E.coli News

Sniffing Out Particles, Singling Out Pigs: Food Industry Urged to Embrace Robots, AI

E.coli in beef. Metal shavings in bread crumbs. Contaminated water on vegetables. The food industry has its share of quality control scandals and their insurers have had their share of claims. Some believe food would be a lot safer to …

Romaine Lettuce Outbreak Highlights Safety Measures in Produce Industry

After repeated food poisoning outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce, the produce industry is confronting the failure of its own safety measures in preventing contaminations. The E. coli outbreak announced just before Thanksgiving follows one in the spring that sickened more …

Chipotle to Reopen Virginia Restaurant After Norovirus Reports

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. said it will reopen a Virginia restaurant on Wednesday, two days after it was closed due to reports that several customers had fallen ill with suspected norovirus. Shares of the restaurant chain tumbled more than 4 …

Arkansas Company Recalls 5,850 Pounds of Chicken Products

Arkansas-based Simmons Prepared Foods says it’s recalling 5,850 pounds of frozen chicken products that may have been breaded with flour contaminated with E. coli bacteria. Simmons says the frozen, uncooked chicken tenderloins were produced on Jan. 25 and sold in …

Washington Suit Filed over E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Dairy Festival

A school district is among the targets of a lawsuit over an E. coli outbreak linked to sickened kids who attended a dairy festival field trip in Washington. The Seattle Times reported families of six kids sickened after last year’s …

Chipotle’s New Procedures Highlight Food Safety in Wake of E. Coli

Perfect food safety is not possible, but Chipotle is trying to get as close to that ideal as they can with new procedures and testing inside and outside their restaurants, the company’s founder and CEO said during a visit earlier …

E. Coli Not Confirmed in Costco Salad Parts after More Testing

Federal officials said Tuesday further testing was unable to confirm the presence of E. coli in the onions and celery used to make chicken salad at Costco warehouses across the country. But the Montana public health officials who did the …

Expanding E. Coli Outbreak Prompts Warning of Sales Slide from Chipotle

Chipotle said Friday that an outbreak of E. coli linked to its restaurants sent sales plummeting by as much as 22 percent in recent weeks and that it could no longer reasonably estimate sales for next year. The Denver-based chain …

More Cases May Be Reported in Chipotle E. Coli Outbreak in Pacific Northwest

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., which is revamping its food-supply standards in the wake of an E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens, said additional cases may be reported as states provide data to federal agencies. The illnesses, which the Centers for …

California Farm Recalls Produce Used in Costco’s E. Coli-linked Salad

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said. …