Bisonte E. coli Abogado: El CDC anuncian el fin del brote de E. coli fue causado por la carne de bisonte molida.
Los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) anunciaron el 13 de septiembre del 2019 el fin del brote multi estatal de E.coli fue causado por la carne de bisonte molida.
La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos de los Estados Unidos (FDA), junto con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC), los socios estatales y locales en los EE. UU., y con el apoyo de la Agencia Canadiense de Inspección Alimentaria (CFIA), investigaron que un brote multi estatal de E. coli O121 y enfermedades de E. coli O103 probablemente relacionadas con la carne de bisonte molida suministrados por Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. de Saint-Leonard, Quebec, Canadá. El bisonte de tierra distribuido por la compañía canadiense fue retirado oficialmente del mercado el 16 de julio del 2019.
La FDA y los CDC anunciaron que durante su investigación analizaron la información epidemiológica y de trazas para determinar que los bisontes terrestres suministrados por Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. eran la causa probable de las enfermedades. El análisis del laboratorio de la FDA de empanadas de carne de bisontes elaboradas por la firma el 26 del febrero del 2019, confirmó la presencia de una de las cepas de brote de E. coli. Según la FDA, Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. estaba presente con información para ayudar en la investigación, y anunció públicamente un retiro voluntario el 16 de julio del 2019. Este retiro incluyó carne de bisonte molida y empanadas de bisonte producidas entre el 22 de febrero y el 30 de abril del 2019.
Durante el brote multi estatal de E. coli, fue causado por la carne de bisontes molidos, se dieron a conocer un total de 33 casos confirmados de personas infectadas con las cepas de E. coli en 8 estados. Según los CDC de los casos notificados, 8 personas fueron diagnosticadas con la cepa de STEC O103, 21 con STEC O121, y 4 personas fueron infectadas con ambas cepas. Los casos de personas afectadas por el brote se notificaron del 18 de marzo de 2019 al 11 de agosto de 2019. Un total de 18 personas que enfermaron requirieron hospitalización, pero afortunadamente no hubo casos de síndrome urémico hemolítico (SUH) ni muertes relacionadas con el brote de E. coli.
La FDA ha recomendado que debido a que el producto está congelado y todavía puede estar en congeladores, distribuidores, minoristas y restaurantes no deben distribuir, usar o servir bisontes molidos retirados por Northfork Bison Distributions Inc. Los consumidores no deben comer productos preparados con bisontes molidos retirados vendidos bajo esta etiqueta Northfork Bison, incluidas las hamburguesas de bisontes vendidas a minoristas en paquetes de 4 x 4 onzas con fechas de vencimiento hasta el 8 de octubre de 2020.
Ron Simon, un abogado nacional de E. coli, declaró: “Los organismos STEC son extremadamente viriles: pueden sobrevivir durante semanas en superficies como encimeras de cocina y superficies de preparación de alimentos, y más de un año dentro de otros materiales. Desafortunadamente, una cantidad muy pequeña de E. coli en el sistema de uno puede ser mortal, y la dosis infecciosa de E. coli se ha divulgado para ser aproximadamente 100 bacterias. Una dosis infecciosa tan baja permite la transmisión de STEC de persona a persona, lo que conduce a casos secundarios en los que las personas que tienen contacto físico con una persona infectada se enfermen.”
Para obtener más información acerca de las demandas de E. coli o para hablar con un Bisonte E. coli Abogado, llame al 1-888-335-4901.
Urban Remedy E. coli Abogado Actualización: 76 Ensaladas y Envolturas Retiradas debido a la posible contaminación de E. coli.
Los productores y minoristas con sede en California de comidas orgánicas ultrafrescas, Urban Remedy, anunciaron un retiro voluntario en 76 de sus ensaladas y envolturas debido a espinacas que pueden haber sido contaminadas con E. coli.
La Administración de Alimentos y Medicamentos (FDA) declaró que las 76 ensaladas y envolturas aún no están en cuenta. Paul Coletta, CEO de la compañía, dijo: “En abundancia de precaución, estamos retirando voluntariamente un número limitado de nuestros productos que contienen espinacas potencialmente contaminadas.” Coletta explicó que aunque no se han reportado enfermedades hasta la fecha, están tomando “medidas preventivas” para mantener a sus clientes seguros. Según la FDA, la espinaca que fue suministrada a Urban Remedy dio positivo para una pequeña cantidad de bacterias Escherichia coli (E. coli), Coletta dijo que la compañía ya no comprará espinacas del proveedor.
