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E. coli O145

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

12,000 Pounds of Veal Recalled for Multiple Strains of E. coli

United Processing LLC, a New York Mills, NY firm, is recalling approximately 12,600 pounds of boneless veal products because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, E. coli O145 and E. coli O45, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday. According to FSIS, the recall only applies to 60-lb…. Continue Reading

Burgers Recalled in Canada for Possible E. Coli

Butcher’s Choice Garlic Peppercorn Beef Burgers are being voluntarily recalled by Loblaw Companies Ltd. of Brampton, Ontario for possible contamination of E. coli O157:H7. The affected product is frozen in 1.13 kg packages bearing the UPC 0-60383-89363-7, with a best-before date of March 2013. The product was distributed nationally across Canada. According to the Canadian… Continue Reading

Mystery E. coli O145 Outbreak Ends, No Source Found

Before closing their investigation into a multistate outbreak of E. coli O145, health officials identified 3 more victims – bringing the case count up from 15 to 18 – but were unable to find the source of the bacteria. The outbreak, largely concentrated in the southeastern United States, started in mid-April. The last reported illness… Continue Reading

61 Now Ill in Ohio E. coli Outbreak at Picnic

At least 61 people are now ill with E. coli O157:H7 linked to a picnic held by Neff’s Lawn Care in Germantown, Ohio, according to the Dayton & Montgomery County Health Department. Of those sickened, 11 have been hospitalized and 11 have tested positive for the same strain of E. coli, said Bill Wharton, spokesman… Continue Reading

Interview: How Might Investigators Crack the E. coli O145 Outbreak?

Dr. William Keene shares his insight

Transcript: At least 14 people in six states have fallen ill in an E. coli O145 outbreak that killed a Louisiana toddler on May 31st. And while public health investigators have identified the deadly bacteria strain, they have yet to figure out where it’s coming from. Now the hunt is on. As state health departments… Continue Reading

CDC: Multistate E. coli O145 Outbreak Has Sickened 14 in 6 States

3 hospitalized; 1 dead; California and Tennessee confirmed

Today the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the E. coli O145 outbreak that killed a young girl in Louisiana has sickened at least 14 people in six states: Georgia (5 illnesses), Louisiana (4), Alabama (2), California (1), Florida (1) and Tennessee (1). Three people have been hospitalized. The source of the… Continue Reading