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Nov 01, 2007

Nov 01, 2007

Frozen pizza suspected in 10-state E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – General Mills recalled about 414,000 cases of frozen pizza today after health officials said it could be linked to an Escherichia coli outbreak that has sickened 21 people in 10 states.

Oct 23, 2007

Oct 23, 2007

USDA announces plans to reduce E coli contamination in ground beef

(CIDRAP News) – Officials from the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today unveiled a host of actions that the agency hopes will blunt a recent spike in Escherichia coli outbreaks involving ground beef.

Oct 15, 2007

Oct 15, 2007

E coli cases prompt beef recall by Illinois firm

(CIDRAP News) – An Illinois company has recalled about 173,500 pounds of frozen ground beef products because of a possible connection with Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections, as the number of cases in other recent foodborne illness outbreaks continued to mount.

Oct 09, 2007

Oct 09, 2007

Spike in E coli -related beef recalls alarms officials

(CIDRAP News) – A Wisconsin meat producer recently recalled about 845,000 pounds of frozen ground beef because of possible contamination with Escherichia coli O157:H7, only a day after the Topps Meat Co., a leading producer of frozen hamburgers, announced it was going out of business because it couldn't bear the cost of a recent massive recall.

Oct 01, 2007

Oct 01, 2007

Ground beef recall expands as more E coli illnesses probed

(CIDRAP News) – A New Jersey meat company recently expanded a recall of its ground beef to include 21.7 million pounds of frozen products that have been linked to as many as 25 Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections in eight states.

Jun 11, 2007

Jun 11, 2007

Six-state E coli outbreak blamed on ground beef

(CIDRAP News) – A recent ground beef recall has been expanded to 5.7 million pounds following the identification of 14 Escherichia coli O157:H7 cases in six states, according the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Apr 23, 2007

Apr 23, 2007

E coli infections prompt beef recalls

(CIDRAP News) – Two beef producers recently announced recalls of steak and hamburger products because of possible contamination with Escherichia coli O157:H7, following a small number of infections in California and Pennsylvania.

Apr 12, 2007

Apr 12, 2007

CDC says some foodborne illnesses rose in 2006

(CIDRAP News) – Preliminary data from 2006 show that foodborne illnesses caused by Escherichia coli and Vibrio rose, while cases caused by other pathogens leveled off or slowly declined, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today.

Mar 02, 2007

Mar 02, 2007

Got E coli ? Outbreak showed danger of raw milk

(CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials are using an analysis of an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak that involved 18 cases in December 2005 to remind people of the dangers of drinking unpasteurized milk.

Jan 12, 2007

Jan 12, 2007

FDA finds Taco John's E coli strain on California farms

(CIDRAP News) – Investigators have tentatively linked the recent Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with Taco John's restaurants in Iowa and Minnesota to dairy farms near lettuce fields in California, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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