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Carneco Foods and Sam's Club Ground Beef 2004

Ground beef supplied to Sam's Club stores in Wisconsin and Minnesota led to an outbreak of E.coli O157:H7. Approximately 500,000 pounds of ground beef products were recalled. The ground beef had been produced by Carneco Foods of Columbus, Nebraska.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2004
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Club Membership Store
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Northern Plains Ground Sirloin Patties
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 5
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 5
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown

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