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Ground Beef E. coli O103 Outbreak Sickens 209 Before Ending

An E. coli O103 outbreak linked to ground beef sickened 209 people in 10 states before ending yesterday. Twenty-nine people were hospitalized, two of whom developed a life-threatening form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Genetic…

Yes, E. coli in Flour is a Thing and Other Reasons Not to Eat Dough

A spate of recent flour recalls is highlighting a food safety issue that isn't well-known: E. coli in flour.  Most people have heard how Salmonella in eggs can make eating cookie dough or cake batter a recipe for illness, but many have not…
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More Flour Made from ADM Wheat Linked to E. coli Outbreak Recalled

An ongoing E. coli  outbreak has been linked to ADM Milling wheat in Baker's Corner flour sold at ALDI stores. Now, another flour made with the contaminated wheat is being recalled. King Arthur issued a recall for specific lots of 5-pound…
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E. coli Recall Expands to Include All 5-LB Bags of ALDI Baker's Corner Flour

A recall for ALDI Baker's Corner flour has been expanded to include all 5-pound bags for potential E. coli contamination. The recall is in conjunction with an E. coli  O26 outbreak that has sickened 17 people in eight states. The initial…
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E. coli in ALDI Baker's Corner Flour Sickens 17 in 8 States

An E. coli outbreak linked to ALDI brand Baker's Corner flour has sickened 17 people in eight states. Three people have been hospitalized. When people are sickened by E. coli, state health officials perform genetic tests on cultures from…
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Norovirus, Vibrio, E. coli, Campylobacter, Shigella Raw Oyster Outbreak

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Sixteen people who ate oysters contaminated with norovirus and four kinds of bacteria are part of a five-state outbreak. Two more people, who did eat the oysters but had contact with people who did, also got food poisoning. But they are not…
CDC Map of Ground beef E. coli outbreak 5:13:19

E. coli in Ground Beef Sickens 196 in 10 States, 2 with HUS

A ground beef E. coli outbreak has sickened 196 people in 10 states, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Two people have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a form of kidney failure that affects some E.…
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Are Schools and Hospitals Part of E. coli O103 Outbreak?

Are Kentucky schools and hospitals part of the E. coli O103 outbreak that has sickened 177 people in 10 states? So far, two firms K2D Foods and Grant Park Packing have issued recalls for ground beef. But the meat produced by each firm ended…
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Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Adds 21 Cases in Two Days, 177 Now Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak added 21 cases in two days this week, 177 people from 10 states have been sickened, 21 of them hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That update comes on the heels of…
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Grant Park Packing Recalls Ground Beef for E. coli O103 During Outbreak

Grant Park Packing of Franklin Park, Ill.  issued an April 24 recall for 53,200 pounds of raw ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recalled raw ground beef was packed in 40-lb. bulk cardboard boxes marked…
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First Ground Beef E. coli Lawsuit Filed by Pritzker Hageman

The first lawsuit stemming from the 10-state E. coli outbreak linked to ground beef has been filed by Pritzker Hageman, a national food safety law firm. The suit, case number 6:19-cv-00106-REW, was filed today in U.S. District Court for the…
CDC Map of Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak 4/23/19

Ground Beef E. coli Outbreak Expands to 10 States, 156 Sick

The ground beef E. coli outbreak has expanded to 10 states, 156 people are sick and 20 have been hospitalized. That's an increase of 47 illnesses, four states and three hospitalizations since the last update from the Centers for Disease Control…