April 6, 2018: Public Health Officials Investigate NJ E Coli Outbreak

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NJ Department of Health Investigates NJ E Coli Outbreak Cases

Here in New Jersey, public health officials are investigating an E. coli food poisoning outbreak that has left at least 8 people hospitalized. Five of those individuals have been discharged. The number of E. coli illnesses reported by NJ County is as follows: Hunterdon (4), Middlesex (1), Somerset (1), and Warren (1).

The NJ Department of Health (NJDH) announced on April 6, 2018, that it is currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli food poisoning illnesses that may be associated with a chain restaurant; however, the association may be broader than a single chain restaurant. The NJDH reported that it is in the process of gathering food history data from those who became ill as part of its investigation.

Multiple News Agencies Report Possible NJ E Coli Outbreak Panera Bread Link

Although the NJDH did not name a particular restaurant(s) that is the focus its E. coli outbreak investigation, numerous news sources have indicated that Panera Bread is the chain under review. NJ.COM reported that the Panera Bread restaurant in Phillipsburg NJ has been included in the investigation.

NJ Department of Health Will Work With the CDC and FDA to Confirm Outbreak Cases and Outbreak Source

DNA sequencing of the patients’ E. coli isolates will be compared to determine if the strains match. This will determine which illnesses are outbreak cases. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will confirm these findings.

New Jersey public health officials will also work to identify the common food source that sickened the outbreak victims. This is done in part by interviewing those sickened to obtain their food intake history prior to becoming ill, and working with the FDA to identify restaurant food suppliers.

The NJDH plans to update the public as information becomes available.

New Jersey Department of Health Advice to the Public

The NJDH provided the following advice regarding E. coli infection and E. coli symptoms:

“While those who are infected with E. Coli usually get better by themselves within about 5 to 7 days, some illnesses can be serious or even life-threatening. We encourage people to contact their health care provider if they have diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days or is accompanied by high fever, blood in the stool, or so much vomiting that they cannot keep liquids down and they pass very little urine.

In addition, about 5 to 10% of people who are diagnosed with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infection develop a potentially life-threatening complication known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS develops about 7 days after symptoms first appear, when diarrhea is improving. Clues that someone is developing HUS include decreased frequency of urination, feeling very tired, and losing pink color in cheeks and inside the lower eyelids. Any who develop these symptoms should seek out medical care.”

Diagnosis of E Coli Infection

If you suspect that you have contracted E. coli or are experiencing food poisoning symptoms, contact your doctor. He or she can order a stool culture to confirm E. coli infection. You can also report your symptoms or illness to your NJ County Health Department.

Contact The NJ Weinberg Law Firm For A Free E. Coli Lawsuit Evaluation

If you or a loved one are diagnosed with an E. coli infection, are awaiting medical confirmation of infection, or have a question regarding your legal rights, you can request a free legal case evaluation by calling our firm toll free at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7. You can also submit the easy-to-use Free Legal Case Evaluation found on this page.

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October 14, 2016: Risk of E. Coli Food Poisoning Leads to Beef and Veal Recall

Beef and Veal Recall

Approximately 2,349 pounds of beef and veal products are subject to recall due to possible contamination of E. coli.

The beef and veal recall, from National Meat and Provisions, a Reserve, La. establishment, is categorized by the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) as a Class I recall, meaning “this is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death”.

What are the symptoms of E. coli food poisoning?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.

The CDC reports that symptoms of E. coli food poisoning typically begin 3-4 days after eating a contaminated food; however, symptoms may occur anywhere from 1 to 10 days following pathogen exposure.
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Products Included in the Beef and Veal Recall:

The raw non-intact beef and veal items were produced and packaged on Sept. 14-15, 2016. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. M-22022” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to a distributor, as well as hotels, restaurants and institutions in Louisiana.

