Washington State Department of Health

Another child has been added to the list of patients in an E. Coli outbreak linked to local, organic yogurt. Some production at the implicated dairy, Pure Eire, remains shut down.

The Washington Department of Health reported to Food Safety News that the state has confirmed 16 people are sick.
Continue Reading Another patient confirmed in E. coli outbreak linked to local, organic yogurt

Washington State public health officials today announced a likely link between PCC Community Market brand organic yogurt and an E. Coli outbreak that is hitting children hard. The yogurt is produced by Pure Eire Dairy.

“The outbreak now includes 11 confirmed cases, including six children under the age of 10,
Continue Reading Public health officials urge consumers to check for yogurt linked to outbreak

You could say lab rats know what to expect because they know the history.

“Laboratory Review of Foodborne Disease Investigations in Washington State 2007-2017” is all about using the past to prepare for the future.

In Washington State, the Public Health Laboratories located in Shoreline, WA, expect to see about
Continue Reading 11 years of work becomes baseline for Washington Public Health Laboratories

State and federal officials are beginning to identify retailers that received recalled Jennie-O brand ground turkey that is implicated in a 35-state outbreak of Salmonella Reading.

Washington state’s Department of Health reports four chains with stores statewide received the recalled ground turkey products — Walmart, Safeway, Fred Meyer and
Continue Reading Walmart, Safeway among retailers that received recalled turkey

Most of Vashon Island is now closed to recreational shellfish harvesting because of unsafe levels of paralytic shellfish poison, which acts quickly and can cause paralysis of the respiratory system and death.

The Seattle-King County Public Health Department posted an alert Friday evening citing information from the Washington State Department
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Nov. 13 update: The latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) puts this outbreak at 50 total illnesses: 31 people in Washington state and 19 in Oregon. That is an increase of one more case of E. coli infection reported from Washington. The Oregon Health
Continue Reading CDC Update: 50 Illnesses Now Reported in E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Chipotle