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E. coli

2 Mystery Ecoli Outbreaks – Leafy Greens Ecoli Outbreak Again?

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | October 30, 2020

The CDC and FDA have announced two mysterious outbreaks this week. At this time, no particular food item(s) have been identified and no recalls have been announced. Could this mean another Leafy Greens Ecoli Outbreak? Outbreaks Abound – What We… read more

Ground Beef Ecoli Recall – This Time 40,000 Pounds Worth

E. coli,Food Safety,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 14, 2020

Guess what? There is yet another Ground Beef Ecoli Recall in the news today. This time, Lakeside Refrigerated Services is the implicated company. USDA noted that the problem was discovered during routine FSIS testing. There have been no confirmed reports… read more

David B’s Custom Meats Ground Beef Linked to Non-O157 Ecoli Outbreak?

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | June 14, 2020

The Illinois Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert this week citing ground beef from a Macoupin County, Illinois establishment – David B’s Custom Meats of Carlinville IL – is potentially linked to a Non-O157 STEC Ecoli illness. It… read more

E. coli in Plants

E. coli,Outbreaks & Recalls | May 30, 2020

Coming under fire in the past few years have been E. coli outbreaks and where they originated. Officials have been trying to get to the bottom of these outbreaks, sometimes with little information at the end. How this keeps happening… read more

FDA Issues Jimmy Johns Warning Letter, FINALLY!

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 28, 2020

How many licks does it take to get to the chocolaty center of a Tootsie Roll Tootsie Pop?  Evidently fewer than the number of outbreaks linked to the fast food sandwich chain – Jimmy John’s.  The United States Food and… read more

Jimmy Johns Sprouts Outbreak, Ecoli O103 This Time

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | February 28, 2020

Jimmy John’s sprout lovers everywhere take heed – there is yet another outbreak linked to sprouts. This time, Ecoli O103 is our bacterial culprit. The CDC posted on its website that 14 people reportedly got sick between Jan. 6 through… read more

Iowa Ecoli Sprouts Outbreak – Hy Vee Food Stores, Fareway Food Stores and Jimmy John’s Among Retailers

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 27, 2019

News of an Iowa Ecoli Sprouts Outbreak is all the buzz right now. According to an announcement from the FDA, clover sprouts manufactured by Sprouts Unlimited of Marion, Iowa has been linked to several Ecoli 103 illnesses in the state… read more

Ecoli Infections Linked to Fresh Express Sunflower Crisp Chopped Salad Kits

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 13, 2019

The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and FDA announced that they are investigating a multistate Fresh Express Salad Ecoli outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections. This investigation includes illnesses in Canada recently reported by the Public Health… read more

Baking with Kids

E. coli,Food Safety,Our Blog,Salmonella | December 10, 2019

Knowledge is power and is something we had a lot less of when I was a kid and openly licked the beater and used a spoon in a bowl of cake batter. We consumed a lot more raw/uncooked foods than… read more

2019 Ecoli Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Has Everyone Fuming

E. coli,Our Blog,Outbreaks & Recalls | December 4, 2019

Romaine lettuce is the culprit yet again in a 2019 Ecoli romaine lettuce outbreak that gave people quite the holiday scare. E.coli infections are on the rise being linked to romaine and currently there are 138 reported cases involving 25… read more