KidsU Centennial – Fueling Minds Inc.

The kitchen at the heart of an E. coli outbreak that sickened almost 450 children at daycare centers in Calgary, Canada, has been allowed to reopen on a limited basis.

Provincial health officers in Alberta say the Fueling Minds kitchen can only serve one of the 11 daycare centers that were closed during the E. coli outbreak that sickened 448 people and impacted 1,595 children who had to seek care while centers were closed. A Meals on Wheels program will be used by the other daycare centers.

The outbreak was announced Labor Day weekend and was not declared over until

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Directors of the company that runs the commercial kitchen linked to an E. Coli outbreak that sickened hundreds of daycare students in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, now face more than $100,000 in fines after officials disclosed the kitchen was operating without a license for certain locations.

The directors of Fueling Minds are charged under municipal laws in Calgary and are set for a court appearance in November. At this time they face $120,000 in fines. The catering company, operating under the full name Kids U Centennial-Fueling Minds Inc., has the same corporate address and email as Fueling Brains Academy, the daycare

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The patient count in Canada’s daycare center E. Coli outbreak now stands at 310 lab-confirmed cases and public health officials are doubling down on their determination that a central kitchen serving the centers was the source of the pathogen.

Only 18 secondary infections — person-to-person infection rather than infection from the original source — have been identified, according to officials with Alberta Health Services, which is the lead agency investigating the outbreak among attendees of six daycare centers in Calgary. The vast majority of the patients are children younger than 5. A few of the patients are daycare center staff.

Continue Reading E. coli outbreak involving daycare centers tops 300 patients; kitchen remains under scrutiny

Overnight, more patients were lab-confirmed as being infected with E. coli, bringing the total to 264 people infected in an outbreak linked to daycare centers in Calgary, Canada.

A total of 37 outbreak patients have required hospitalization, and 25 remain hospitalized. Of those remaining in the hospital, 22 have been confirmed by Alberta Health Services as having developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. Six children are receiving dialysis.

Eleven daycare centers were temporarily closed because of the outbreak, with patients coming from six of them. All of the centers are now open at the discretion of their

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