January 27, 2021: Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Update News

Leafy Greens E. coli Outbreak Update News – The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has determined that the E. coli outbreak linked to leafy greens is officially over. They last CDC and U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) update was on December 22, 2020.

Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Update Information

FDA and CDC officials, along with state and local partners, investigated E. coli infections in the fall of 2020. On December 22, 2020, the CDC declared the E. coli leafy greens outbreak over.

A traceback investigation and epidemiological evidence determined the outbreak was linked to leafy greens. A specific type of leafy greens could not be determined. The FDA’s investigated multiple types of leafy greens, per patient interviews. This led FDA and state partners to investigate certain farms of interest.

Per the FDA’s update notice:

“Teams were deployed to dozens of ranches in the region to conduct large scale environmental sampling. Additionally, no Shiga toxin-producing E. coli were found on leafy greens. As part of the field investigation, teams conducted environmental sampling on and around ranches of interest to identify any factors that could have led to contamination. Samples of soil, scat or animal droppings, compost, water, and other environmental sources were collected and analyzed.”

After laboratory analysis was completed, a positive match to the outbreak strain was found in a sample of cattle feces. The feces samples were collected during follow-up investigations on a roadside, uphill from where leafy greens, or other foods identified in the traceback investigation, were grown. Officials caution that this does not provide definitive information on how E. coli may have contaminated leafy greens, and other products, during the growing and harvesting season, it does confirm a presence of the E. coli 0157:H7 strain “that causes recurring outbreaks in a more narrowly defined growing region and a potential, continued source of contamination.”

The FDA has advised that its investigational activities are finished, but that officials will continue to review findings from this outbreak. FDA officials will be releasing a detailed report in the near future.

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Always put your health first. 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.

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December 22, 2020: Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Investigation

Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with state and local agencies, have investigated a nationwide outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections occurring in Fall 2020. Their investigation found that the illnesses were linked to leafy greens.

Leafy Greens E. Coli Outbreak Information

On December 22, 2020, the CDC announced that their investigation into the E. coli 0157:H7 outbreak appears to be over. Accordingly to epidemiology and traceback investigation, the FDA and CDC were able to determine that the E. coli outbreak was linked to leafy greens. These tests were not able to determine a specific type of leafy green that caused the illnesses.

The FDA and CDC had announced this E. coli outbreak originally on October 28, 2020. Through tests and research, this E. coli outbreak was found to be genetically related to the strain linked to a romaine lettuce outbreak in Fall 2019.

Per the FDA’s posting:

“The FDA completed a traceback investigation of multiple types of leafy greens identified in patient interviews. Although no single ranch was identified as a common source of the leafy greens, FDA and state partners also conducted on-site investigations on farms of interest. 

“Teams were deployed to dozens of ranches in the region to conduct large scale environmental sampling. Additionally, no Shiga toxin-producing E. coli were found on leafy greens. “

A total of 40 illnesses and 20 hospitalizations across 19 states were reported. The last illness onset date was October 31, 2020.

FDA officials are continuing investigational activities, including sample analysis, to determine the source. A detailed report of the results are expected to be released in early 2021, once investigational activities conclude.

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November 17, 2020: Fresh Express Recalls Expired Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination

Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme Recall News – Fresh Express have issued a limited recall for their expired Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme due potential E. coli contamination.

Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme Recall Information

On November 17, 2020, Fresh Express recalled a limited number of expired 10.5 oz. Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme with a use-by date of November 8, 2020 and product code: S296 due to possible E. coli STEC 026 bacteria exposure. The recalled Caesar Supreme kit was distributed mainly in Western and Southwestern U.S. states.

BrandProduct NameSizeUPCProduction CodeUse By DatePossible Distribution States
Fresh ExpressFresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme  10.5 oz.0 7127930104 4S296NOV 08AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID,
MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, TX, UT, WA, WY

This recall has been issued due to a randomly selected package of Fresh Express Kit Caesar Supreme coming back positive for E. coli STEC 026.

Consumers and retailers who still have the product should discard it immediately. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Fresh Express has initiated this recall in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

About E. Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can cause serious illness in humans, including diarrhea, often with bloody stools.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  This condition can lead to serious kidney damage and death.

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November 12, 2020: Investigation Launched by FDA & CDC for E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Recalled Romaine Lettuce

E. coli Single Head Romaine Lettuce Outbreak News – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with state and local partners, have announced an investigation into illnesses related to a multi-state outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce.

Tanimura & Antle, Inc. recalled its romaine lettuce product on November 6, 2020.

E. coli Single Head Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Information

On November 12, 2020, FDA and CDC officials announced an investigation into multiple E. coli illnesses reported across several states linked to single head romaine lettuce. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) reported on November 6 that they collected a routine sample of romaine lettuce for testing. The sample came back positive for E. coli 0157:H7 and whole genome sequencing (WGS) analysis determined that the E. coli 0157:H7 present in the sample matched the strain that has caused the illnesses in this outbreak.

On November 6, 2020, Tanimura & Antle recalled its packaged single head romaine lettuce with a pack date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 due to the positive E. coli test from MDARD. The WGS test results later confirmed the connection. FDA and state partners are working with Tanimura & Antle to determine if additional romaine lettuce products should be recalled.

The FDA has recommended that consumers, restaurants, and retailers should not eat, sell or serve the recalled brand name romaine lettuce from Tanimura & Antle.

About E. Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can cause serious illness in humans, including diarrhea, often with bloody stools.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  This condition can lead to serious kidney damage and death.

Diagnosis of E. Coli Infection

Always put your health first. 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.

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November 6, 2020: Tanimura & Antle Issues Recall for Packaged Single Head Romaine Lettuce Due to Possible E. Coli 0157:H7 Contamination

Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce E. Coli recall – Taminura & Antle, Inc. has issued a recall for its packaged single head romaine lettuce due to a possible contamination with E. coli 0157:H7.

Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Recall Information

On November 6, 2020, Tanimura & Antle, Inc. recalled its brand name single head romaine lettuce, labeled with a “packed on” date of 10/15/20 or 10/16/20 due to a potential E. coli 0157:H7 contamination.

Tanimura & Antle have initiated this recall in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A random sample of Tanimura & Antle’s romaine lettuce was collected and analyzed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of routine testing and came back positive for E. coli.

A total of 3,396 cartons of potentially affected products were distributed throughout the United States to following states:

  • AK, OR, CA, TX, AR, OK, IN, NE, MO, TN, WI, NM, SC, WA, NC, OH, VA, MA, PR, and IL

The affected product was shipped in cases packed in either 12, 15, 18 or 24 heads of romaine lettuce per case. These products can be identified through the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) sticker attached to the outside of the case. The PTI codes for the affected products are 571280289SRS1 and 571280290SRS1.

Consumers are cautioned not to consume the contaminated romaine lettuce product and dispose of immediately.

About E. Coli

Escherichia coli (E. coli) can cause serious illness in humans, including diarrhea, often with bloody stools.  Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly.  This condition can lead to serious kidney damage and death.

Diagnosis of E. Coli Infection

Always put your health first. 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.

Contact The Weinberg Law Firm for a Free E. Coli Lawsuit Case Evaluation

The Weinberg Law Firm has helped food poisoning victims nationwide receive compensation for their injuries and related damages. We are ready to help you too. If you have been sickened by an E. coli contaminated product, and you would like to know more about your legal rights, please call our lawyers at 1-877-934-6274.

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