Food Safety Bulletin

Food Safety Bulletin
K. Wil.
March 20, 2012
Rebecca Leathers

Food Safety Bulletin
The Purple Tribune Spinach associated with E-coli outbreak; Outbreak of E-coli O157:H7 Infections from Spinach Article by: Kerensa Williams Staff Reporter, Kerensa Williams Posted: March 18, 2012. In October 2006, 199 individuals were contaminated with the epidemic of E. coliO157:H7 have been called into the CDC from 26 states (CDC, 2006). The individuals who became sick, 102 had to be admitted to the hospital and 31 acquired a kind of kidney collapse know as hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). Approximately, 141were identified as females, and 22 were identified as children below the age of 5. The individuals who were between the ages of 18-59 also became ill with HUS. These individuals took ill between August 19 and September 5. The peak period began August 30 to September 1, according to the CDC (CDC, 2006). The Center for Disease Control, and The Food and Drug Administration are advising that all consumers who brought spinach from neighboring supermarkets that could be contaminated be returned (open or unopened) for a full refund. To ensure the residents are more content with the contamination the Purple Tribune will provide some data to offer alertness to the illness.

What is E. coli O157H7?
E coli O157:H7 is a type of E. coli germ that produces the main members of one group of EEC only a small quantity is required to produce a virus. The virus connects itself to the human intestinal cells once this takes place it starts killing the cells, and this can cause anemia, harm to platelets, and kills in the kidneys and other organs. The bacterium that causes the issue is known as Shiga toxins, called STX1, andSTX2 known as Vero toxins (Toxins are substances that cause are produced by bacteria and they damage human cells) (Arnade, Calvin, & Kuchler, 2009).E. coli O157:H7 is a virus from a bacterium from Shiga toxins. E. Coli OO157H7 has the effects of nausea,...