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Totino's or Jeno's Pizza 2007

A multistate outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 was investigated. An epidemiological study that compared foods eaten by ill persons to foods eaten by well persons showed that eating frozen, pepperoni pizza and that was produced by the General Mills Company under the brand names of Totino's or Jeno's was the likely source of the illnesses. How the pizzas became contaminated was unknown. The involved pizzas were produced prior to October 30 and were distributed to retail outlets nationwide. Consumers were reminded to thoroughly cook all products that are not ready-to-eat, such as frozen pizzas, according to package instructions.

  • Outbreak began:
  • July 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, South Dakota
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Pizza, Pizza with meat, pepperoni
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Unknown
  • Test Results:
  • None
  • Location(s):
  • Many
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Jeno's, Totino's
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 27
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 27
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 11
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0
  • Any References:
  • Yes

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