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FSIS reported moments ago, K2D Foods, doing business as (DBA) Colorado Premium Foods, a Carrolton, Ga. establishment, is recalling approximately 113,424 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.  This is a Class I Recall. The raw ground beef items were produced on March 26, March 29, April 2, April 5, April 10, and April 12,…
Since the last update on April 9, 2019, 13 more ill people were added to this outbreak. As of April 12, 2019, 109 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from six states. CDC is reporting the 109 illnesses that the PulseNet laboratory network has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that might be a part of this outbreak. A list of the states…
As of April 8, 2019, 96 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O103 have been reported from five states. CDC is reporting the 96 illnesses that the PulseNet laboratory network has confirmed are part of this outbreak. States are investigating additional illnesses that might be a part of this outbreak. Illnesses started on dates from March 2, 2019, to March 26, 2019. Ill people range in age from 1 to 81 years,…
CDC, several states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O103 infections. This investigation includes E. coli O103 infections recently reported by the Kentucky Department of Public Health. Public health investigators are using the PulseNet system to identify illnesses that may be part of this outbreak. PulseNet is the national subtyping network of public health and food regulatory agency laboratories coordinated by…
Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Virginia linked in growing E. coli Mystery According to the Kentucky Department of Health and press reports, an E. coli outbreak in Kentucky has now doubled to more than 40 cases. The department confirmed Thursday that Kentucky now has at least 46 cases involving a strain of E. coli O103. The department issued a news release last Friday, saying that 20 Kentuckians had tested positive for a Shiga-toxin producing strain that can lead to…
The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS) investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O26 (E. coli O26) infections. As of September 19, 2018, 18 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O26 were reported from 4 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from July 5, 2018 to July 25, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from one year to 75, with a median…
Public Health- Seattle & King County investigated an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) O26 associated with I Love Sushi and Café Mario at Nintendo of America campus in Redmond. Café Mario is operated by Sodexo and is not open to the public. I Love Sushi is a food establishment that operates out of Café Mario once a week. At this time, the source of the illnesses has not been identified. Since July 2, 2018, investigators…
In May 2018, Public Health Seattle and King County (PHSKC) officials investigated an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli(STEC) associated with three Homegrown restaurants. The results of the investigation implicated pesto used exclusively on the chicken pesto sandwich. Four people tested positive for STEC O26 after consuming food from three different Homegrown restaurants in King County. Symptoms included abdominal cramps and diarrhea, with one person reporting bloody diarrhea. All four ate the chicken pesto sandwich…
In June and early July 2016, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) identified an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 (STEC), associated with the consumption of food at Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill in Chicago.  CDPH officials eventually identified at least 67 cases of illness involved in the outbreak.  As part of the CDPH investigation, Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street was temporarily closed. At least 16 individuals…
La Rosita Fresh Market Inc., a Mt. Prospect, Ill. retail store, is recalling approximately 54 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The raw ground beef items are ground in the store and packaged for consumers behind the meat counter in varying weights. The raw ground beef items were packed on March 13, 2019 and March 14,…