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United Food Group Ground Beef 2007

An outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 occurred in the western states as a result of eating contaminated ground beef products produced by United Food Group, LLC. The ground beef had been sold under a variety of brand names. The meat was produced in April, 2007. E. coli O157:H7 was isolated in a ground beef sample; the same strain of E.coli O157:H7 was isolated from case-patients. The initial ground beef recall in June was for 75,000 pounds. Within five days, the recall was expanded to include 370,000 pounds of ground beef.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • April 2007
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • California, Arizona, Utah, Idaho
  • Organism(s):
  • E. coli O157:H7
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • EXHX01.0817/EXHA26.0257
  • Location(s):
  • Private Homes
  • Brand Name(s):
  • Kroger, Fry's, Smith's, Trader Joe's, Albertson's, Bashas, First Street, Inter-American Product, Miller's, Moran's, Stater Bros., Steakhouse, Safeway, Sam's Club, 'R' Ranch Markets, Save-A-Lot, Smart and Final
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 21
  • Number ill by Case Definition Known:
  • Yes
  • Number Laboratory Confirmed Cases:
  • 21
  • Number Probable Cases:
  • 0
  • Number Possible Cases:
  • 0
  • Anyone Hospitalized:
  • Yes
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 5
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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