The number of victims in an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce jumped almost 60 percent in the past week as public health officials struggled to determine the source or sources of the implicated produce.

Three more states have laboratory-confirmed victims, federal officials reported Wednesday. The 19 states now involved in the outbreak have…

An E. coli outbreak in Canada that was initially linked to a restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, has grown to include people who do not have any connections to Mama Nita’s Binalot, and one of them has died.

Described as “extremely complex” by Dr. Chris Sikora, medical officer of health for the Edmonton Zone, the ongoing…

An E. coli outbreak traced to chopped romaine lettuce has spread to another five states and public health officials are reporting a hospitalization rate of almost 60 percent, which is twice the usual rate.

There are 53 confirmed cases spread across 16 states, as of Wednesday’s update from the federal Centers for Disease Control and…

An unrevealed quantity of ground beef packaged for meal-kit provider GoodFood and distributed directly to consumers in at least five Canadian provinces is under recall after government tests showed E. coli contamination.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) posted the recall notice late Sunday, urging consumers to check their homes for the Good Boucher branded…

An Oregon company is recalling more than 14,000 pounds of ground meat after beef trim used in its production tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.

Interstate Meat Distributors Inc. of Clackamas, OR, notified the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service of the positive test result, which was detected by a third-party lab. The meat company…

For the third time since 2005, researchers have parsed data from an E. coli O157: H7 outbreak traced to raw milk gouda cheese. For the third time, they have concluded the “60-day rule” isn’t long enough to ensure dangerous bacteria in unpasteurized gouda have died.

This time around the scientists did more than publish the…

My friend, Darin Detwiler, let me post this for him tonight for tomorrow:

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the day the last of four young children died during the landmark 1993 Jack in the Box E. coli outbreak.

Riley Edward Detwiler

I learned about the reality of this foodborne pathogen…