Category Archives: E.coli

USA – E. coli Outbreak Linked to Cake Mix – Investigation Notice – CDC

CDC

Fast Facts
  • Illnesses: 16
  • Hospitalizations: 7
  • Deaths: 0
  • States: 12
  • Recall: No
  • Investigation status: Active

Sick people in this outbreak reported tasting or eating raw cake batter made from a variety of cake mixes. A single brand or type of cake mix has not been linked to the illnesses.

Seventy-five percent of sick people are children under the age of 18. Children are more likely to have a severe E. coli infection.

Eating raw cake batter can make you sick. Raw cake batter can contain harmful germs like E. coli. Germs are killed only when raw batter is baked or cooked. Follow safe food handling practices when you are baking and cooking with cake mixes, flour, and other raw ingredients:

  • Do not taste or eat any raw batter, whether it is from a homemade recipe or from a mix.
  • Do not let children eat raw batter. Foodborne illnesses can be more serious for children.
  • Bake or cook raw batter before eating.
  • Follow the recipe or package directions for cooking or baking at the proper temperature and for the specified time.
  • Do not make milkshakes with products that contain raw foods such as cake mix, flour, or eggs.
  • Keep raw foods such as cake mix, flour, or eggs separate from ready-to-eat foods. Because cake mix and flour are powders, they can spread easily.
  • Follow label directions to refrigerate products containing raw batter or eggs until they are cooked.
  • Clean up thoroughly after handling cake mix, flour, or eggs:
    • Wash your hands with running water and soap after handling cake mix, flour, raw eggs, or any surfaces they have touched.
    • Wash bowls, utensils, countertops, and other surfaces with warm, soapy water.

Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these severe E. coli symptoms:

  • Diarrhea and a fever higher than 102°F
  • Diarrhea for more than 3 days that is not improving
  • Bloody diarrhea
  • So much vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down
  • Signs of dehydration, such as:
    • Not peeing much
    • Dry mouth and throat
    • Feeling dizzy when standing up
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USA – FSIS Industry Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef (including Veal) Processing Operations

FSIS USDA

GUIDELINE IDFSIS-GD-2021-0007
ISSUE DATEJuly 2021
Replaces: 2017 Version of the Guideline

This guideline helps establishments producing non-intact and intact cuts intended for raw non-intact beef products to understand the adulterant status of STEC in beef products; design supportable control measures for STEC; develop ongoing verification measures to ensure that STEC control measures are functioning as intended; and respond when the HACCP system fails to prevent or reduce STEC to below detectable levels. This guideline relates to 9 CFR 301.2, 9 CFR 303, 9 CFR 310.25, 9 CFR 314, 9 CFR 317.2, 9 CFR 320.1, 9 CFR 417.1 through 5, and 9 CFR 441.10.

USA – FSIS Industry Guideline for Minimizing the Risk of Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Beef (including Veal) Slaughter Operations

FSIS USDA

GUIDELINE IDFSIS-GD-2021-0008
ISSUE DATEJuly 2021

Replaces: 2017 Version of the Guideline

This guideline helps establishments that slaughter beef (including veal) to implement effective sanitary dressing procedures designed to prevent carcass contamination; implement effective decontamination and antimicrobial interventions; properly assess microbial testing results; and use the results to assess the effectiveness of the overall HACCP system. This guideline relates to 9 CFR 310.18(a), 9 CFR 416.1 through 416.5, 9 CFR 417.2(a)(1), 9 CFR 417.2(c)(3), 9 CFR 417.4(a)(2), 9 CFR 417.5(a)(1), and 9 CFR 417.5(a)(2).

Research Australia – Campylobacter, Salmonella at record highs in Australia

Food Safety News

Record levels of Campylobacter and Salmonella have been recorded in Australia, according to the annual surveillance report of notifiable diseases for 2016.

The data comes from a study published in the most recent edition of the Communicable Diseases Intelligence journal that also found E. coli, Listeria and Cryptosporidium infections had risen.

The role of disease surveillance includes identifying national trends, providing guidance for policy development and resource allocation and informing the response to outbreaks, according to the researchers.

In 2016, gastrointestinal diseases made up 15 percent of total reports for communicable diseases. Notified cases increased by 10 percent to 49,885 in 2016 compared to 2015.

France – Product recall: le habert brand yogurt – E.coli

Oulah

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of Escherichia coli

PROPOSED SOLUTION

People who hold the product in question are asked not to consume them – and more particularly young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly – and to return them to the point of sale where they were purchased.

People who have consumed it and who present symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain or vomiting should consult their doctor as soon as possible, mentioning this consumption and the possible link with the bacterium Escherichia coli.

In the absence of symptoms within 10 days after consuming the affected products, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor.

