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HelloFresh E. coli

Six Hospitalized from E. coli-Tainted Beef in HelloFresh Meal Kits

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Six people who developed E. coli infections from contaminated beef in HelloFresh meal kits were so sick they were hospitalized. So far, seven illnesses in six states have been confirmed to be part of the HelloFresh beef E. coli outbreak. Symptoms…
HelloFresh Ground Beef E. coli

E. coli illnesses Tied to HelloFresh Ground Beef

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Ground beef included in HelloFresh meal kits delivered July 2 to  July 21, 2022 is the probable source of an E. coli outbreak, according to a public health alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA…
E. coli Outbreaks with Unknown source

Why So Many E. coli Outbreaks with Unknown Sources?

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Although hybrid iceberg/romaine lettuce is the suspected source of the E. coli outbreak linked to Wendy's hamburgers and sandwiches, at this time, the CDC and FDA consider the food source of the outbreak unknown. The outbreak has sickened 97…
Wendy's E. coli Outbreak six states

Half of the Wendy's E. coli Outbreak Patients are 22 and Younger

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Half of 97 people sickened in the Wendy's E. coli outbreak are 22 and younger and some have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections. HUS most often affects young children. The people…
E. coli outbreaks

What Do 12 Recent E. coli Outbreaks Tell Us About #13?

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State and federal health officials are trying to discover the source of an E. coli outbreak that is causing severe illness among patients in Michigan and Ohio.  What can the 12 most recent E. coli outbreaks tell us about this one? E. coli…
Sandwich Wrap Listeria Recall

Sandwich Wrap Listeria Recall Includes Atlantis, Stewarts, Circle K

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Sandwich wraps recalled for Listeria were sold at grocery and convenience stores including Atlantis, Stewarts, and Circle K. The recalled wraps were sold under a variety of brand names in eight states - Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine,  New…
Listeria outbreaks by food source 2011- 2022

Pregnant Women Account for One Fifth of Big Olaf Listeria Patients

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The deadly Big Olaf ice cream Listeria outbreak is spotlighting the tremendous risk Listeria poses to pregnant women. One-fifth of the people who developed Listeria infections after eating contaminated Big Olaf ice cream were pregnant when they…
Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak CDC map August

Big Olaf Listeria Outbreak Now Includes 25 Illnesses, 1 Death

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Genetic tests show that the Listeria strain found in Big Olaf ice cream and at the company's manufacturing plant in Sarasota, Fl matches the strain cultured from 25 outbreak patients, according to the latest update from the Centers for Disease…
cyclospora lawyer microscope image

FDA Tracking 2 Cyclospora Outbreaks with Undisclosed Sources

The FDA is investigating two Cyclospora outbreaks with undisclosed sources. Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was investigating a Cyclospora outbreak that had sickened 51 people. Today, the agency said that…
HelloFresh E. coli

Six Hospitalized from E. coli-Tainted Beef in HelloFresh Meal Kits

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Six people who developed E. coli infections from contaminated beef in HelloFresh meal kits were so sick they were hospitalized. So far, seven illnesses in six states have been confirmed to be part of the HelloFresh beef E. coli outbreak. Symptoms…
HelloFresh Ground Beef E. coli

E. coli illnesses Tied to HelloFresh Ground Beef

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Ground beef included in HelloFresh meal kits delivered July 2 to  July 21, 2022 is the probable source of an E. coli outbreak, according to a public health alert from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA…
E. coli Outbreaks with Unknown source

Why So Many E. coli Outbreaks with Unknown Sources?

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Although hybrid iceberg/romaine lettuce is the suspected source of the E. coli outbreak linked to Wendy's hamburgers and sandwiches, at this time, the CDC and FDA consider the food source of the outbreak unknown. The outbreak has sickened 97…
Wendy's E. coli Outbreak six states

Half of the Wendy's E. coli Outbreak Patients are 22 and Younger

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Half of 97 people sickened in the Wendy's E. coli outbreak are 22 and younger and some have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) a form of kidney failure associated with E. coli infections. HUS most often affects young children. The people…