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E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Jimmy John's

Posted 11.01.2013 | Business

At least eight people were sickened after eating sandwiches at Denver-area Jimmy John's that were contaminated with E. Coli bacteria. The Colorado...

10 MILLION Pounds Of Frozen Food Recalled Amid E. Coli Outbreak

Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living

A New York-based company has pulled more of its frozen food items off supermarket shelves across the country amid fears of E. Coli contamination. A...

E. Coli-Contaminated Pickles Kill At Least Six, Sicken 100

AP | Posted 08.19.2012 | Food

TOKYO -- Health officials say six people have died and at least 100 others have been sickened by pickles contaminated with E. coli bacteria in norther...

6-State E. Coli Outbreak May Be Over, CDC Says

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | Food

By David Beasley ATLANTA, June 25 (Reuters) - A mysterious outbreak from a strain of E.coli bacteria may be over despite the number of people s...

6-State E. Coli Outbreak Sickens 14, Kills 1

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.08.2012 | Food

ATLANTA — A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses, including a child's death, health officials say...

Woman Sues Sandwich Chain Over Tainted Sprouts

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 04.22.2012 | Food

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Iowa woman sickened by eating tainted sprouts filed a lawsuit Tuesday against sandwich chain Jimmy John's, the first stemmi...

What Are Superbugs Doing In Antarctica?

Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

From Russell McLendon and Mother Nature Network: Escherichia coli bacteria, better-known as E. coli, are common in the lower intestines of humans. ...

Missouri Testing Specimens To Determine Cause Of E. Coli Outbreak

AP | Posted 12.30.2011 | Food

ST. LOUIS -- Missouri health officials say they're testing specimens and trying to determine the cause of an E. coli outbreak that sickened nearly two...

E. Coli Outbreak Has Now Sickened At Least 22

AP | Posted 12.28.2011 | Food

ST. LOUIS -- Health officials are working to determine the source of a St. Louis-area E. coli outbreak that has now sickened at least 22 people. St. ...

E. Coli-Contaminated Meat Distributed At SF Restaurants

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.12.2011 | San Francisco

On Tuesday, more than 375,000 pounds of ground beef was recalled at a Los Angeles company, Commercial Meat Co., due to possible E. coli contamination....

Feds Will Close Deadly Ground Beef Loophole

Posted 11.13.2011 | Food

The USDA will ban the sale of any ground beef tainted with the notorious "Big Six" strains of E. coli starting this March, the New York Times reports....

Feds May Soon Shut Deadly E. Coli Loophole

Posted 10.19.2011 | Food

One strange facet of discussion of this summer's unprecedented series of E. coli outbreaks has concerned the U.S. government's byzantine web of regula...

New Preservative Could Make Milk Last For Years

Posted 10.15.2011 | Food

This summer's rash of E. coli outbreaks have not come at an opportune time for prevention. Mandatory future cuts in federal spending threaten to slash...

Deer May Be Blamed For Deadly E. Coli Outbreak

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green

PORTLAND, Ore. — Health officials think they'll be able to prove deer droppings in a Washington County strawberry field caused an E. coli outbre...

1 Dead, 9 Sick With E. Coli From Oregon Strawberries

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 10.09.2011 | Food

Health officials say one person has died and at least nine others were made sick from an E. coli outbreak traced to fresh strawberries picked at a far...

Pilot Program Gives Food Safety Self-Policing Another Try

Posted 09.26.2011 | Food

Governments from China to New York have recently instituted more stringent food safety laws and guidelines, amidst growing fears over bacterial food c...

German E. Coli Source Farm To Reopen

AP | Posted 09.13.2011 | Food

BERLIN -- German authorities say a farm involved in a deadly E. coli outbreak is being cleared to reopen following thorough testing and the removal of...

European E. Coli Confirmed In Arizona Death

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 09.07.2011 | Food

ATLANTA -- Health officials have confirmed the first American death tied to the food-poisoning outbreak in Europe. The Centers for Disease Control an...

Crucial E. Coli Screening Program Axed By Congress

Posted 09.04.2011 | Food

Congress has passed a bill that would cut all funding from the Microbiological Data Program, which food safety experts call the United States' most im...

French E.coli Strain Is The Same As Germany's

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Food

BORDEAUX, France — France's health minister says experts are "99 percent sure" that the E. coli outbreak that put seven people in the hospital i...

E. Coli and the Misuse of Antibiotics

Andrew Gunther | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Andrew Gunther

E. coli is resistant to several classes of important antibiotics. And the consensus is that one of the most likely reasons for the development of this multiple-resistant strain is the misuse of antibiotics in intensive livestock farming systems.

Germany E. Coli Cases Down

AP | Posted 08.14.2011 | World

BERLIN — The number of people falling sick as a result of E. coli contamination has slowed to a trickle, Germany's national disease control cent...

Russia To Resume Vegetable Imports From EU

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday Moscow will be ready to resume vegetable imports from the European Union once...

Germany: Sprouts DID Cause E. Coli Outbreak

AP/The Huffington Post | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and DAVID RISING | Posted 08.10.2011 | Food

BERLIN (AP) -- German vegetable sprouts caused the E. coli outbreak that has killed 31 people and sickened nearly 3,100, investigators announced Frida...

Marcus Baram

How Researchers Investigate The Source Of An Epidemic: Lots Of Detective Work, Add Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Marcus Baram | Posted 08.09.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- After a few people turned up dead, officials sprang into action -- interviewing the next of kin, identifying suspects and pursuing leads. ...