e.Coli News

Study: Foodborne Illness Outbreak Could Cost a Restaurant Millions

A single foodborne outbreak could cost a restaurant millions of dollars in lost revenue, fines, lawsuits, legal fees, insurance premium increases, inspection costs and staff retraining, a new study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health …

CDC Issues Warning Over Romaine Lettuce E. coli Fears

U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several …

Chipotle Says No Link to ‘Supergirl’ Actor’s Illness

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said there’s no connection between the company and an illness suffered by “Supergirl” actor Jeremy Jordan, who blamed the burrito chain for making him severely sick. “There is not a link and there are no other …

Officials Concerned About Debris in Water Near Florida Sinkhole

Even though a Florida sinkhole hasn’t grown in several days, officials said that the debris-strewn site is still considered dangerous and that residents of five homes remained evacuated Tuesday due to the dangers. “The sinkhole is not growing anymore … …

Boston College Reports 80 Students Sickened After Eating at Chipotle

Boston College said Tuesday the number of students complaining of gastrointestinal symptoms after eating at a Chipotle this weekend has climbed to 80, up from the 30 it reported the previous day. The illnesses come as Chipotle’s sales are already …

Chipotle Restaurants Closed by E. Coli Outbreak Reopen

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is preparing to reopen 43 restaurants in the Pacific Northwest that have been closed for more than a week after an E. coli outbreak sickened dozens of customers. No cause of the outbreak has been found …

Chipotle Faces Another Lawsuit in E. Coli Outbreak

A second Washington woman and an Oregon man who contracted E. coli after eating at a Chipotle franchise are suing the Mexican restaurant chain. Jessica Ellis of Mount Vernon, Washington and Chris Collins of Lake Oswego, Oregon, filed federal lawsuits …

Commentary: Food Poisoning – Costly, Deadly and Way Too Common

It’s a mistake to make a federal case out of a single outbreak of food poisoning. It’s worth pointing out, however, the utter failure of Congress to do more to prevent foodborne illness, which costs Americans some $15 billion in …

Massachusetts Couple Sues Whole Foods, Ranch for Son’s Death

A Massachusetts husband and wife who blame their 8-year-old son’s death on the ground beef they bought at a Whole Foods Market have sued the supermarket chain and the ranch they say produced and processed the meat. Melissa and Andrew …

Michigan Woman Sues Beef Packing Firm Over E. Coli

A college student sickened at a Detroit-area restaurant has sued a packing company that recalled 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli. Rachel Tamminga’s lawsuit against Wolverine Packing Co. was filed Tuesday in …