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Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)

Rare shiga toxin-producing E. coli found in recalled Texas beef

Almost 37 tons of Texas beef was recalled Sunday after sampling was positive for the rare E. coli O103. Waco-based  H & B Packing Co., Inc. issued the recall for an estimated  73,742 pounds of boneless beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103,  according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety… Continue Reading

E. coli cases have Oregon officials investigating non-fair food, fair livestock

A number of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) illnesses are being investigated following last month’s Washington County Fair in Hillsboro, OR. Public health officials announced Wednesday that potential sources were food items unrelated to the fair, as well as contact with livestock at the fair, which was July 28-31. Anyone who attended the Washington County Fair and has… Continue Reading

Chicago outbreak count doubles; officials offer scant details

An E. coli outbreak in Chicago remains under investigation as more customers of Carbón Live Fire Mexican Grill have been added to the victim count. Although public health officials would not comment on how many of the patients have required hospitalization, they did reveal the outbreak count more than doubled in size in eight days…. Continue Reading

Chicago E. coli outbreak linked to Bridgeport restaurant

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) has linked an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), impacting at least 25 Chicago residents, to the Carbon Live Fire Mexican Grill located at 300 W. 26th Street. The Bridgeport restaurant has been closed and will not participate in Taste of Chicago, which is scheduled for July… Continue Reading