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2010 Multistate Outbreak of E. coli O26 Linked to Cargill Meat Solutions Ground Beef Sold at BJ's Wholesale Club

A recall of ground beef was issued on August 28 when three people developed illnesses caused by rare strain of E. coli O26 after they had eaten the product. The ground beef produced by Cargill Meat Solutions, of Pennsylvania and sold at BJ's Wholesale Clubs. Three cases were reported. Two lived in Maine and one lived in New York.

Tags:
  • Outbreak began:
  • August 2010
  • Affected Country:
  • US
  • Affected States/Territories:
  • New York, Maine
  • Organism(s):
  • Non-O157 STEC
  • Vehicle(s):
  • Beef, Ground Beef
  • Molecular Results Available:
  • Yes
  • Test Results:
  • Unknown
  • Location(s):
  • Wholesale Club
  • Brand Name(s):
  • BJ's Wholesale Club
  • Product Subject to Recall:
  • Yes
  • Total ill:
  • 3
  • 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:
  • No
  • Number Hospitalized:
  • 0
  • Any Deaths:
  • No
  • Number Dead:
  • 0

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