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National Steak and Poultry E. coli Outbreak in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, South Dakota and Washington Linked to Moe’s, Carino’s Italian Grill, and KRM Restaurants.

According to recent press reports, a statement from National Steak and Poultry and discussions with various state health officials, Colorado has confirmed that at least one person in that state was sickened there in November but wasn’t hospitalized. Iowa and Kansas each confirmed one illness. A Washington State resident, a woman in her 60s, was infected while visiting Nebraska. She was hospitalized, but since released and is at home now. There were two cases of illnesses at, as yet unnamed, restaurants in South Dakota. One in Minnehaha County, the other in Brookings County. The State Epidemiologist says two people in South Dakota ordered steaks from restaurants and got sick with E. coli. It happened in November and both have both recovered. We are now waiting only on Michigan and the CDC.

According to National Steak and Poultry and the FSIS, the products now being recalled include various sizes of the company’s "Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak," "Boneless Beef Tips," "Savory Sirloin Tips," "Bacon Wrapped Beef Fillet," "Beef Shoulder Marinated Tender Medallions," "75 percent Boneless Beef Trimmings," "Beef Trimmings,” "Beef Sirloin Philly Steak," "EGN Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak," "EGN Boneless Beef Sirloin Tri Tip Steak," "KRM Boneless Beef Sirloin Steak," "Carino’s Boneless Beef Outside Skirt Steak," "Carino’s Boneless Beef Outside Skirt Steak Pieces" and "Moe’s Beef Steak."

National Steak and Poultry has confirmed that the recall is limited to beef products sold primarily to the Moe’s, Carino’s Italian Grill, and KRM restaurants (KRM Restaurant Group operates Jeremiah Johnson’s and nine locations of the 54th Street Grill) in the six states.