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Ground Beef 2005

In July, 2005, a cluster of 11 matching isolates of E. coli O157:H7 was investigated. A matching strain of E. coli O157:H7 was isolated from a consumer sample of ground beef. Eventually 63 related cases were identified and an additional sample of raw ground beef showed the presence of a matching strain of E. coli O157:H7. This investigation led to two recalls of ground beef that had been processed by one grinding plant. Traceback to slaughter facilities was limited by inadequate records and package labels. Recalls were made, but references to these could not be found.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2005
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Not Applicable
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Unknown
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Unknown
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 63
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Unknown
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • N/A
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • N/A
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • Unknown
  • Any Deaths:
  • Unknown
  • Number Dead:
  • Unknown
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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