The number of people ill with the same strain of E. coli associated with the now-closed Matador restaurant in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood has doubled, and the outbreak may be more far-flung than first reported. At least 10 people have been sickened to date, up from the original five, according to Public Health — Seattle &…

Open government consultant and food safety advocate Sarah Schacht sat down with Food Safety News at the 2015 Food Safety Summit in Baltimore, MD, last month to talk about how data from restaurant inspections can help improve public health. Schacht is a two-time E. coli survivor who has been spearheading efforts in Seattle’s King County…

King County, WA, residents are being warned not to consume raw or undercooked shellfish after more than twice the usual number have been sickened this summer by Vibrio parahaemolyticus infection. There were 14 confirmed or probable cases of Vibrio infection, known as Vibrosis, reported in July, compared to the average of four for that month…