Los productos contaminados se vendieron en las tiendas minoristas de Urban Remedy, en Whole Foods Markets, en línea, y otros minoristas de California. Todos los productos afectados restantes se han eliminado de los estantes de las tiendas y del sitio web de Urban Remedy. Coletta declaró: “Todos los productos potencialmente afectados tienen la fecha de uso del 15 de septiembre… Si compraste alguno de estos productos, por favor no los comas, tíralos o devuélvelos a la tienda para obtener un reembolso completo.”
Los productos retirados son:
Escherichia coli (E.coli) son bacterias que se encuentran en el medio ambiente, los alimentos y los intestinos de las personas y los animales. E. coli son un grupo grande y diverso de bacterias. Aunque la mayoría de las cepas de E. coli son inofensivas, otras pueden enfermarte. Algunos tipos de E. coli pueden causar diarrea, mientras que otros causan infecciones del tracto urinario, enfermedades respiratorias, neumonía y otras enfermedades.
Ron Simon, un abogado nacional de E. coli, declaró “La gran mayoría de todas las enfermedades de E. coli están relacionadas con los alimentos. Inevitablemente, las infecciones comienzan cuando usted ingiere STEC; en otras palabras, la infección comienza cuando tienes pequeñas cantidades de heces humanas o animales en la boca. Desafortunadamente, esto sucede más a menudo de lo que nos gustaría creer”
Para obtener más información acerca de las demandas de E. coli o para hablar con un Urban Remedy E. coli Abogado o un abogado de intoxicación alimentaria, llame al 1-888-335-4901.
Raw Pet Food Salmonella Lawyer Update: Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Supplies Recall Due to Salmonella and Listeria Concerns.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on August 14th the ongoing recall of Texas Tripe Raw Pet food supplies. The recall of the pet supply product began on July 3rd after the FDA and the Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) shared their test results with the firm. Teh test results showed the presence of both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The OTSC collected 23 finished product samples from Texas Tripe Inc. Of the 23 samples, 16 tested positive for L. mono and/or Salmonella.
The recalled Texas Tripe affected products were sold directly to consumers in 24 states in frozen 20-pound and 40-pound cases. Texas Tripe notified some of its customers of the recall via email directly before the recall was announced to the public.
According to Raw Pet Food Salmonella Lawyer Ron SImon, Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness and death in humans and animals, especially those who are very young, very old, or have weak immune systems. According to the FDA pet foods and treats contaminated with Salmonella and L. mono are of particular public health importance because they can affect both human and animal health. Pets can get sick from these pathogens and may also be carriers of the bacteria and pass it on to their human companions without appearing to be ill. People can get sick from handling contaminated pet foods and treats or touching surfaces that have had contact with the contaminated pet foods and treats.
In June 2019, a similar recall took place involving Pet Supplies Plus and Lennox Intl Inc. The recall was due to pig ear products contaminated with salmonella, according to the CDC the pig ear products were linked to a salmonella outbreak that affected over 30 states and made 127 people ill. Ron Simon, a national salmonella lawyer who is representing families affected by the pig ear salmonella outbreak, noted “In one study, almost half of the 500 outbreaks investigated over a 10-year period were related to animals or animal products.”
The FDA advises customers who have any of the recalled products to stop feeding them to their pets and throw them away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot access them. Consumers who have had this products in their homes should clean refrigerators and freezers where the products were stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with.
For more information about Texas Tripe Inc. salmonella lawsuit, or about salmonella lawsuits in general, or to speak to a Raw Pet Food Salmonella Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.
Red Lobster Hepatitis Lawyer update: Red Lobster employee in Florida tested positive for Hepatitis A.
On Tuesday July 30th, the Pinellas County Health Department and the Division of Hotels and Restaurants conducted a joint inspection after they received a report that an employee from Red Lobster in Largo, FL, tested positive for Hepatitis A. The Red Lobster restaurant in which the employee worked is located in 10500 E Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33771.
