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E coli O157:H7 outbreak

Yuma area grew romaine lettuce that’s likely causing E. coli outbreak

Chopped romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, AZ area is the likely source to date of this year’s only multistate E. coli O157: H7 outbreak, and it is not over. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta Friday updated their report on the 11-state outbreak involving 35 confirmed E. coli case… Continue Reading

Edmonton eatery linked to E. coli illnesses; food source unclear

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health in Edmonton, Canada, is investigating to determine the source of five confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and  Mama Nita’s Filipino Cuisine restaurant is the suspected source of the outbreak. While the investigation into the exact cause is ongoing, AHS during the past week has determined that food from Mama… Continue Reading

Listeria is the latest pathogen to rock Scotland’s Errington Cheese

Two days before Christmas, Scotland’s troubled Errington Cheese Ltd. recalled all batches, all sizes, and all date codes of its Dunsyre Blue cheese because the product contains Listeria monocytogenes. The recall notice puts Errington’s Dunsyre Blue back in the news just two months after the Crown decided not to prosecute the company for the product…. Continue Reading

CORRECTED: Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses

CORRECTED CONTENT: State and federal officials have traced two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection to ground beef from Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing LLC. The company recalled 133 pounds of their ground beef today, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The ground beef was produced and packaged on July 24 and 25. The company sold the recalled product… Continue Reading

Deadly Utah-Arizona E. coli outbreak blamed on farm animals

Infected farm animals followed by person-to-person contamination were the likely cause of an E coli O157:H7 outbreak that killed two children and sickened ten other people in a remote community on the Utah-Arizona border. Public health officials say the outbreak was likely caused by animal manure containing  E. coli O157:H7 bacteria  being spread by humans. The… Continue Reading