Monday, September 26, 2016

Dreaded 0157:H7 strikes ag

The dreaded poison-producing E. coli 0157:H7 has struck again, this time sickening seven people across four states who ate meat from Adams Farm in Massachusetts.

Beef products are probably the cause, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From June 27 to September 4, seven people ages one to 74 from West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts contracted E. coli O157:H7.

No deaths have been reported, but five of the seven have been hospitalized, the CDC reported.

The CDC, the Department of Agriculture and multiple states are investigating the outbreak, which was traced to the Adams Farm Slaughterhouse in Athol, Massachusetts.

The company has recalled beef, veal and bison products.