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Investigation into E. coli outbreak in Alberta, Canada expands

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Environmental Public Health has expanded its investigation into the source of an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7, beyond cases directly linked to an Edmonton restaurant late last month.

CDC warns — Do not eat romaine lettuce as E. coli illness spreads

Consumers, restaurants, and retailers nationwide are being urged by the CDC to throw away any chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce originating in Yuma, Arizona.

E. coli outbreak in UK sickens 151 people, results in two deaths

London - Public Health England is continuing in its investigation of an outbreak of E. coli O 157, linked to salad greens that has sickened 151 people and resulted in two deaths.

Alberta E. coli outbreak prompts raw pork and organ recall

Calgary - Earlier this month, Alberta Health Services issued a public warning on Hungarian Farmer’s Sausage from Paolini’s that had been linked to two of 14 confirmed cases of E. coli infections in the province. That warning has been upgraded to a recall.

Op-Ed: Chipotle's latest claim — Australian beef the cause of E. coli

Although the CDC officially declared the investigation into the Chipotle Mexican Grill E. coli outbreak over, stating that no source for the bacteria had been identified, the restaurant chain is apparently accusing Australian beef as the likely culprit.

Taylor Farms of Calif. linked to Costco E. coli outbreak

Initial testing done by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicates a vegetable mix from a California produce wholesaler is possibly the source of E. coli connected to Costco's rotisserie chicken salad.

Two with kidney failure linked to Costco chicken salad

Nineteen people in seven states are now reported to be sickened by a shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 linked to consumption of Costco rotisserie chicken salad.

Number of illnesses in Chipotle E. coli outbreak rises to 41

As the number of illnesses continues to grow, Oregon and Washington state health officials, along with the CDC and FDA continue their investigation into the source of the E. coli outbreak that has now sickened 41 people.

E Coli outbreak in six U.S. states, source unknown

U.S. officials are conducting an investigation to determine what has caused an outbreak of E.Coli over the past two months. Since Apr. 15, over a dozen individuals in six states have been sickened by E.Coli bacteria, with one death.

E. coli outbreak in Europe linked to seeds from Egypt

London - An E. coli outbreak which started in early May has infected more than 4,000 people in Europe and North American and scientists say the deadly outbreak, killing at least 48 people, could be linked to imported Egyptian fenugreek seeds.

E. coli outbreak strikes Germany

During an atypical outbreak of E coli food poisoning in Germany, public health officials warn certain raw vegetables could be the source and urge extra care with food hygiene, while scientists try to pinpoint the exact source of the contamination.

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