Latest North American E. coli outbreak Stories

Taco Bell Linked To 2011 Salmonella Outbreak
2012-02-02 13:23:57

The Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell has now been connected to an outbreak of salmonella that occurred in October and November of last year and affected some 68 people across 10 states, according to a report published by the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the CDC had for legal reasons initially refused to positively identify the food chain under investigation–calling it instead simply “Restaurant A” in its initial reports–Food Safety...

2011-10-01 19:00:00

National E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker said we need to delve further into the long-term consequences of E. coli and its complications, including hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). "We're letting food safety violators off of the hook by not factoring in the true, long-term costs of these outbreaks." Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 01, 2011 National E. coli lawyer Fred Pritzker said today that more study is needed to examine the long-term effects of food poisoning, particularly toxic types of E....

2011-08-25 12:13:45

Reducing the risks of catching E. coli O157 in the countryside is everyone's problem. That means we should all take responsibility - individual residents and visitors, as well as farmers and government - according to researchers working on the Research Councils UK Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU). E. coli O157 is the most common of the harmful strains of the bacteria and this interdisciplinary research has investigated not just its characteristics, but also how people understand...

2011-08-10 09:47:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Conservation and Natural Resources have announced that the lake at Cowans Gap State Park, Fulton County, has been closed for recreational use until further notice. The park remains open for camping and other activities. The decision to close the lake, effective 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 9, came after six confirmed and three probable illnesses of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) recently...

2011-06-10 12:30:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that 39 people have been sickened from a salmonella outbreak spread through handling baby chicks or ducklings. The CDC said the cases occurred from late February to late May and are spread through 15 states.  Ohio had the most cases, with eight. Ohio officials said the two businesses have been working with state and federal investigators looking into the outbreak. No deaths have been reported but at least nine were...

2011-06-10 05:19:40

Dutch authorities recalled red beet sprouts from three countries Thursday after samples were found to be contaminated with a strain of E. coli bacteria. Meanwhile, German health officials reported that three more people died of the ailment Thursday, raising the death toll to 29. The Dutch Food Safety Authority said laboratories were still trying to identify the Dutch stain of E. coli, but said there have been no immediate reports of serious illness from it. The agency said it was definitely...

2011-06-03 17:32:00

Agency is flagging imports of products of concern from two countries SILVER SPRING, Md., June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. FDA has been in routine contact with the European Union and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor the current outbreak of E. coli O104 and to track any illnesses in the U.S. that may be related to the outbreak. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) At this time, the Robert Koch Institute, the disease...

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