Shiga toxin-producing E. coli

The second version of guidance on the production of cheese made from unpasteurized, raw milk published by Food Standards Scotland has been welcomed by a group that campaigned against the initial document.

Five Scottish cheesemakers launched a Crowdjustice funding campaign in February, raising £15,000 for legal fees allowing preparation and
Continue Reading Cheese firms stop legal action as raw milk cheese guidance revised

Four Seattle area residents have tested positive for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) after consuming food at I Love Sushi and Sodexo’s Café Mario, Seattle-King County Public Health reports.

The two implicated restaurants are located at the Nintendo of America campus in Redmond, WA. All four people – two
Continue Reading Local STEC outbreak in Seattle area linked to Nintendo of America campus 

Grassfields Cheese LLC of Coopersville, MI, is recalling about 20,000 pounds of organic cheeses due to possible contamination with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). The recalled products have been linked to seven cases of E. coli infection. Grassfields cheese copyThe family-owned company stated that it was voluntarily recalling the cheeses “out of
Continue Reading MI firm recalls 20,000 pounds of cheese linked to 7 E. coli illnesses

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a consumer advisory for Uncle John’s Old Fashioned Apple Cider produced by Uncle John’s Cider Mill located in St. Johns, MI, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria (STEC). No illnesses have been
Continue Reading MI Agriculture Officials Warn Public About E. Coli Risk From Apple Cider

Not quite a month ago, Vermont health officials announced they were dealing with an E. coli outbreak, which would eventually grow to an estimated 11 cases in three states. It was likely caused by restaurant hamburgers made from local grass-fed beef and prepared to satisfy the tastes of its customers,
Continue Reading Undercooked Burgers Likely Caused E. Coli Outbreak; Ground Beef So Far Escapes Recall

Officials with the Vermont Department of Health say that two more cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) have been linked to ground beef that was served at Worthy Burger in South Royalton, VT. That brings the outbreak total to six confirmed and three probable cases. According to a Wednesday,
Continue Reading Update: Six Vermont E. Coli Cases Being Linked to Undercooked Ground Beef

The Northwest Washington Fair is embarking on some targeted community health education after an E. coli outbreak earlier this year was linked to a building at the fairgrounds in Lynden, WA. A related presentation featuring remarks from the local health department, along with police, fire and fair officials, is scheduled
Continue Reading After E. Coli Outbreak, WA Fairgrounds Focusing on ‘Healthy Hand Hygiene’