Minnesota Department of Health and Agriculture officials investigated seven cases of E. coli O157:H7 infections associated with eating ground beef purchased from Lund’s or Byerly’s stores. All of the cases had purchased the ground beef from one of four Lund’s or Byerly’s stores in Minneapolis in April. The cases include two children and five adults. Three of the cases were hospitalized.

We have been contacted by the families of those hospitalized. Interestingly, Lund’s and Byerly’s contacted victims of this outbreak directly (wonder how they secured the addresses). The letter is below. Interesting that there is no apology.