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E Coli Infection

Melanie H. Muhlstock
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  • E. Coli Bacteria Borne Poisoning Lawsuits

    E. coli has been linked to a California spinach processor that has killed one person and sickened nearly 100 others. Twenty-nine people have been hospitalized, 14 of them with kidney failure. FDA officials said they had received reports of illness in 19 states.

    Spinach has been removed from supermarket shelves, and consumers have tossed out the leafy green. So far only one company has been implicated, Natural Selection Foods, which distributes spinach under the Earthbound Farm and other brands. However, the government is investigating other companies too, and it is believed other brands may also be implicated.

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    E. coli or Escherichia coli is a common cause of foodborne illness with approximately 73,000 cases of infection and 61 deaths occurring in the United States each year. E. coli can lead to bloody diarrhea and kidney failure. Most E. coli cases are linked to eating undercooked ground beef, drinking raw milk and after swimming in or drinking sewage-contaminated water.

    Bacteria in diarrheal stools of infected persons can be passed from one person to another if hygiene or handwashing habits are inadequate. This can happen with toddlers who are not toilet trained, putting family members of these children are at high risk. Over the last few years several E.Coli contamination has been linekd with several food and drink manufacturers, including Wendy's, Starbucks, Odwalla, BJ's and McDonalds.

    Quick Facts: Reference Guide
    What Is E. Coli Foodborne illness
    Causes Eating undercooked beef
    Drinking raw milk
    Swimming in contaminated water
    Drinking contaminated water
    Inadequate hygiene
    Poor handwashing habits
    Symptoms Bloody diarrhea
    Kidney failure
    Related Topics Campylobacter


    Food Poisoning
    E.Coli O157 H7



    Kidney Failure
    Other Topics

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    If you or a loved one has been infected with E. coli you may have valuable legal rights, please fill out the form at the right for a free case evaluation by a qualified E. coli contamination attorney. Alternatively, call our toll free number: 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529).


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    E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Beef, Veal, Bison Products Voluntary Recall

    Oct 4, 2016
    The Adams Farm Slaughterhouse has issued a voluntary recall of beef, veal and bison products due to concerns that the products may contain E. coli bacteria, reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection service. A minimum of seven people in four states have been identified as infected with a possibly deadly strain of E. coli, O157:H7. It is believed to be connected to the Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, according to the USDA. The infected individuals became sick...

    General Mills Flour-Linked E. coli Outbreak Linked to 63 Illnesses

    Oct 3, 2016
    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its final report on the E. coli outbreak linked to General Mills flour products. The agency says that a total of 63 people became ill in 24 states; this includes 17 additional confirmed cases since late July. Even though the probe has ended, the CDC says it expects new cases to continue because flour products have a long shelf life and consumers may still have these recalled products in their homes. Cases of E. coli illness...

    Senator Schumer Criticizes Food Recall Process, Calls for Reform

    Aug 5, 2016
    Senator Chuck Schumer (Democrat-New York) is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to reform its process for recalling dangerous foods, criticizing the agency for its delayed response. The move comes shortly after General Mills expanded its recall of flour due to potential contamination with E. coli. That recall, which was initiated in May, affected 21 states and left 46 people ill. According to, the company expanded the recall by 15 million pounds of flour, now...

    Nineteen E. Coli Infections Linked to Costco Chicken Salad

    Nov 30, 2015
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that at least 19 people in seven states may have been infected by E. coli after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco stores in the U.S. Infections have been reported in Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia and Washington, the CDC said. Five people have been hospitalized, Reuters reports. To date, no deaths have been reported, but two individuals developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS, a type of...

    Chipotle Closes All Restaurants in Washington and Oregon in E. Coli Outbreak

    Nov 3, 2015
    Health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has resulted in the closure of all 43 Chipotle restaurants in Washington and Oregon states. As of last Friday, three people in the Portland, Oregon area and 19 people in western Washington had become sick from E. coli, the Associated Press (AP) reports, and officials say they expect more cases. Seventeen of the people who became ill report they had eaten at a Chipotle restaurant in recent weeks. Eight people have been hospitalized...

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