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Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157 infections linked to baby spinach




By NewsDesk  @bactiman63

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections.

Ten people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from seven states (Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota). Two hospitalizations and no deaths have been reported.

Minnesota public health officials found E. coli O157:H7 in a package of leftover Josie’s Organics baby spinach collected from a sick person’s home. Five people in this outbreak reported eating spinach in the week before they got sick and one reported Josie’s Organics brand.

CDC is advising people not to eat, sell, or serve Josie’s Organics prepackaged baby spinach with a “best by” date of 10/23/2021. This product was distributed nationwide.

Investigators are working to determine if additional products are contaminated.




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