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New Brunswick E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Jungle Jim’s Eatery

Public health officials investigating an E. coli outbreak in the Canadian province of New Brunswick named Jungle Jim’s Eatery as the likely common link on Tuesday, according to CBC News

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The province’s health department confirmed 13 people infected with E. coli O157:H7, while another 11 suspected cases are likely linked to the same outbreak. 

The majority of sickened individuals ate at Jungle Jim’s Eatery in Miramichi in late April. Public health officials are still trying to determine the exact source of contamination, though they assume it was a contaminated food product that has since been used up.

No new illnesses are being reported. Investigators could not find E. coli at Jungle Jim’s during testing, though the restaurant did fail a health inspection last week before passing a follow-up inspection.

Food Safety News first reported on this outbreak last week

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