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Six more states identify victims after NJ detects outbreak

Disease detectives from state and federal agencies are investigating an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak identified by New Jersey officials in recent days. The CDC reports people in seven states have been infected. Of the 17 confirmed victims, six have had symptoms so severe that they required hospitalization. One has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS),… Continue Reading

All victims in New Jersey E. coli outbreak admitted to hospitals

An E. coli outbreak in New Jersey has a 100 percent hospitalization rate and is  possibly linked to eating at Panera Bread, based on patient interviews. Although state health officials did not specifically name Panera Bread in an undated statement posted this weekend, local officials have told media in New Jersey that their investigation includes… Continue Reading

Panera Bread emerging as possible source of E. coli illnesses

New Jersey and four of its counties are investigating a cluster of E. coli illnesses that might be linked to a Panera Bread restaurant in Phillipsburg, NJ. Local media reported the investigation earlier this week, with initial details implicating three counties and what public health officials described as a “chain restaurant.” Officials declined to discuss… Continue Reading

New Jersey E. coli illnesses could be linked to restaurant chain

Public health officials in New Jersey are waiting on test results in a suspected E. coli outbreak that may be linked to a restaurant chain. Authorities are investigating six illnesses across three counties where the restaurant chain has locations, according to a spokeswoman for the New Jersey Department of Health. She said the department will… Continue Reading

“Raw milk Moms” are targets of NJ enforcement action against food clubs

“Raw milk Moms” in New Jersey were targeted last month with “cease and desist” orders from the state’s Public Health and Food Protection Program. The targeted individuals and the broader raw milk community are resisting the enforcement action. New Jersey gave at least eight families five days to stop selling and distributing raw milk in… Continue Reading

State says ceasing Brucella vaccinations could reduce illnesses

Somewhat mixed messages are coming from health and agriculture officials in Pennsylvania in relation to antibiotic-resistant Brucella infections traced to unpasteurized, raw milk. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture sent raw milk producers an alert about “several cases of brucellosis in humans” and suggested they stop vaccinating their cattle for Brucella. The letter, provided to Food… Continue Reading

CDC says all Udder Milk customers need medical treatment

Anyone who consumed raw milk or raw milk products from Udder Milk in the past six months, especially pregnant women, should immediately seek medical care and start antibiotic therapy for brucellosis. The Tuesday warning from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was the strongest yet in a series of state and federal alerts… Continue Reading

New York officials warn against raw milk from Udder Milk

New York health and agriculture officials are warning the public to not buy or consume unpasteurized, raw milk from Udder Milk in New Jersey because of the danger of contracting an antibiotic-resistant form of food poisoning. Federal law prohibits transporting unpasteurized milk across state lines for sale. New York law prohibits the sale of unpasteurized,… Continue Reading