Meat products including poultry are frequently implicated in food-borne infections. The CDC has recently concluded an epidemiologic investigation involving an outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E.coli strain O157-H7. Twenty nine patients among twelve states were identified as being infected with the specific outbreak strain.
Twelve patients were hospitalized with nine developing Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome, a serious complication of infection. The vehicle of infection was contaminated Healthy Brand SoyNut Butter frequently fed to children.