Last night Food Safety News reported that the Arizona Department of Health was reporting a “secondary E. coli case,” linked to Pure Eire Dairy that has thus far sickened over a dozen – mainly children – some with acute kidney failure.

“We have a case of E. coli O157 in a 2-year-old girl that matches

Food Safety News report that more patients are being identified by investigators working on an E. coli O157 outbreak that has been limited to Washington State. However, today Arizona officials confirmed there is a child in that state with an infection from the same strain of the pathogen.

There are 11 confirmed patients in Washington

This week at least two lawsuits will be filed by parents of three children impacted by E. coli O157:H7-tainted PCC yogurt produced by Pure Eire Dairy.  Two of the children suffered hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a potentially life threatening complication.

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has identified a likely link to PCC Community

Escherichia coli O157:H7 Infections Associated With Consumption of Locally Grown Strawberries Contaminated by Deer

Background. An outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 was identified in Oregon through an increase in Shiga toxin–producing E. coli cases with an indistinguishable, novel pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) subtyping pattern.

Methods. We defined confirmed cases as persons from whom E. coli

I am speaking (virtually) at the Food and Drug Law Institute (FDLI) Conference this week: https://www.fdli.org/2021/03/2021-food-and-dietary-supplement-safety-and-regulation-conference-agenda/. My guess is that there will be a few FDA and FSIS people in attendance.

My roll is to bring some reality about why it is a bad idea to poison your customers and what the FDA and

Canada has been hit by a number of romaine lettuce recalls. We set out to the U.S., where the majority of our leafy greens come from, to dig up why E. coli outbreaks continue to plague our food supply. We meet one B.C. family whose lives have been forever changed by a contaminated salad.