    • 51.40-lb. of VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND COMPANY BURGER BLEND,” packed on 9/14/2016 with a lot number of “00028584” and case codes of 53085/CB136 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 50.00-lb. of VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND COURSE STEAK TRIM,” packed on 9/14/2016 with a lot number of “00028582” and case codes of 53080/02300H in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.00-lb. of VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND FRESH,” packed on 9/14/2016 with a lot number of “00028583” and case codes of 53110/02300P in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 50.00-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND CHIMES FINE,” packed on 9/14/2016 with a lot number of “00028581” and case codes of 56660/02300C in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 51.46-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND COMPANY BURGER BLEND,” packed on 9/15/2016 with a lot number of “00028597” and case codes of 53085/CB136 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.00-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF FAT OF RIB CAP,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028595,” and case codes of 50010/1138 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.83-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND CHUCK DAT DOG,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028593,” and case codes of 56135/02150 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.23-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND CHUCK BRISKET BURGER,” packed on 9/15/2016 with a lot number of “00028596,” and case codes of 53060/208116120 in the upper left-hand corner of the label
    • 5.00-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF STEAK CUBED 5#,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028594,” and case codes of 50565/04902 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.00-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND CHUCK 10#,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028592,” and case codes of 53015/02100 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.11-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF STEAK CUBED,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028591,” and case codes of 50555/1100GJ in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 10.32-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “BEEF GROUND CHUCK BRISKET 8 oz.,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028585,” and case codes of 53050/05M8 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

    • 9.98-lb. VACUUM-PACKED “VEAL SIRLOIN CUBED POLY BAGED,” packed on 9/15/2016, with a lot number of “00028590,” and case codes of 56070/0776 in the upper left-hand corner of the label

September 28, 2016: Massachusetts Department Of Health Investigates Adams Farm E. Coli Outbreak Cases

Adams Farm E. Coli Outbreak Advisory – On September 28, 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDH) issued a Public Health Advisory alerting consumers of the beef recall and E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to certain Adams Farm Slaughterhouse meats. The MDH reported that the agency continues to investigate E. coli O157:H7 cases linked to beef from Adams Farm in Athol, Mass.

Adams Farm E. Coli Recall

On September 24, 2016, the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released a recall notice for beef products processed between July 15 and September 22, 2016, at Adams Farm Slaughterhouse. According to the press release:

“The products subject to recall bear establishment number EST. 5497 inside the USDA mark of inspection and have lot numbers:
120361, 121061, 121761, 121861, 122161, 122261, 122361, 122461, 122861, 123061, 123161, 123261, 123561, 123661, 123861, 124561, 125261, 125861, 125961, 124261, 120461, 120961, 121161, 121661, 124461, 125061, 126661.”

A full list of the recalled beef, veal, and bison can be found at USDA Beef Recall.

The meat products listed in this recall were shipped to wholesale distributors, restaurants, retail stores, and farmer’s markets in Massachusetts and neighboring states.

Recalled foods should not be sold, served to others, or consumed. The MDH cautioned that

people should always consume only fully-cooked ground meat, regardless of place of purchase, including organic, grass-fed, and locally-sourced beef. Cooking meat to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit will kill the bacteria.

Anyone with signs or symptoms of foodborne illness should consult their health care provider, their local board of health, or the DPH Epidemiology Program at 617-983-6800, which is available 24/7.”

Adams Farm E. Coli Outbreak

The MDH is investigating four cases of E. coli O157:H7 infection in Massachusetts residents who reported consuming beef processed by Adams Farm during the period in question.

On September 24, 2016, the CDC announced that a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections were linked to Adams Farm beef products. According to the agency, seven E. coli cases were identified in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with illness onset dates ranging from June 27, 2016 to September 4, 2016. Product trace back information was available for 5 of these case-patients indicating that all 5 patients consumed beef products supplied by Adams Farms Slaughterhouse.

Please see E. Coli and E. Coli Symptoms to learn more E. coli foodborne illness.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For Food Poisoning Legal Help

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September 27, 2016: Caviness Beef Packers Recall For Potential E. Coli Contamination

Caviness Beef Packers Recall News – On Septmeber 27, 2016, Caviness Beff Packers recalled about 2,100 pounds of beef products due to their potential to be contaminated with the foodborne pathogen, E. coli.

