CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are collecting different types of data to investigate a multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 infections linked to cake mix.

As of July 27, 2021, 16 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O121 have been

To protect Canadians from possible health risks, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is implementing temporary import conditions for romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley (Santa CruzSanta ClaraSan Benito, and Monterey) in California for the 2021 growing season.

Between September 30 and December 31, 2021, importers of romaine

August 19, 2021

Ms. Sandra Eskin
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Re: Requesting a Status

The Chicago Tribune reported today that the Illinois Department of Public Health is looking into whether a recent E. coli outbreak is linked to a Portillo’s in Glendale Heights, authorities said Friday.

Four cases of a toxin producing the bacteria and one case of a resultant blood syndrome stemmed from customers eating at the Portillo’s

Is there another outbreak brewing?

It was about three weeks from now, sixteen years ago, that I was teaching my daughters to surf on the Oregon coast when I got a tip that an E. coli outbreak was brewing.  It eventually blew up to the 2006 Dole baby spinach E. coli outbreak that sickened 205