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Apr 26, 2019

Apr 26, 2019
microbiological testing

Annual snapshot of foodborne illnesses shows Cyclospora spike

One of the notable developments for 2018 was a spike in Cyclospora cases, likely the result of multiple factors, the CDC said.

Apr 24, 2019

Apr 24, 2019
Ground beef meat grinder

E coli outbreak hits 10 states; ground beef recalled

The outbreak has reached 156 cases, as 113,000 pounds of ground beef are recalled.

Apr 12, 2019

Apr 12, 2019
Sloppy joe

CDC ties ground beef to E coli outbreak, but source still unknown

Case counts climb to 109, making it the 3rd-largest E coli outbeak in 20 years.

Apr 05, 2019

Apr 05, 2019
E coli bacteria up close

Source still unknown in 72-case, 5-state E coli outbreak

Patients range in age from 1 to 74 years, but at least half are children.

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Nov 27, 2018

Nov 27, 2018
Farmers market romaine lettuce

FDA narrows romaine E coli source to Central Coast growing area

The CDC notes 11 more illnesses, raising the outbreak total to 43 cases in 12 states.

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018
Romaine lettuce closeup

E coli probe prompts CDC warning to avoid all romaine

So far 32 illnesses have been confirmed in 11 states, as well as 18 cases in Canada.

Nov 02, 2018

Nov 02, 2018
romaine farm

FDA issues final report on E coli in Arizona-grown romaine

Investigators were't able to determine exactly how the water contaminated the lettuce, which may have occurred by irrigation or the dilution of chemical to protect crops.

Aug 31, 2018

Aug 31, 2018
Burgers on grill

E coli cases prompt ground chuck recall from Publix stores

Of 18 cases, 15 are in Florida; the meat producer has not been named.

Aug 28, 2018

Aug 28, 2018
Raw turkey breast

Analysis ties resistant E coli from poultry meat to human UTIs

The resistant E coli sublineage ST131-H22 has become established in poultry.

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