In the inspection the state found almost 40 violations at Red Lobster in what is a potential Hepatitis Outbreak. During the inspection the inspectors saw staff handling dirty dishes and then serving fresh food without washing their hands and employees touching ready-to-eat food with their bare hands – one inspector even saw the cook switch from working with raw food to ready-to-eat food without washing his hands. Some of the most severe violation’s included raw tuna being stored with over cooked shrimp and tortillas, a build-up of old food debris and dirt on oven mitts, and food being stored at unsafe temperatures.
According to Red Lobster Hepatitis Lawyer Ron Simon, a national Hepatitis A Lawyer, Hepatitis A can be spread by consuming food prepared by an infected person who recently used the bathroom and failed to wash his or her hands. Careful dedication to sanitation and hygiene, such as properly washing hands with soap and water, reduces the likelihood of transferring Hepatitis A.
Ron Simon advises everyone older than the age of one to get vaccinated as a way to prevent HAV infection, and to do so quickly if they recently ate at the Red Lobster in Largo, Florida. Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared a Public Health Emergency over the state’s Hepatitis A epidemic, and free vaccines are being offered to Tampa Bay residents.
If you or somebody you love has contracted the viral HAV infection, contact a qualified Hepatitis A lawyer as soon as you are able. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Ron Simon has helped thousands of clients across the nation recover over $700,000,000 in damages.
For more information about a Hepatitis A lawsuit, or to speak to a Red Lobster Hepatitis Lawyer call 1-888-335-4901.
Cooper’s Hawk Winery Cyclospora Lawyer Update
Coopers Hawk Winery and Restaurant in Jacksonville, Florida has been identified to be linked to a cyclospora outbreak with 80 people reporting ill so far – other patrons, at different locations, have also reported illnesses, but tests are pending and no conclusive link has yet been established. The law firm of Ron Simon & Associates is currently investigating those other claims.
The Cooper’s Hawk Winery Cyclospora outbreak in Florida began when many patrons began feeling ill after eating at the restaurant in mid-June. A large number of the reported cases of the outbreak were from members of the Exchange Club, who held a banquet at the restaurant and began feeling ill after consuming food during the event.
80 patrons are claiming to have experienced food poisoning after eating at the restaurant, and the number of cases of patrons who began feeling ill after eating at Coopers Hawk Winery keeps increasing. Many of the patrons who began feeling ill tested positive for cyclospora.
Cyclospora is a parasite that is most common in the tropical regions closer to the equator. A national Cyclospora lawyer stated “Given the large amount of imported food, cyclospora is a parasite that just last year infected over 500 people in the McDonald’s Cyclospora outbreak after McDonald’s salads were found to be contaminated throughout the mid-west leading to withdrawal of salads at 300 McDonald locations.”
According to the CDC the period between becoming infected and becoming sick is usually around 1 week. Cyclospora symptoms may include:
Any patron who has eaten at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant on Big Island Drive near the St. Johns Town Center in Jacksonville, Florida on June are encouraged to seek medical attention. Ron Simon a national Cyclospora lawyer noted, the vast majority of the illnesses do not get identified easily and often have to return for medical attention on several occasions before a proper Cyclospora screen is performed. Cysclospora is not found in a stool culture or even a traditional ova and parasite screen. A full Gastrointestinal Panel looking for Cyclospora is required, and often the search must be repeated several times.
For more information about a Cooper’s hawk Winery & Restaurant Cyclospora lawsuit, to speak to a Cooper’s Hawk Winery Cyclospora Lawyer, or discuss cyclospora lawsuits or claims generally, call 1-888-335-4901.
Food Poisoning Lawyer Update: Tequila’s Mexican Grill Closes Due to Mystery Illness
It’s been a difficult week for this Charlotte, Michigan restaurant, Tequila’s Mexican Grill, but more so for the nearly 40 patrons reporting illness following a meal there. Health officials have worked this week to identify the cause and while they have not found it, they were able to rule out ‘norovirus’. This discovery, widening the mystery, led to a second closure this week. Having been ordered to shut their doors on Tuesday, Tequila’s was given the green light to reopen them following inspection by the Barry-Eaton District Health Department. In the following days more patrons reported digestive illness and the Health Department once again ordered them closed for investigation effective Friday night, June 21.
