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E. coli O111

Discovery of rare E. coli O111 triggers recall of veal, beef, pork

Marcho Farms Inc., in Souderton, PA, has recalled 5,620 pounds of boneless veal, ground veal, and beef and pork products that may be adulterated with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O111, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The veal, beef and pork products were produced on April 11… Continue Reading

13 E. Coli Illnesses in California Linked to Recalled Apple Juice

Investigation continuing into source of the bacteria

As of Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, there were 13 confirmed cases of E. coli O111 infection being linked to unpasteurized apple juice from High Hill Ranch near Placerville, CA. An investigation by state and county health and environmental officials is continuing into the source of the problem. According to the Sacramento County Department of Health &… Continue Reading

Green Cabbage Likely Caused Minnesota’s Recent E. Coli O111 Outbreak

The 15 cases of E. coli O111 reported in Minnesota this summer were probably linked to green whole head cabbage, says the state’s health department. Health officials’ routine monitoring identified the cases of illness associated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O111. Bacterial isolates from all of the cases had the same DNA fingerprint. The illnesses occurred between… Continue Reading

Applebee’s Changes Suppliers in Minnesota as E. coli Investigation Continues

Following reports that its franchise locations in Minnesota may be connected to an outbreak of E. coli O111, the Applebee’s restaurant chain announced Thursday that it has “changed suppliers” in the state. When asked by Food Safety News, Applebee’s spokesman declined to specify exactly what supplies would be sourced from the new supplier. He also… Continue Reading

Minnesota E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Applebee’s Reportedly Expands

The investigation into the E. coli O111 outbreak that has sickened at least 13 people in Minnesota has reportedly expanded with two cases in two other unnamed states, according to communications between NBC News reporter JoNel Aleccia and a spokeswoman for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC has declined to identify the… Continue Reading

E. Coli O111 Outbreak Under Investigation in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating 13 cases of E. coli O111 in the state, which they believe have been caused by a “widely distributed food item.” Seven of the 13 cases reported eating at Applebee’s restaurants in the state between June 24 and 27, though the other six cases have no apparent connection… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Multiple E. Coli Strains Prompt Beef Recall

The product was distributed to certain Brookshire Food Stores, Krogers and Walmarts in Louisiana and Texas, as well as certain Super 1 Foods Stores in Louisiana and Market Latina and Super 1 Foods Stores in Texas. PFP Enterprises in Fort Worth, TX, is recalling approximately 15,865 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with E…. Continue Reading