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E. coli O157:H7

Michigan warns against raw milk; two children sick from E. coli

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Michigan public health officials are urging consumers to avoid drinking or serving unpasteurized, raw milk because of two recent cases of E. coli infections in young children. Both of the children, in Oakland and Wayne counties, consumed raw milk in the days before becoming sick with what turned out to be E. coli O157:H7. “Raw… Continue Reading

Colorado company recalls beef products linked to E. coli illness

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Good Food Concepts LLC, doing business as Ranch Foods Direct of Colorado Springs, CO, is recalling about 2,600 pounds of non-intact beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday. Based on epidemiological investigation, one case-patient has been identified in Colorado in connection to… Continue Reading

FSIS: E. coli outbreak linked to recalled beef sickens 14 people in four states

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Aug. 2 update: On July 28, FSIS announced that, based on epidemiological investigation, 14 people from four states have now been identified as sickened in connection with this outbreak, with illness onset dates ranging from June 15 to July 10, 2016. Most of the 14 illnesses have been reported from New Hampshire (10), with two reported from… Continue Reading

Liberals, conservatives agree on threat of foodborne pathogens

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As Americans prepare for the second week of pre-empted prime time programming tonight with the beginning of the Democratic National Convention today in Philadelphia, there’s one thing that liberals and conservatives agree about — food safety. “Foodborne illness from bacteria ranked first among both liberals and conservatives (with) 55 percent and 58 percent, respectively,” ranking… Continue Reading

Officials suspect ground beef in ongoing E. coli outbreak

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Since June 12 a dozen people have contracted E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating ground beef in New Hampshire. State and federal officials have not identified the specific source. All 12 people have been infected with the same strain of E. coli, according to a notice Friday from the state’s bureau of infectious disease control…. Continue Reading

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