• Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to cake mix

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    An ongoing E. coli outbreak affecting 16 people in 12 states has been linked to cake mix.
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating the multistate outbreak of E. coli O121 infections from cake mix.
    All those sick are female and illness dates range from Feb. 26 to June 21.
    Sick people range in age from 2 to 73 years old, with a median of 13. Seventy-five percent are children under the age of 18. Children are more likely to have a severe E. coli infection.
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  • Cake mixes, raw flour previously linked to foodborne illness outbreaks

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    Health investigators continue to try to determine what brand of cake mixes are linked to a current E. coli O121 outbreak as they also work to find out what specific ingredients or ingredients are the sources of the contamination.
    The outbreak has sickened 16 people in 12 states with 7 patients requiring hospitalization. No recalls have been initiated in relation to the outbreak.
    “The true number of sick people in an outbreak is likely much higher than the number reported, and the outbreak may not be limited to the states with known illnesses. This is because many people recover without...
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