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Stampede Meat Blade-Tenderized Steak 2003

Six persons developed genetically matched, laboratory confirmed, E.coli O157:H7 infection in Minnesota. The illnesses were subsequently linked to the consumption of steaks produced by Stampede Meat,Inc., of Chicago, Illinois. The steaks had been blade tenderized and injected with marinade. The steaks were sold throughout the USA and Canada, to restaurants, retail stores, and institutions. The Minnesota cases had purchased vacuum-packed, frozen steaks from door-to-door vendors. Additional cases were subsequently identified in Michigan and Kansas and nine other states(unknown).

  • Outbreak began:
  • June 2003
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • Minnesota
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Steak, Bladed, Tenderized
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Door-to-Door Sales to Homes, Institutions
  • Brand Name(s):
  • American Gourmet, CPI Chicago's Pride, Chef's Classic, Farmers' Pride, Iowa Steak Company, Mid-America, Mizzou Meats, Nature's Best, Shawnco, Stampede Meat, Steakhouse Meats, Steakhouse Quality Meat, T.G.I. Friday's, The Butcher Shop, Titleist Meats, Town & Country, What's Your Beef
  • Total ill:
  • 16
  • 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

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