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Whole Genome Sequencing and Epidemiology tightens E. coli Outbreak linked to Simple Truth Organic brand and the Nature's Basket brand

11 days ago   |   By Marler Blog

Since the last update on December 30, 2021, CDC updated the case definition and removed three illnesses from this outbreak investigation. These three people were infected with E. coli bacteria that were not as closely related genetically to the rest in this outbreak. None of the three sick people reported eating Organic Power Greens.
As of January 6, 2022, a total of 10 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from four states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from November 27, 2021, to December 9, 2021.
Alaska - 2
Ohio - 1
Oregon - 1
Washington...
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CDC declares outbreak traced to organic baby spinach ends with patients confirmed in 10 states

CDC declares outbreak traced to organic baby spinach ends with patients confirmed in 10 states

11 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

Federal officials have announced that an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections traced to organic spinach is over.
The implicated Josie's Organics prepackaged baby spinach had a best-by date of Oct. 23, 2021.
As of Jan. 6, a total of 15 people had been confirmed sick from the outbreak strain of E. coli, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The sick people were spread across 10 states.
No deaths were reported, but four patients required hospitalization, and three developed a life-threatening kidney failure complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome. No deaths were...
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Outbreak traced to organic salads continues, but CDC removes 3 people from patient list

11 days ago   |   By Food Safety News

The CDC has updated information on an outbreak of E. Coli O157:H7 infections traced to certain packaged salads, removing three people from the patient list.
Organic Power Greens sold under the Simple Truth Organic brand and the Nature's Basket brand are implicated in the outbreak and were sold at a variety of grocery stores, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As of Jan. 6, the CDC is reporting there are a total of 10 outbreak patients in four states. The most recent update before that reported 13 sick people, but genetic testing showed the E. Coli bacteria...
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