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E. coli outbreak sparks warning about raw milk, ground beef

The E. coli outbreak in southwest Utah that has already killed two is growing, and public health officials there have warned people to avoid consuming raw milk or recently purchased ground beef. Officials with the Southwest Utah Public Health Department initially reported six victims in a July 3 health alert. As of Tuesday, 11 victims… Continue Reading

Rogers flour sold by Costco in Canada linked to new outbreak

Another E. coli O121 outbreak traced to flour, this time Rogers brand, has sickened at least six people in British Columbia where public health officials are urging consumers to check their homes for the implicated flour. As of Friday evening neither the company, Rogers Foods Ltd. of Armstrong, British Columbia, nor the Canadian Food Inspection… Continue Reading

Great Value, other pie and tart shells recalled for tainted flour

Another food recall in Canada is underway in the midst of an E. coli outbreak as several brands of pie and tart shells made with flour linked to 28 illnesses are being pulled from retailers across the country. Harlan Bakeries of Edmonton and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are warning consumers to check their homes… Continue Reading

Beach Beat: Public’s right to know should trump trade secrets

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ICYMI, as the texters say, the FDA finally came clean about a dirty food production operation, naming Dixie Dew Products Inc. as the manufacturer of soy-based goo marketed as an allergen-free alternative to peanut butter. The revelation Friday evening came weeks after FDA inspectors found filthy conditions, insect infestation and broken food safety equipment at… Continue Reading

UPDATED: Woman sues restaurant; E. coli outbreak tops 50

UPDATED CONTENT July 7 — This story has been updated to include reports that the number of E. coli victims in the outbreak has doubled to 50, up from 25. A Chicago woman who had to spend three nights in a hospital after eating food from Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill in Bridgeport has filed a… Continue Reading

Restaurant linked to E. coli outbreak closes for investigation

A restaurant in Aurora, CO, closed at the request of public health officials Friday because of an E. coli outbreak among its customers. Multiple media outlets in the area reported that Pho 75, 2050 S. Havana Street, is part of an investigation into an E. coli O157 outbreak that had four confirmed victims as of… Continue Reading

FDA finds outbreak strain of E. coli in General Mills flour

Federal officials have matched E. coli O121 from a sample of General Mills flour recovered from a sick person’s home to the outbreak strain that has sickened at least 38 people since December. The discovery is the smoking gun investigators have been looking for since late April when patient interviews revealed that raw dough made… Continue Reading

Recalled flour didn’t just go to retailers, restaurants

General Mills Inc. and federal officials have been working together to account for recalled flour that has been linked to an E. coli outbreak and that was sent to food producers in addition to retailers and restaurants. Neither the company nor government has included information about the flour sent to food producers in published recall… Continue Reading

CDC confirms E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour

Federal officials identified the current, ongoing outbreak of E. coli in February, but it took until late April for investigators to find the common denominators that led to General Mills’ recall of 10 million pounds of flour yesterday. As of this afternoon, 38 people across 20 states have been confirmed with the outbreak strain of… Continue Reading

UPDATED: General Mills recalls flour because of E. coli outbreak

UPDATE 9:43 p.m. EDT: The Food and Drug Administration posted the General Mills recall notice Tuesday evening. It includes product photos for easy location of label codes that identify the recalled products. General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of three brands of flour, totaling about 10 million pounds, in response to a 20-state… Continue Reading