The E. coli bacterium is naturally present in the digestive microflora of humans and warm-blooded animals. Some strains of E. coli are pathogenic, and can be responsible in humans for various disorders ranging from mild diarrhea to more serious forms such as hemorrhagic diarrhea or severe kidney damage such as HUS, mainly in young children.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Model names or references
yogurt le habert


▸ Barcode


▸ Lot
25.06


▸ DLC – DDM
06/25/2021



Yoghurt packs sold by 2


▸ Start date / End of marketing
From 06/03/2021 to 06/15/2021


▸ Health mark
FR 73-107-006 CE


▸ Geographical sales area
ISERE (38), SAVOIE (73)


▸ Distributors
Grocery Jay le Sappey in Chartreuse / Fromagerie Arpin in Saint Pierre d’Entremont / Spar in Saint Pierre d’Entremont / Sica du granier Store in Entremont le vieux / Sica du granier Market in Saint Etienne de Crossey / Spar in Saint Pierre de Chartreuse


▸ Consumer service contact
0620654562


▸ Source
ESPOIR 73 Fromagerie le habert

France – Product recall: le habert brand cheese – E.coli

Oulah

ENCOUNTERED PROBLEM

Presence of Escherichia coli

PROPOSED SOLUTION

People who hold the product in question are asked not to consume them – and more particularly young children, pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly – and to return them to the point of sale where they were purchased.

People who have consumed it and who present symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain or vomiting should consult their doctor as soon as possible, mentioning this consumption and the possible link with the bacterium Escherichia coli.

In the absence of symptoms within 10 days after consuming the affected products, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor.

The E. coli bacterium is naturally present in the digestive microflora of humans and warm-blooded animals. Some strains of E. coli are pathogenic, and can be responsible in humans for various disorders ranging from mild diarrhea to more serious forms such as hemorrhagic diarrhea or severe kidney damage such as HUS, mainly in young children.

FURTHER INFORMATION

▸ Names of models or references
Planou / Gros Planou / Fagotin


▸ Barcode


▸ Lot
94
96


▸ DLC – DDM



Yoghurt packs sold by 2


▸ Start date / End of marketing
From 06/19/2021 to 07/05/2021


▸ Health mark
FR 73-107-006 CE


▸ Geographical area of ​​sales throughout
France


▸ Distributors
Grocery Jay le Sappey in Chartreuse / Fromagerie Arpin in Saint Pierre d’Entremont / Spar in Saint Pierre d’Entremont / Sica du granier Store in Entremont le vieux / Sica du granier Market in Saint Etienne de Crossey / Spar in Saint Pierre de Chartreuse


▸ Consumer service contact
0620654562


▸ Source
ESPOIR 73 Fromagerie le habert

France – Cheese – STEC E.coli

Gov france

Identifying information for the recalled product

  • Product category Food
  • Product sub-category Milk and dairy products
  • Product brand name the habert
  • Names of models or references Planou / Gros Planou / Fagotin
  • Product identification
    Lot
    Lot 94
    Lot 96
  • Packaging individual
  • Start date / End of marketing From 06/19/2021 to 07/05/2021
  • Storage temperature Product to be stored in the refrigerator
  • Health markFR 73-107-006 CE
  • Geographical sales area Whole France
  • Distributors Jay le Sappey grocery store in Chartreuse / Fromagerie Arpin in Saint Pierre d’Entremont / Spar in Saint Pierre d’Entremont / Sica du granier Store in Entremont le vieux / Sica du granier Market in Saint Etienne de Crossey / Spar in Saint Pierre de Chartreuse

Practical information regarding the recall

  • Reason for recall unfavorable self-control
  • Risks incurred by the consumer Toxinogenic Escherichia coli shiga (STEC)
  • Consumer behavior Stop consuming
    Destroy the product
  • Sanitary recommendation Escherichia coli  can cause in the week which follows the consumption of contaminated products, diarrhea which is sometimes bloody, abdominal pain and vomiting, with or without fever. These symptoms can be followed (5 to 8% of cases) by severe kidney complications, mainly in children. People who have consumed the products mentioned above and who present this type of symptoms are invited to consult their doctor without delay, notifying him of this consumption as well as the place and date of purchase. In the absence of symptoms within 10 days after consuming the affected products, there is no need to worry and consult a doctor. Generally speaking, the health authorities recall that as a precaution, raw milk and cheeses made from raw milk should not be consumed by young children, particularly those under 5 years old; preferred cooked cheeses (Emmental, Comté, etc.), processed cheese spreads and cheeses made from pasteurized milk. The same recommendation should be followed for pregnant women, immunocompromised people and the elderly.
  • Contact number0620654562
  • Compensation modalities Refund

RASFF Alert – E.coli – Smooth Clams

RASFF

Escherichia coli in smooth clam (Callista chione) from Italy in Italy