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E. coli O157:H7

Sick boy’s parents sue eatery with food safety violation history

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Denver parents are seeking legal recourse after their teenage son was hospitalized with life-threatening complications from an E. coli O157:H7 infection linked to an Aurora, CO, restaurant. The lawsuit, filed Thursday with the Arapaho County District Court in Centennial, CO, states that Marc and Candace Thompson and their son Noah, 14, ate at the Pho 75 restaurant at 2050… Continue Reading

E. coli consultant escapes federal prison time for falsifying tests

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The consultant who in 2010 said beef he tested was E. coli free when it wasn’t got off Thursday with one year of home detention, three years of probation and 200 hours of community service. He’ll also have to pay a share of $307,000 in restitution. The 68-year-old Jim Johnson, surrounded by about two dozen… Continue Reading

Buffalo butcher recalls frozen Lorigo brand ground beef patties

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A butcher shop in Buffalo, NY, has recalled Lorigo brand frozen ground beef patties because of positive test results for E. coli O157:H7 contamination. The Meating Place shipped 325 pounds of the frozen hamburger patties to retailers and institutional food service operations in the Buffalo area, according to the recall notice on the USDA’s Food… Continue Reading

FDA’s Mike Taylor departing agency — totally on his own terms

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Mike Taylor has chosen the time and day for his departure for a second time from government. His friends and associates received his personal email at 8:35 a.m. Tuesday. It was embargoed until FDA released the news two hours later, marking “on or about” June 1 as his departure date. Anti-Taylor activists — many of whom… Continue Reading

Mother of Jack in The Box outbreak victim dies

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Suzanne Kiner, food safety advocate and mother of one of the child victims of the infamous 1993 Jack in The Box E. coli outbreak, died Jan. 5, 2016, at age 67. Kiner’s daughter Brianne was 9 years old in 1993 when she contracted what developed into a life-threatening infection from E. coli in a fast food hamburger…. Continue Reading

CDC Final Update: 19 Infections Linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad

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The outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 linked to Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad appears to be over. According to the final report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 19 people across seven states were sickened. The most recent illness in this outbreak reported to CDC started on November 3, 2015. Most illnesses were reported… Continue Reading

Recalled Diced Celery and Onion Blend May Not Be E. Coli Source

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Taylor Farms Pacific may have been a little too quick to recall its diced celery and onion blend over the Thanksgiving weekend. The latest U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing has been unable to confirm E. coli in the product. As of Nov. 23, 19 people have been infected with E. coli O157:H7, and epidemiological… Continue Reading

Retailers Remove Products With Celery Due to E. Coli Concerns

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Costco, Target and Starbucks are some of the many retailers pulling products containing celery off the shelves because they may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. Taylor Farms Pacific of Tracy, CA, is recalling certain products which may include celery which could potentially contain the pathogen. Last week, a sample of Celery and Onion Diced… Continue Reading

Taylor Farms Recalls Products Possibly Containing Celery After 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 a… Continue Reading