• To date, 25 STEC probable and confirmed cases have been reported to VDH
  • 21 cases were reported in Virginia residents from the Central, Northern and Northwest regions of the state
  • Four cases were reported in residents of other states
  • Most cases (76 percent) have occurred in children younger than 18 years of age

The Virginia

Food manufacturers are recalling at least 60 types of pre-packed sandwiches, wraps and salads sold in major supermarkets because of possible contamination with E. coli. 

E. coli bacteria have not been detected in the products, but they are being recalled as a precaution. It is understood these are items containing salad leaves.

Retailers involved include

The Food and Drug Administration’s Inspection and Recall Process Should Be Improved To Ensure the Safety of the Infant Formula Supply

What OIG Found

FDA had inadequate policies and procedures or lacked policies and procedures to identify risks to infant formula and respond effectively through its complaint, inspection, and recall processes. For example, FDA had

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is investigating 20 confirmed cases of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) from people who visited Lake Anna in Virginia over the Memorial Day weekend.  The VDH is still investigating all potential sources of the outbreak.

The health authority stated that five people developed hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS), which can lead to

The FDA and CDC, in collaboration with state and local partners, are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Africana infections potentially linked to cucumbers. 

Based on epidemiological information collected by CDC for the Salmonella Africana investigation, as of June 12, 196 people infected with the outbreak strain of SalmonellaAfricana have been reported from 28

Sources, Characteristics and Identification

E. coli is an archetypal commensal bacterial species that lives in mammalian intestines. E. coli O157:H7 is one of thousands of serotypes Escherichia coli.[1] The combination of letters and numbers in the name of the E. coli O157:H7 refers to the specific antigens (proteins which provoke an antibody response) found on the body and tail or