FSIS officials warn of possible E. Coli in HelloFresh subscription boxes
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a public health alert due to concern that ground beef products in HelloFresh subscription meal kits may be associated with E. Coli O157:H7 illness.
Holland man claims E. coli illness after eating at Wendy’s, files lawsuit
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- A Holland man who claims he became ill from E. coli after eating at a Wendy’s restaurant in Grandville has filed a lawsuit, his attorney said. Court records show Shane Meyers filed the lawsuit Sept. 2 in Kent County Circuit Court against Meritage Hospitality Group, which operates the Wendy’s where he ate.mlive.com
Interactive water quality station aims to provide new glimpse into health of Grand River
The city of Grand Rapids and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have teamed up to install an interactive water quality station at the Sixth Street Bridge. Officials say they’re hopeful the water quality station, a three-year pilot with the city and USGS, will provide greater transparency and reassurance about the health of Michigan’s longest river. “Our environmental services department has been testing the water for 40 years, and really what we’ve seen is water quality is fine most of the year. The Sixth Street Bridge water quality station does not measure E. Coli levels. “You can see the quality of the Grand River is improving because of the intentional investments that we’ve made,” Staal said.mlive.com
Portage beach closed due to higher than normal E. coli levels
PORTAGE, MI – A beach is closed after higher than normal levels of E. coli were found. Ramona Park Beach on Long Lake is closed Tuesday, Aug. 23, after more than standard amounts of E. coli were found, the city of Portage said in a news release. People are advised to avoid total body contact with the surface area of Long Lake at Ramona Park, and the city closed Ramona Park Beach out of an abundance of caution, the release said. The beach is expected to reopen Wednesday, Aug. 24, pending the results of additional testing, the release said. Additional samples were taken Tuesday, and results will be known by 10 a.m., Wednesday, the release said.mlive.com
29 in Ohio and Michigan ill, 9 hospitalized due to E. Coli from unknown food source
Fourteen patients are reported to be ill in Ohio and 15 in Michigan. In any given outbreak of food born illness from a single source, the genetic material from the bacteria obtained from sick patients is highly similar. Interviewing those patients about what and where they have recently eaten can reveal the common food source of the illness. The unpleasant symptoms of E. Coli infection are the result of a toxin produced by the bacteria. If you think you may be ill with E. Coli, call your healthcare provider right away so you can get tested.mlive.com
Romaine lettuce hearts recalled due to potential E. coli risk
Dole Organic Romaine Hearts and Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts are being recalled due to a potential E. coli risk. The lettuce products were distributed in more than a dozen states including Michigan. The recall comes after romaine lettuce tested positive for E. coli in Michigan. There is no indication at this time that this positive result is related to any illnesses nor consumer complaints and it is not associated with the strains connected to the ongoing outbreaks currently under regulatory investigation,” reads a statement from the FDA. More details about the recall can be found on the FDA’s site -- go here.
Romaine lettuce heads sold at Walmart stores test positive for E. coli
Michigan residents are being urged not to consume a brand of romaine lettuce sold at Walmart stores after it tested positive for E. coli. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) warns Michigan consumers that single heads of romaine lettuce sold by the brand Tanimura & Antle have tested positive for a strain of E. coli. Anyone who purchased the product, sold at Walmart stores, is urged to throw it away or return it at the point of purchase for a full refund. The lettuce heads were sold in a zip-top clear plastic bag with a blue label and white lettering, officials said. Symptoms of an E. coli infection can include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting and sometimes a fever.
43,000 pounds of ground beef products recalled for possible E. coli contamination
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday a recall of nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli. The beef products were produced on June 1 and shipped to retail locations nationwide, officials said. vacuum packages containing Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82. pieces of Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef Patties and a use or freeze by date of June 27, 2020 and lot code P-53934-28. The USDA has not yet released a retail distribution list for the recalled beef products.
USDA recalls ground beef products for possible E. coli contamination
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Saturday a recall of nearly 43,000 pounds of ground beef products potentially contaminated with E. coli. The beef products were produced on June 1 and shipped to retail locations nationwide, officials said. The recall has been labeled a Class I by the USDA, which means consuming the ground beef products could result in serious, adverse health consequences or death. Individuals should be aware of E. coli symptoms that include dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps. vacuum packages containing Marketside Butcher Organic Grass-Fed Ground Beef and a use or freeze by date of 07/01/20 and lot code P-53298-82. The USDA has not yet released a retail distribution list for the recalled beef products.
E. coli in seven states linked to Costco chicken salad
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns an E. coli outbreak linked to Costco rotisserie chicken salad may be life threatening. Nineteen people in seven states across the country have become sick, with two developing kidney failure. No deaths are reported, but health officials say this outbreak is more dangerous than the illness that forced dozens of Chipotle restaurants to close. Dr. William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University, joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the risks.cbsnews.com
Chipotle's E. coli breaks out on the East coast
The growing E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurant has officials saying the bacterial has now infected restaurant goers in three more states: California, New York, and Ohio. That’s in addition to previously confirmed cases in Washington, Oregon and Minnesota. Carter Evans reports.cbsnews.com
Major supermarkets recall bottled water for potential E. coli contamination
U.S. water bottling company Niagara Bottling says E. coli has been found in one of its spring water sources, leading many major supermarket chains to recall their products. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Kristine Johnson discuss the recallcbsnews.com