Saturday, May 6, 2017

Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli & Food Safety

"ALERT: Outbreak Linked to E.coli

CDC, FDA, and several states are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to I.M. Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter. If you have any recalled products in your home, throw them away. Learn more about the recall and read our advice to consumers.
Although most kinds of E. coli are harmless, others can make you sick. Learn about E. coli and what you can do to help lower your chances of infection.

What are Escherichia coli?

Escherichia coli (abbreviated as E. coli) are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and intestines of people and animals.
Most E. coli are harmless and are actually an important part of a healthy human intestinal tract. However, some E. coli can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, respiratory illness, bloodstream infections, and other illnesses. The types of E. coli that can cause illness can be transmitted through contaminated water or food, or through contact with animals or people..."

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