Health officials, as is protocol, supervised clean up of the restaurant – both kitchen and dining area and verified all prepared food was thrown out. And, as the Department of Health works through this mystery outbreak, they will not even consider allowing re-opening until confirmation that all food-handling standards are being met at this establishment.
Tequila’s Mexican Grill is inspected twice annually and all violations addressed in the most recent inspection, April of this year, were corrected according to officials. These violations had to do with temperatures used to both store and cool food and storage of raw meats in close proximity to ready-to-eat foods.
There is no time-table for re-opening as inspectors use data collected and assistance from those having fallen ill in hopes to get at an answer. As of Fridays’ closure 39 patrons reported illness but more reports were coming in. Health officials have declined to update the number of reports at this time.
The almost 40 patrons reporting illness so far were all experiencing gastrointestinal issues. Symptoms included abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Food poisoning, or foodborne illness can start within just hours of consuming contaminated food. Generally, food poisoning is caused by improperly handled or improperly cooked items, however, the problem can arise any time during processing of the food. Typically, the cause is found to be infectious organisms such as bacteria, viruses or parasites found in the consumed product.
Safe food handling makes all the difference in food safety and the Health Department expects restaurants such as Tequilas’ Mexican Grill to remain in compliance. Consumers deserve a meal that is not only delicious, but safely prepared.
For more information about the Tequila’s Mexican Grill Closure, or to speak to a Food Poisoning Lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.
Daycare Outbreak Lawyer: Lack of hand washing could be cause of salmonella at daycare
A daycare in Omaha, Nebraska, where 100 children were enrolled is the site of a salmonella outbreak that may have been caused by employees not washing their hands before preparing food. Douglas County health officials are investigating the outbreak at the Elite Childcare Academy, but it is still unknown how many children became sick from the salmonella.
Health officials have not pinpointed a source for the salmonella but suspect the infection may have occurred when employees did not properly wash their hands after changing a child’s diaper and before handling or serving food to the children at the daycare.
Elite Childcare Academy has closed until further notice, as employees are undergoing training and are cleaning the facility. Douglas County health officials must give permission for the daycare to re-open, after certain health and safety requirements are satisfactorily met.
Daycare operators sent notices to the children’s families in an attempt to help determine the source of the salmonella. They have confirmed that children attending the daycare were infected with salmonella but did not specify how many were ill.
It is possible for some people to be infected with the bacteria and to not get sick or show any symptoms, but to still be able to spread the infection to others, so health officials are urging families to watch their children and all family members for symptoms of salmonella contamination.
Those symptoms can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 6 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients need to be hospitalized.
TO speak to a Daycare Outbreak Lawyer, or to discuss a childcare salmonella outbreak or any other outbreak at a childcare facility, call 1-888-335-4901.
Raw oysters sicken 12 in California: Speak to a Raw Oyster Lawyer Now
An outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses in California has been linked to raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received reports from 12 consumers that they became ill between February and April 2019 after eating raw oysters sold by restaurants and retailers in Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, and San Diego counties.
Raw oysters linked to the foodborne illnesses were distributed throughout the state of California. Health investigators conducted tests on eight cases related to the illnesses and found multiple pathogens: Vibrio parahaemolyticus (3), Vibrio albensis (1), Vibrio species unidentified (1), Shigella flexneri serotype 1 (2), and norovirus (1). In addition, one of the Vibrio parahaemolyticus cases was co-infected with non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. coli.
Retailers and restaurants throughout the state of California should check their inventory and shellfish tags that are required to identify the source to avoid any raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Consumers are advised to ask retailers and restaurants to confirm the source of their raw oysters before purchasing and eating them.
CDPH is continuing their investigation into the foodborne illnesses linked to raw oysters, working with local health officials to collect additional information and to conduct a traceback investigation. Consumers, retailers, and restaurants who have any of these raw oysters in their possession should dispose of them properly as they are potentially contaminated with one of the toxins found by health investigators.
CDPH has offered tips for consumers to remember when consuming raw shellfish:
E. Coli Lawyer Ron Simon: “The Key to the source is Georgia’s 27 E. coli victims. E. Coli numbers have been rising in Georgia as more and more victims are identified in the E. coli Raw Beef Outbreak. It is likley that Georgia will be the first to identify the source.”
