Dale Yurong of KFSN Action News first told this story Monday night. Now it appears that there is a common link between three groups of illnesses. See full story – excerpt below:
Leann Beck was one of six people admitted to the hospital to be treated for E. coli. She says she got sick days after a Clovis West graduation party where she had tri-tip. (Tri-tips are often mechanically tenderized which may push contamination on the surface of the meat into the interior, thereby making in far more difficult to kill).
The Fresno County Health Department says 20 cases have been reported. Dr. Ed Moreno, Fresno County Public Health Director, says, “There are actually several cases that are under investigation by public health staff. In particular, we have three private events that have come to our attention.” Each occurred May 19th. “Among these three events, there was one common supplier of food, ” says Dr. Moreno. He continues, “There was also a wedding and another graduation party and everybody narrowed it down to the meat. Everybody was picking up their meat at the same time, at the Meat Market.”
See video from Channel 47 too.