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B & G Foods Ground Beef 2004

Six people in Galesburg, Illinois, came down with E. coli O157:H7 infection after consuming the same brand of ground beef in August. The US Department of Agriculture performed a traceback on the meat, but no recall was issued.

  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2004
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • N/A
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • No
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Grocery Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • B & G Foods
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • No
  • Total ill:
  • 6
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 6
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 2
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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