The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is working with local health departments, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and consumer Protection (DATCP), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce(link is external). 

Three individuals, including one adult and two children, tested positive for the bacteria E. coli O157:H7 with all persons having reported eating at the Red Robin restaurant located at 799 W. 146th Ave in Westminster, Colo. Tri-County Health Department inspected the restaurant on July 9, 2019, after receiving information about the outbreak from the Colorado

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a letter on January 17, 2012 to Mark McAfee, CEO of Organic Pastures Dairy in Fresno, California, explaining the link between his company’s raw milk products and a cluster of E. coli O157:H7 infections in California children.  The letter further detailed problems found at the facility, including

groundbeefrecall.jpgTyson Fresh Meats Inc., an Emporia, Kan. establishment, is recalling approximately 131,300 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 5-pound chubs of Kroger-brand “GROUND BEEF 73% LEAN –

ecolioutbreak.bmpIt was a busy day in E. coli outbreak news.  Oregon now reports two additional cases of E. coli infection in Clatsop County possibly linked to contaminated strawberries, bringing the case count in the strawberry outbreak to 18.  The Oregon Department of Health issued a warning Monday after 16 people in northwest Oregon, including four