E. COLI AND LEAFY GREENS – A BRIEF HISTORY

E. coli outbreaks associated with lettuce, specifically the “pre-washed” and “ready-to-eat” varieties, are by no means a new phenomenon. In fact, the frequency with which this country’s fresh produce consuming public has been hit by outbreaks of pathogenic bacteria is astonishing. Here are just a sample

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Uganda infections.

A total of 81 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Uganda were reported from nine states.

Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 14, 2019, to July

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is investigating two more cases of E. coli that were reported Friday.

That brings the total number of people sickened in the outbreak announced last week to 16.

The city health department, however, is not yet prepared to identify which restaurants are involved in the outbreak.

Thus far no

A significant increase in acute frequent diarrhea is being reported in Amador County. Heathcare providers have reported Shigellosis in several individuals. Amador County Environmental Health and Public Health are completing an investigation and have enforced food safety practices at a lone establishment associated with reports of this illness.

Shigellosis is a disease caused by a

House of Spices (India) is recalling different lots of “MDH SAMBAR MASALA”, 3.5oz (100g) UPC code 6291103750327. This product is produced by R-PURE AGRO SPECIALITIES and distributed by HOUSE OF SPICES (INDIA). This product was tested by FDA through a certified laboratory to be positive for Salmonella.

The recalled MDH SAMBAR MASALA was distributed

14 sick, ages 7 to 90, likely with E. coli O157:H7

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health is investigating 14 confirmed cases of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) reported since Aug. 30.

The case patients’ ages range from 7 years old to 90 years, the department said, and all presented signs of acute gastroenteritis with