Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Pattern of E. Coli Outbreaks Is Seen

Article in today's New York Times -- Pattern of E. Coli Outbreaks Is Seen, by the Associated Press:

    Federal health officials said Monday that before the current E. coli outbreak there
    had been 19 food-poisoning outbreaks since 1995 linked to lettuce and spinach. At
    least eight of those were traced to produce grown in the Salinas Valley in California.
    The outbreaks involved more than 400 cases of sickness and two deaths.

    The outbreaks led the Food and Drug Administration to write to California farmers
    last November, urging them to improve the safety of produce.

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