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Dozens sick from soy nut butter; FDA mum on manufacturer

Almost 90 percent of the victims in the ongoing E. coli outbreak traced to a soy substitute for peanut butter are children.

With the victim count at more than two dozen and expected to increase, lab reports show little doubt that I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter products are implicated in an ongoing E. coli outbreak, but corporate and government officials are still not saying what other products might also be contaminated. Three states — Oregon, Washington… Continue Reading

Civil suit does what FDA won’t — names soy nut butter maker

More E. coli cases expected in nationwide outbreak; distribution details deemed corporate secrets

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No one knows how many more people will become victims of an ongoing E. coli outbreak traced to soy nut butter products, partly because consumers don’t know what foods could be contaminated — and the FDA refuses to name the manufacturer. However, a civil action filed Monday by an outbreak victim’s parents may free up the… Continue Reading

SoyNut Butter Co. adds Dixie Diner’s Club brand to recall

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The identity of the soy nut butter manufacturer whose product is implicated in a nationwide E. coli outbreak remained a mystery today as a second brand of products was recalled. Dixie Diner’s Club brand of “Carb Not Beanit Butter” was added to the recall by the SoyNut Butter Co., which has already recalled all flavors,… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Canada recalls I.M. Healthy products; no E. coli cases there yet

U.S. continues to investigate SoyNut Butter Co.; manufacturer of soy butter remains secret

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UPDATE: 9:50 p.m. EST, March 10, 2017 — The recall in Canada has been expanded to include additional flavors of I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butters. Following confirmation by Oregon officials that they found E. coli in I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter Canadian officials issued a recall of the peanut butter substitute and granola… Continue Reading

Oregon confirms E. coli in SoyNut Butter from victims’ home

Name of Kentucky manufacturer not revealed; contaminated soy butter could be in other products

E. coli found in SoyNut Butter I.M. Healthy

Oregon health officials are the first to confirm E. coli contamination in  I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter after testing product collected from the home of two children who are among victims of a nationwide outbreak. “People need to know that if they have this product in their pantries, they should immediately return it to… Continue Reading

UPDATE: SoyNut Butter Co. expands recall to all soy butters, granola

16 people across 9 states sick with E. coli; schools, childcare centers urged to check for products

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UPDATE: 12:14 a.m. EST March 8, 2017 —  The SoyNut Butter Co. revealed that another company manufactured the soy nut butter implicated in an ongoing E. coli outbreak. Also, the CDC updated its outbreak data. There are now 16 confirmed cases of E. coli infection across nine states. Additional details below. An E. coli outbreak linked to peanut butter substitute… Continue Reading

One more look at lessons unlearned in raw burger outbreak

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Before the federal Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention went public with the first announcement of a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, the boss let everyone working on foodborne diseases know there was one “notable thing” about the brewpub chain involved. “Advance notification that ’tis the season again,” said Dr. Robert V. Tauxe in an… Continue Reading

Parents of 8-year-old E. coli victim sue SoyNut Butter Co.

I.M. Healthy brand recall expanded; health officials warn against all SoyNut Butter products

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The first civil action filed against the SoyNut Butter Co. in relation to an ongoing E. coli outbreak seeks compensation for a 25-day hospital stay and what will likely be life-long health consequences for an 8-year-old boy. The boy is one of 12 victims in five states confirmed with the outbreak strain of E. coli… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Patients on both coasts ate ‘SoyNut Butter’ before becoming ill

FDA, CDC investigating E. coli outbreak — consumers warned not to eat I.M. Healthy products

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UPDATE: 2 p.m. Eastern, March 3, 2017, — The CDC has posted outbreak details. Victims of E. coli infection in three states report they ate I.M. Healthy brand “SoyNut Butter” before becoming ill, spurring state and federal public health officials to warn consumers nationwide not to eat the products until further notice. The Maryland Department… Continue Reading

I.M. Healthy soy nut butter linked to E. coli outbreak

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A multi-state E. coli outbreak is likely a result of contaminated I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter and consumers should avoid eating the product until further notice, according to public health officials. The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene posted a consumer warning about the I.M. Healthy brand soy nut butter today. The state… Continue Reading