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Dairy named: Raw milk, farm animals likely cause of new E. coli outbreak among children

UPDATE — 7:15 p.m. EDT: Knox County officials have issued a public warning, naming French Broad Farm in Knoxville, TN, as the source of unpasteurized, raw milk that is linked to an ongoing E. coli outbreak. All raw milk or other unpasteurized products from the farm should be thrown away. Anyone who has consumed the products and… Continue Reading

No common denominator yet for E. coli patients in Tennessee

County officials in Knoxville, TN, are investigating a cluster of E. coli infections among several children in the area, but they don’t have enough information yet to issue a public warning. Dr. Martha Buchanan, director of the Knox County Health Department, told WATE-TV, Channel 6, the only similarity epidemiologists have found so far is that… Continue Reading

One child dead, 13 others sick in raw cheese E. coli outbreak

A French company this weekend expanded its recall of cheese made with unpasteurized milk after health officials reported a seventh child has developed kidney failure because of an E. coli infection linked to the cheese. At least 14 children age 5 and younger from various regions of France are confirmed with E. coli 026 infections,… Continue Reading

Publisher’s Platform: Why I love Doc Raymond – and Transparency

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Tomorrow the CDC will update the Romaine E. coli outbreak and probably say that it is “over” (last time it updated was May 16th). The numbers will also likely jump from 172 to 200 and the death toll will rise too (this is all too similar to the 2006 E. coli spinach outbreak that was supposed… Continue Reading

Birds, pigs, water, air — How did the bacteria find the romaine?

Investigators continue their tedious search for the source of the E. coli that apparently contaminated romaine lettuce, causing this spring’s deadly outbreak. But it’s becoming increasingly unlikely they will find a smoking gun. The human toll so far, including one person in California who died, is 132 confirmed cases, 72 hospitalizations, and 20 people with… Continue Reading

Whole Foods recalls raw milk cheese in Canada for E. coli risk

Whole Foods Market is recalling cheese sold at its stores in Ontario, Canada, because French public health officials have traced an E. coli O26 outbreak to it. Monday the Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall by Les Dépendances involving Haute Montagne brand raw milk cheese “Reblochon de Savoie au lait cru.” The Tuesday recall… Continue Reading

Unlicensed store owner won’t say where he got food, raw milk

Officials shut down operation; products included milk from dairy responsible for 2010 outbreak

Health inspectors have shut down a Minneapolis food seller because he was operating without a license, selling raw dairy products and uninspected meat, and refused to provide information on the origin of the products. Armed with a search warrant, public health officials went into the unlicensed operation, doing business as Uptown Locavore, at 3137 Hennepin… Continue Reading

Romaine source(s) remain elusive as E. coli outbreak grows

The number of victims in an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce jumped almost 60 percent in the past week as public health officials struggled to determine the source or sources of the implicated produce. Three more states have laboratory-confirmed victims, federal officials reported Wednesday. The 19 states now involved in the outbreak have… Continue Reading