Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

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Pennsylvania: Food Safety News reports that State officials are reporting a hepatitis A outbreak among patrons of an unnamed Italian restaurant in Pennsylvania. One death is being investigated as part of the outbreak.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Montgomery County Office of Public Health are investigating the

Seven sick with E. coli in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason, and Skagit counties – two hospitalized and one with acute kidney failure – hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed today that the state is part of an E. coli outbreak affecting six states. The seven

As of December 29, 2021, 13 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from six states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 27, 2021, to December 9, 2021.

Sick people range in age from 4 to 79 years, with a median age of 54, and 92% are female.

The local E. coli cases were found in King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Pierce, Thurston, Mason and Skagit counties. One individual from each county became ill in late November and early December. Two were hospitalized and one person developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH)

CDC investigated this outbreak in 2019 and 2020 but was unable to gather enough data to identify the source in the past. CDC reopened the investigation in November 2021 when four new illnesses were reported since the end of August 2021.

Epidemiologic and recent laboratory data show that packaged salads produced by Dole are contaminated

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., is voluntarily recalling from the market all Dole-branded and private label packaged salads processed at its Bessemer City, NC and its Yuma, AZ production facilities due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. and is also temporarily suspending operations at both facilities to conduct an extensive cleaning and sanitation protocol.  Products subject