Georgia has become one of the hardest hit states in the multi-state e. coli outbreak that has sickened over 100 people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continues to investigate the outbreak but has determined that the probable source of the e. coli infections is ground beef. No specific brand or producer of the contaminated ground beef has yet been pinpointed.
There are now 27 reports of illnesses in Georgia related to e. coli in ground beef, with 3 Georgians being hospitalized for their symptoms. Kentucky has the highest number of illnesses, with 54, and Tennessee is reporting 28 illnesses linked to e. coli in ground beef.
The outbreak began in March 2019 and has expanded to include six bordering states: Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana. The CDC has found, through its interviews with those who have become ill, that consumers who became sick during the outbreak ate ground beef at home and in restaurants. Investigators are still trying to determine the source of the ground beef supplied to those grocery stores and restaurant locations connected to the people who became ill.
The CDC also anticipates that the number of illnesses will increase. It typically takes about two or three weeks between the time an infected consumer seeks medical attention and the time the case is reported to health officials.
Even with the multiple illnesses across six states, the CDC is not recommending that consumers avoid eating ground beef at this time. Nor is the agency recommending that retailers stop serving or selling ground beef. Consumers and food preparers in restaurants are advised to handle ground beef safely and to cook it thoroughly to avoid foodborne illness.
E. coli Beef Attorney Update: E. coli outbreak spreads to Indiana
Indiana has been added to the list of states affected by a beef e. coli outbreak that began in early March of 2019. The beef e. coli outbreak has been linked to contaminated ground beef, although a specific source has not yet been identified according to E. coli Beef Lawyer Ron Simon, this is likely to change in the very near future.
On April 12, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added Indiana to the states in the region with reports of illnesses from e. coli contamination, joining Kentucky, Georgia, Ohio, Virginia, and Tennesssee. Because it is a multi-state outbreak, the CDC has taken the lead in the epidemiological investigation. As E.coli lawyer Tony Coveny explains:
“Anytime you have an outbreak that crosses state lines, like in a criminal case such as a kidnapping where the FBI is brought in, the outbreak becomes a federal matter and the CDC assumes control. They still work primarily through the local health agencies which, of course, report to each state health agency. The local health departments provide the boots on the ground and usually the key to an outbreak is uncovered by one of those agencies. It is an effective system with one caveat – the time form infection to reporting to testing to including a victim in the official numbers at the CDC can lag for weeks due to the number of intervening entities. Nonetheless, the United States is well respected for its ability to track an outbreak, and the network of health departments, especially including the tools like PulseNet, is the most efficient system on the planet.”
According to local reports, at least one person in Indiana has become ill from contaminated ground beef to date, though there is scant information on whether they purchased and consumed the beef in Indiana or a neighboring state. The CDC emphasizes that the count of illnesses generally increases as more consumers seek medical assistance. The process typically takes 2-3 weeks from the time someone becomes ill to the time the CDC receives the report from the healthcare professional. Seventeen people have been hospitalized because of the severity of their e. coli symptoms.
Investigations into the source of the e. coli contamination began at the end of March, when a number of illnesses were reported in Kentucky and Georgia. As noted by E. coli lawyer Coveny above, the outbreak then became a federal matter when it spread to neighboring states, including Tennessee, Ohio, and Virginia. Indiana was only added when the Indiana resident’s illness was identified as e. coli O103, the same strain as the outbreak, and that contamination was traced to ground beef.
Kentucky is experiencing the highest number of illnesses, with 54 reported as of April 12, 2019. (At least three of the Kentucky victims have contacted the e. coli beef attorneys s at Ron Simon & Associates so far, even though it is a bit premature to file a beef e. coli lawsuit at this time.) Tennessee has 28 reported cases of e. coli contamination, while Georgia has 17, Ohio has 7, and Virginia has 2. As of the April 12, 2019, report from the CDC, no common supplier, distributor, or brand of ground beef has been identified.
To speak to one of the beef e. coli lawyers at Ron Sion & Associates, or to discuss a beef e. coli lawsuit, call 1-888-335-4901.