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Two children with pathogenic E. coli in Lexington, NC

December 28, 2013 by

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by Ben Chapman There aren’t many experiences worse than caring for an ill child. In my five years of fatherhood I’ve only dealt with my kids suffering through a handful norovirus infections and cut requiring 14 stitches. We’ve been lucky. I get emotional when I read about others dealing with illnesses that are much scarier. […]

‘Cannibal sandwiches’ sicken Wisconsin residents

December 6, 2013 by

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Cannibal sandwiches,” an appetizer featuring raw, lean ground beef served on cocktail bread, may be a Wisconsin tradition, but they are not safe, health officials said, noting that more than a dozen people became ill after consuming them last holiday season. Health officials confirmed four cases tied to E. coli bacteria and 13 likely cases […]

Missouri Meat Processor Recalls Beef, Pork products for E.coli

December 5, 2013 by

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Cloud’s Meats, Inc. is recalling beef and pork products possibly contaminated with E. coli. following positive test results for non-0157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STECs) in samples of items produced mid-November. The meat processor is recalling approximately 1450 pounds of meat, including ground beef and pork, sausage and steaks. The recalled products are marked with […]

E.coli Outbreak in Tennessee Linked to Raw Milk Dairy, DOH Confirmed

November 22, 2013 by

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Yesterday, the Tennessee Department of Health  confirmed  the strain of E.coli that caused nine children to become ill after drinking raw milk obtained from McBee Dairy Farm near Knoxville has been matched to animal waste collected at the dairy. Five of the nine children required hospitalization and three developed a severe kidney problem known as […]

CDC: 32 persons infected with E.coli in 4 states Linked to Ready-to-Eat Salads sold at Trader Joe’s

November 22, 2013 by

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The number of persons infected with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 is now at thirty-two, according to the CDC on November 19.   The state totals are as follows: California has twenty-seven cases, Washington state three cases, and  Arizona one case and Texas with one case.  Thirty-two percent of the  ill persons have been hospitalized. Two ill persons have […]

Editor’s Reply to Raw Milk Outcry

November 19, 2013 by

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Due to today’s outcry, US Food Safety wants to be clear. We support our local farms. When our local farmstands and farms have seasonal fruits and vegetables there is nothing better. One of our local creameries has their own herd of cows; the ice cream made with milk pasteurized on site is delicious. The ridiculous accusation that we […]

9 Children with E.coli Connected with Raw Milk in TN – Health Dept. Says

November 19, 2013 by

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In Tennessee, you can legally drink raw milk if you own the cow.  It’s  a practice called cow-sharing. A Knox County girl is still in the hospital after an E. coli outbreak connected with raw milk. The Knox  County Health Department says 9 children were affected. It’s been just over two weeks since authorities descended […]

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