Browsing All posts tagged under »e coli«

Father of Washington E. coli victim continues push for food safety

June 23, 2014 by


by Doug Powell Sometimes, when he was a teacher, Darin Detwiler would look at his students and realize they were the same age as his son Riley, if Riley were still alive. Riley was just 17 months old when he lost his life 21 years ago. He was one of four youngsters in the Northwest […]

Jimmy Johns Opening in MA amid past Food Safety woes

June 22, 2014 by


Jimmy John’s, an Illinois-based sandwich chain founded in 1983, is opening its first Massachusetts shop at the Flats on D South Boston apartment complex, reports Universal Hub. Reactions are mixed, with some UHub commenters describing it as just a step above Subway while others praise its insanely fast delivery. One notes that another location is […]

17 E.coli cases from Evergreen Fresh Sprouts

June 13, 2014 by


As of June 9, 2014, a total of 17 persons infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O121 (STEC O121) have been reported from five states. The number of ill persons identified in each state is as follows: Idaho (3), Michigan (1), Montana (2), Utah (1), and Washington (10). The number of […]

E. Coli Contaminates Portland, Oregon Tap Water

May 23, 2014 by


All of Portland, Oregon was told today to boil its tap water after the city found E. coli in water samples. An alert sent to people who live in the city and nearby warned that they “should boil all tap water used for drinking, food preparation, tooth brushing and ice for at least one minute. […]

12 possibly sick with E. coli at OK State Fairgrounds; all worked with livestock

April 4, 2014 by


by Doug Powell The State Health Department said that they are working on 12 cases of possible E. coli cases. They said 8 of them were at the Youth Expo, but some of the other 4 may not have been there. They are now backtracking and trying to figure out what these cases all had […]

Several hospitalized: E. coli linked to Oklahoma State Fairgrounds

April 3, 2014 by


by Doug Powell The Oklahoma Health Department is investigating several cases of E. coli sickness with one thing in common, the State Fairgrounds. Several people who attended the Oklahoma Youth Expo between March 12-21 have been hospitalized with the illness. Officials at the health department say contamination could come from anything from food vendors to […]

E. coli in Michigan Cider in 2012 leads to conviction

February 22, 2014 by


by Doug Powell After nearly two years of investigation and legal action, James Ruster, owner of Mitchell Hill Farm in Ellsworth, was sentenced Feb. 18 for one felony violation of Michigan’s Food Law, the first felony conviction under this law. Ruster pled guilty to willful misbranding and adulteration of food products and was sentenced to […]


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