The Orange Bulletin reports that once again, consumers are suffering from an outbreak of foodborne illness. As of Dec. 8, 63 individuals from six -states have developed E. coli 0157:H7 infections from a presumed exposure at the fast food chain, Taco Bell.
There are a number of suspected cases being evaluated in numerous other states, as well. According to William Gerrish, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Health, several Connecticut residents, having fallen ill after eating at Taco Bell, are being investigated.
The investigation of the E. coli outbreak is being handled by the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, and the Food and Drug Administration, in cooperation with Taco Bell. Based on the probe, Taco Bell seems to be the link in this outbreak.