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IAFP 2016 — Annual conference kicks off in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS  — The International Association for Food Protection is bringing more than 3,000 professionals to St. Louis this week for more than 900 technical papers, posters and symposia dealing with current information on the topic off food safety. The IAFP annual meeting is viewed as one of the world’s leading annual food safety conferences… Continue Reading

St. Louis Grocery Chain Sued for E. coli Romaine Outbreak

A Missouri woman who spent 11 days in Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur with kidney failure, a blood clot in the lung, and atrial fibrillation from being infected with E. coli O157:H7 is suing St. Louis-based Schnucks Markets. On Oct. 12, 19, and 20, Mary Kozlowski says she dined at the Des Peres Schnucks on… Continue Reading

CDC Says Romaine Likely Cause of St. Louis Outbreak

The two-month investigation into the St. Louis E. coli O157:H7 outbreak is over. Although there’s not enough proof to nail down the definitive source, investigators say the evidence points to one lot of romaine lettuce from a single California farm. First announcement that the investigation was over came Tuesday when Missouri Health Director Margaret Donnelly… Continue Reading

St. Louis E. Coli Victims Are Home for Holidays

It’s been nearly a month since Missouri issued a health alert over an increase in reported Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) illnesses in the St. Louis area, and the one positive development is that none of those infected will be spending Thanksgiving in the hospital. Four more cases of E. coli O157:H7 matching the outbreak… Continue Reading

E. Coli in University Town Connected to St. Louis Outbreak?

Two of four confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 involving residents of Boone County, Missouri could be related to the St. Louis outbreak, the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health said Friday. Columbia/Boone health officials say testing is not complete. In one case matching the outbreak strain, the person has not been to St. Louis… Continue Reading