September 11, 2016: King County Investigates Matador Restaurant E. coli Cases

Matador Restaurant E. coli Outbreak Announcement – King County Public Health is investigating a possible E. coli food poisoning outbreak that may be associated with the Matador Restaurant in Ballard, WA.

Matador Restaurant E. coli Outbreak

The cluster of five E. coli infections was caused by Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (also called STEC). Four of those sickened ate at the Matador on August 14, 2016, and one person ate at the restaurant on August 22, 2016. The agency says that it received the first illness report on August 22, 2016, and the most recent illness was reported on September 6, 2016. The outbreak victims developed symptoms that included diarrhea and abdominal cramps. Four people developed bloody diarrhea. Three people required hospitalization, with one person developing a type of kidney injury called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). All five patients have recovered according to public health officials.

According to a King County press release, public health officials have temporarily suspended Matador’s food business permit while the restaurant undergoes a thorough sanitization, stating….”Our investigation is in progress but due to food processing equipment cleaning and the possibility of cross contamination that were observed during an inspection by our Environmental Health team, Public Health has temporarily suspended Matador’s food business permit to allow time for thorough cleaning and sanitizing.”

Matador Restaurant E. coli Outbreak – King County Public Health Advice

Consumers are cautioned that if they develop diarrhea or blooding diarrhea within 10 days of eating at the Matador to contact their healthcare provider to determine if testing is necessary. The agency also cautioned that “STEC and other foodborne infections occur year round but may increase during the summer months. If you or your child develop new painful or bloody diarrhea, contact your healthcare provider to see if testing for STEC is needed.”

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.

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2016: Lamb Products Recalled Because of E. coli Contamination

USDA Lamb Products Recalled Due To E. coli News– On September 9, 2016, – PT Farm, LLC, of North Haverhill N.H., recalled approximately 15 pounds of lamb products due to a potential E. coli contamination.

Lamb Recall Information

The lamb products, a neck and one leg, were packaged on Sept. 6, 2016, and were shipped to a retail location in Somerville, Massachusetts where they were sold on Sept. 7, 2016. According to the Report “the problem was discovered on Sept. 7, 2016 when the establishment was notified of an E. coli positive water supply sample result and resulting “water boil” notice initiated by the North Haverhill Municipality Water Department located in North Haverhill, New Hampshire.”

About E. coli

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

Symptoms of E.coli

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.

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The personal injury lawyers at the Weinberg Law Firm have helped food poisoning victims nationwide receive compensation for their injuries and related damages. To learn more about recent E. coli outbreaks, please see General Mills Flour Recall and E. coli Carbon Mexican Grill.

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September 8, 2016: Super Market Recalled Ground Beef In California

Super Market Recalled Ground Beef USDA News– On September 8, 2016, The Paradise Valley Market, Inc, (Carnival Supermarket) of Chula Vista California, recalled approximately 35 pounds of ground beef products due to a potential E. coli contamination.

Ground Beef Recall Information

The potentially contaminated products were packages and sold on September 1, 2016. The problem was discovered when FSIS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service, received notification that a product sample collected at the firm tested positive for E. coli.

The contaminated products follow:

• 20-lbs. of 15% lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.

• 15-lbs. of 7% extra lean ground beef product. The product would have been packaged to order and sold at the Carnival Supermarket meat counter in reddish plastic bags with a tied knot at the top.

According to the Press Release, E. coli O157:H7 is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause dehydration, bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps 2–8 days (3–4 days, on average) after exposure the organism. While most people recover within a week, some develop a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). This condition can occur among persons of any age but is most common in children under 5-years old and older adults. It is marked by easy bruising, pallor, and decreased urine output. Persons who experience these symptoms should seek emergency medical care immediately.

About E. coli

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

For more information on E. coli and cases handled by our firm please see E. coli Lawsuit Help

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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. Let us help you take the first step toward seeking compensation for your food poisoning injuries.

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July 25, 2016: General Mills Flour Recall Expanded – 4 More Illnesses Reported

General Mills Flour Recall and E. coli Outbreak Update Reported – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that since its last update on July 1, 2016, four more illnesses linked to the General Mills E. coli Flour Outbreak have been reported from two states. Infection with another E. coli serotype, Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) O26, has been added to the outbreak investigation.

As of July 25, 2016, total of 46 people infected with the outbreak strains of STEC O121 or STEC O26 have been reported from 21 states.

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The personal injury lawyers at the Weinberg Law Firm have helped food poisoning victims nationwide receive compensation for their injuries and related damages. The Weinberg Law Firm is currently investigating cases related to the General Mills Flour E. coli Outbreak.

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General Mills Flour Recall Expanded

On July 25, 2016, General Mills expanded its recall for a second time to include products produced on select dates through February 10, 2016.

The updated General Mill Flour Recall list and Flour E. coli Outbreak overview can be found at FDA Investigates General Mills E. coli Outbreak.

About E. coli

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

Symptoms of E. coli

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.

July 23, 2016: Source of New Hamshire Beef E. coli Outbreak Remains Unknown

Twelve people have been sickened by contaminated ground beef in an E. coli outbreak based in New Hamshire.

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Unidentified Source of New Hamshire Beef E. coli Outbreak

Since those sickened consumed the contaminated beef at several different locations, the source of this beef contamination is not known.

While state health officials investigate the source of the E. coli, the state health department is reminding the public that public “the outbreak doesn’t pose a risk to people as long they’re making sure their food is properly prepared.”

How To Avoid E. coli Infection

“You’re gonna want to make sure that you cook ground beef to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit and that you validate that temperature by using a thermometer,” said Beth Daly, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control. “And then of course if you’re eating out in a restaurant, you don’t want to eat undercooked ground beef either, so you’re gonna want to order those hamburgers well done.”

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.

In their report on foodborne illnesses, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that approximately 63,000 persons are infected with STEC O157:H7 and 113,000 persons are infected with STEC non-O157 in the US each year. These illnesses result in about 2,100 hospitalizations and 20 E. coli related deaths annually.

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