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Taylor Farms Recall Associated With Costco E. coli Outbreak

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Tracy, CA-based Taylor Farms Pacific, Inc.  is recalling a long list of products  because they may include celery which could potentially contain E. coli 0157:H7. The recalled products are being recalled “out of an abundance of caution” by Taylor Farms due to a Celery and Onion Diced Blend testing positive for E. coli 0157:H7 in… Continue Reading

Costco: FDA Tests Indicate Vegetables in Chicken Salad May Be E. Coli Source

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Initial testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points toward a vegetable mix sourced from a California produce wholesaler as the potential source of E. coli connected with Costco’s rotisserie chicken salad. At least 19 people in seven states have so far been sickened with E. coli infections linked to the chicken salad, which Costco… Continue Reading

CDC: 19 E. Coli Cases in 7 States Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad


The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced Tuesday that, as of Nov. 23, there were 19 people from seven states sickened by the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of Costco chicken salad made with rotisserie chicken. Five people have been hospitalized and two developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a… Continue Reading

Costco Chicken Salad Linked to E. Coli Outbreak in CO, UT, MT and WA


In a statement posted Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced that it is working with other western states and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate illnesses due to E. coli O157:H7 from chicken salad purchased at Colorado Costco stores in late October. The… Continue Reading

Manufactured Dessert Named as Source of Reno E. Coli Outbreak

The Twisted Fork

The general manager of the popular Twisted Fork restaurant in south Reno, NV, is calling it a “difficult episode,” but having learned that the source of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak was a dessert made by an outside manufacturer, he announced plans to reopen next week. The Twisted Fork voluntarily closed shortly after Nov. 8… Continue Reading

Study: Washing Utensils Between Uses Important for Safer Produce


Poor hygiene and improper food preparation can lead to foodborne illnesses at home. The first step of the government’s safe food handling advice to consumers is to wash hands before and after handling food and clean cutting boards, dishes, utensils and countertops with hot soapy water after preparing each food item. But the U.S. Food… Continue Reading

UK High Court: 2010 Inquest into Boy’s E. Coli Death Will Stand

Mason Jones

Ten years after the death of 5-year-old Mason Jones from E. coli O157:H7, Lord Justice of Appeal Patrick Elias has decided to let the 2010 inquest into the boy’s death stand. Elias found there was “no error in law” during the inquest in which William Tudor, owner of the Tudor and Sons butcher shop in Bridgend,… Continue Reading

All American Meats Recalls 167,427 Pounds of Ground Beef Over E. Coli Concerns


All American Meats Inc., an Omaha, NE, establishment, is recalling approximately 167,427 pounds of ground beef products that may be adulterated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Nov. 1, 2015. The ground beef items were produced on Oct. 16, 2015. The following products are subject to… Continue Reading

Milk Makers Fest E. Coli O157:H7 Outbreak Final Report Released


The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) in Bellingham investigated an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections. The Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assisted with the investigation. Environmental contamination with E. coli O157:H7 of the Dairy Barn at the Northwest Washington Fairgrounds was the likely source… Continue Reading

ID Raw Milk Dairy Back in Business After Being Linked to Eight Cases of Illness


Oct. 28 update: Natural Farm Fresh Dairy has restarted bottling. “We are pleased to be bottling again,” the dairy announced on its Facebook page on Monday. “All of our test results came back clean.” Deliveries were set to begin again on Tuesday, the company stated, with its raw milk back on store shelves by Wednesday. Previous Oct. 21 coverage… Continue Reading