E coli O157:H7 outbreak

Seattle-King County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 that is potentially associated with four Evergreens restaurants in Seattle. 

The four restaurants are located in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, University District, the downtown area and in the International District.

Public health does not yet have conclusive results about
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The new investigative report about romaine lettuce contamination drew comments Wednesday from both FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas. The report looks at the most recent romaine E. coli outbreak, which was declared over on Jan. 9 after confirmation of 62 illnesses in 16 states and the
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The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention year’s declared this year’s largest E. coli O157: H7 outbreak over on June 28.

And that’s true for the disease phase of the outbreak.

But it’s also fair to say no outbreak of foodborne disease is truly over until food safety attorney
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Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health in Edmonton, Canada, is investigating to determine the source of five confirmed cases of E. coli O157:H7 and  Mama Nita’s Filipino Cuisine restaurant is the suspected source of the outbreak.

While the investigation into the exact cause is ongoing, AHS during the past
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Two days before Christmas, Scotland’s troubled Errington Cheese Ltd. recalled all batches, all sizes, and all date codes of its Dunsyre Blue cheese because the product contains Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall notice puts Errington’s Dunsyre Blue back in the news just two months after the Crown decided not to prosecute
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CORRECTED CONTENT: State and federal officials have traced two cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection to ground beef from Vermont Livestock Slaughter and Processing LLC. The company recalled 133 pounds of their ground beef today, according to USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The ground beef was produced and
Continue Reading CORRECTED: Ground beef recalled because of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses