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E. coli O157:H7

Ground beef for meal-kit company recalled after E. coli test

An unrevealed quantity of ground beef packaged for meal-kit provider GoodFood and distributed directly to consumers in at least five Canadian provinces is under recall after government tests showed E. coli contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted the recall notice late Sunday, urging consumers to check their homes for the Good Boucher branded… Continue Reading

E. coli prompts recall of more than 7 tons of ground beef, pork

Brothers Choice brand beef patties, ground beef included in list of recalled products

An Oregon company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of ground meat after beef trim used in its production tested positive for E. coli O157:H7. Interstate Meat Distributors Inc. of Clackamas, OR, notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service of the positive test result, which was detected by a third-party lab. The meat company… Continue Reading

Scientists urge regulators to revisit 60-day rule for raw gouda

For the third time since 2005, researchers have parsed data from an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak traced to raw milk gouda cheese. For the third time, they have concluded the “60-day rule” isn’t long enough to ensure dangerous bacteria in unpasteurized gouda have died. This time around the scientists did more than publish the… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Tragically, “Forever Young”

My friend, Darin Detwiler, let me post this for him tonight for tomorrow: Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day the last of four young children died during the landmark 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak. I learned about the reality of this foodborne pathogen on Riley’s deathbed. When he was only… Continue Reading

U.S. officials say E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens is over

FDA, CDC, still won't say romaine lettuce was the cause; investigations ongoing here and in Canada

They still haven’t found the specific source of the contamination, but U.S. officials say a deadly E. coli outbreak traced to “leafy greens” is over. The outbreak hit Canada as well, but public health officials there declared the outbreak over on Jan. 10. They alerted the public about the outbreak on Dec. 11, reporting romaine… Continue Reading

Consumer Reports warns against eating any romaine lettuce

Food safety experts at Consumer Reports are advising people in the U.S. and Canada to stop eating romaine lettuce. During the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from the strain of E. coli O157: H7. One person in each country has died. In the U.S., the infections have been confirmed in… Continue Reading

Deadly outbreak tied to romaine ongoing; no recall, few details

Little information is available to the public in the U.S. or Canada more than six weeks into a deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The risk is ongoing in both countries, officials report. Canadian officials are suggesting consumers in some provinces avoid all romaine lettuce. Government officials haven’t revealed any information about implicated… Continue Reading

Ground lean veal recalled in Canada after E. coli testing

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has posted a recall of ground lean veal by Vantage Foods Inc. The company cited possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination as the reason for the recall. Vantage Foods Inc. distributed the veal to various Food Basics brand supermarket locations in Ontario. Little detail was included in the recall notice, about how the possible contamination was discovered. “This recall was triggered by test… Continue Reading