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Venison, ‘exotic meat’ jerky generates public health alert

A variety of jerky produced by Katie’s Snack Foods LLC and made from venison and “exotic meats” is the subject of a public health alert from the Ohio Department of Agriculture. The company, based in Hilliard, OH, distributed the products through its online outlet at www.katiesbeefjerky.com and potentially retail outlets, according to the Thursday alert…. Continue Reading

E. Coli Outbreak in Scotland Linked to Venison Sickens 9

Scotland’s health agencies are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infection associated with the consumption of venison products. As of Sept. 4, 2015, there were nine cases of infection with the same strain of E. coli O157 PT32 reported across Scotland. All of those sickened either consumed venison products, such as steaks, grillsteaks, sausages and meatballs,… Continue Reading

29 High Schoolers Infected with Rare E. Coli Strain from Deer

A high school environmental science experience went awry when 29 students became infected with a lesser-known strain of pathogenic E. coli from the white-tailed deer they hunted, butchered and barbecued for a class project.  The incident, which happened more than a year ago, came to the media’s attention for the first time Wednesday, when the… Continue Reading