e.Coli News

California Company Recalls Prepackaged Salads and Sandwiches

More than 90 tons of prepackaged salads and sandwiches by a California catering company are being recalled because a bacterial strain of E. coli has been linked to its products. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says Sunday that …

Nestle to Boost Study of Harmful Food Infections

Nestle SA, the world’s biggest food and drink company, is boosting research to tackle the threat of ever-stronger strains of bacteria and germs in food manufacturing. The Vevey, Switzerland-based company said Thursday it will initially focus on several types of …

Antibiotic-Resistant Ground Turkey Found in 21 States

Dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been found in ground turkey on U.S. grocery shelves across a variety of brands and stores located in 21 states, according to a report by a consumer watchdog organization. Of the 257 samples of ground turkey …

Study: Chicken, Ground Beef Are Riskiest Meats

An analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness shows that ground beef and chicken have caused more hospitalizations than other meats. The report by the Center for Science in Public Interest says chicken nuggets, ham and sausage pose …

Foodborne Illness Cases Present Complex Coverage Questions

One of the most heavily litigated insurance issues in coverage liability cases related to outbreaks of widespread foodborne illnesses is the determination of occurrence where multiple people in multiple states are affected by a contaminant that seems to stem from …

Beef Industry Using Risky Procedures

The U.S. beef industry has been using practices that could put people’s health at risk, including a mechanical meat tenderizing process that may increase the risk of E. coli exposure, according to a newspaper report. The Kansas City Star said …

New Tests Could Hamper Food Outbreak Detection

It’s about to get faster and easier to diagnose food poisoning, but that progress for individual patients comes with a downside: It could hurt the nation’s ability to spot and solve dangerous outbreaks. Next-generation tests that promise to shave a …

E. Coli Cases Linked to Pumpkin Patch in Washington

Health officials in southwest Washington are investigating one confirmed case and another probable case of E. coli-related illness in children who visited a pumpkin patch and petting zoo. Cowlitz County health officials say two children became ill after visiting the …

Company Recalls Ground Beef Over E.coli Concern

A Nebraska meatpacker recalled more than 40,000 pounds of ground beef products distributed in 16 states after a test confirmed the presence of E. coli, the Agriculture Department said Friday. The products were shipped to institutions and distributors in Alabama, …

Ready Pac Recalls 5K Cases of Bagged Salads

Ready Pac Foods has recalled more than 5,000 cases of bagged salad because of a possible E. coli contamination. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday that the bagged romaine lettuce and salad mixes were distributed to 15 Western states. …