS is including two additional production dates in its alert. FSIS testing of raw boneless beef trim product from Canadian Establishment 38, XL Foods, Inc., confirmed positive for E. coli O157:H7 on September 3, 2012.…
The Livingston County Department of Health in Mr. Morris is investigating seven cases of E. coli infection that occurred in about a two-week span this month. No deaths were reported, although four people were hospitalized. Two have since been discharged, according to health director Joan Ellison. Pinpointing a cause, if that’s possible, can take several weeks because of the detective work in piecing together what, if anything, each person had in common. Stool samples were…
Seven people, most of them elderly women, died after eating pickles contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 in Hokkaido, officials said Sunday, in the country’s deadliest mass food poisoning in 10 years. A total of 103 others have been made ill after eating the same lightly pickled Chinese cabbage produced in late July by a company in the city of Sapporo, according to health bulletins issued by the local government. Of the dead, six were elderly…
As a result of eating food at a picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care in Germantown, at least 75 individuals have become ill. Of those, 14 have been hospitalized. Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is continuing an investigation into the cause of the foodborne outbreak. Estimates are that as many as 300 people may have attended an annual customer appreciation picnic held by Neff’s Lawn Care, 9400 Ekhart Road, on July 3. Of the…
A total of 18 persons infected with the outbreak strain of STEC O145 infection were identified in 9 states. The number of ill persons identified in each state was as follows: Alabama (2), California (1), Florida (1), Georgia (5), Kentucky (1), Louisiana (5), Maryland (1), Tennessee (1), and Virginia (1). Four ill persons were hospitalized. One death was reported in Louisiana. Dates for patients’ onset of illness ranged from April 15, 2012 to June 12,…
As a result of eating food at a picnic at Neff’s Lawn Care in Germantown, at least 36 individuals have become ill. Of those, 9 have been hospitalized. Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County is continuing an investigation into the cause of the foodborne outbreak. Estimates are that as many as 200-300 people may have attended an annual customer appreciation picnic held by Neff’s Lawn Care, 9400 Ekhart Road, on July 3. Of the…
Over the last 20 years Bill Marler has become recognized as the most experienced and prominent E. coli lawyer in the United States. He is the managing partner of Marler Clark, The Food Safety Law Firm, the nation’s only law firm with a practice focused exclusively on representing victims of E. coli and other foodborne illness outbreaks. Bill and the other E. coli attorneys at Marler Clark have successfully represented thousands of victims of…
In March 2009, the Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) through routine surveillance identified six cases of laboratory-confirmed E. coli O157:H7 with identical pulsed-field gel electrophoresis pattern (PFGE) among employees of the same company, Aetna. See Connecticut Department of Public Health Investigation Report, Attachment No. 1. Kirk Lusk was one of the employees identified as part of the outbreak. DPH staff conducted an investigation and learned that all six employees consumed at least one meal…
New York State Agriculture Commissioner Darrel J. Aubertine today warned consumers in and around Chautauqua County to not consume “unpasteurized” raw farm milk from Castle Farms due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. Castle Farms, located at 1051 Route 249 in Irving, New York, holds a Department permit to legally sell raw milk at the farm. Samples of the milk are routinely tested by the New York State Food Laboratory to determine if the raw…