Caviness Beef Packers Recall Information

Caviness Beef Packers, a Hereford, Texas establishment has recalled approximately 2,100 pounds of boneless beef trim products that may be contaminated with E. coli O103. The recall was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). According to the Press Release, the problem was discovered when FSIS was notified of a USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) sample that tested positive for E. coli O103.

The recalled product information is as follows:

• The 2,100-lb. Combo Bin of “boneless beef trim 84L” products were produced on September 14, 2016 and further processed into ground beef products by another establishment. The recalling establishment has control of all but 320 pounds of ground beef products.
• 10 lb. chub – 73% Regular Ground Beef products with a “Use By” or “Freeze By” date of October 10, 2016 and bear UPC number 52846-48935.
• 2-3 lb. tray pack of – 73% Regular Ground Beef products with a “Sell By” date of September 28, 2016 and bear UPC number 2-01656-00000.
• 1.5 lb. tray pack of – 73% Regular Ground Beef products with a “Sell By” date of September 28, 2016 and bear UPC number 2-01654-00000.

The products subject to this recall were further processed by a firm other than Caviness Beef Packers, “EST. 675” and may not bear the establishment number “EST. 675”, on products available for direct consumer purchase. These products were shipped to retail locations in Texas.

About E. coli

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. While many strains of E. coli are harmless, some strains are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness. To learn more, please see E. coli Symptoms.

Contact the Weinberg Law Firm for a Free Food Poisoning Lawsuit Consultation

Please see Personal Injury Lawyer NJ to learn more about our law firm. The Weinberg Law Firm is currently assisting victims of E. coli food poisoning outbreaks nationwide. If you or a loved one was sickened after consuming an E. coli contaminated product and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please fill out the Free Legal Case Evaluation form found on this page. You can also call us toll free, 24/7 at 877-934-6274.

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September 24, 2016: Adams Farm Beef Recall Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

Adams Farm Beef Recall News– On September 24, 2016, Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC recalled multiple beef, veal, and bison products due to a potential E.coli contamination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the recalled Adams Farm beef products are the likely source of an outbreak that has sickened seven people with E. coli O157:H7.

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Adams Farm Beef Recall Information

Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, has recalled beef, veal, and bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli. The recalled beef products are from animals slaughtered on July 15 through 27, 2016 and August 3through 26, 2016, and further processed and packed on various dates between July 21, and September 22, 2016.

The beef products subject to the recall bear establishment number EST. 5497 inside the USDA mark of inspection and include several lot numbers and cuts of meat. The full list of recalled products and lot numbers can be found on the USDA website at Adams Farm Beef Recall.

Recalled Beef Linked To E. Coli Outbreak

On September 24, 2016, the CDC announced that a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections were linked to beef products produced by Adams Farm. Seven illnesses were identified in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, with illness onset dates ranging from June 27, 2016 to September 4, 2016. Trace back information was available for 5 case-patients and indicated that all 5 case-patients consumed beef products supplied by Adams Farms Slaughterhouse.

About E. coli

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a type of bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy humans and animals. While many strains of E. coli are harmless, some strains are capable of producing a powerful toxin, known as Shiga toxin, and can cause severe, life-threatening illness.

Symptoms Of E.coli Food Poisoning

According to the CDC symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection include severe abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. The diarrhea may become bloody and can lead to dehydration. There is usually little or no fever. The infection (and its symptoms) will vary from individual to individual, ranging from a mild to a life-threatening illness.

The CDC reports that symptoms of E. coli food poisoning typically begin 3-4 days after eating a contaminated food; however, symptoms may occur anywhere from 1 to 10 days following pathogen exposure.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm For E. Coli Lawsuit Help

If you have been sickened in an E. coli food poisoning outbreak and you would like to learn more about your legal rights, please contact the our firm at 1-877-934-6274. Our phones are answered 24/7.

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