Nebraska firm’s beef linked to E coli outbreak

first_img Jun 25 FSIS release about Kroger ground beef recallhttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/R01-2008_Release/index.asp Meanwhile, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday that as of Jun 27, 35 cases had been linked to the outbreak though epidemiological studies and genetic fingerprinting, including 17 in Michigan and 18 in Ohio. Illness onset dates range from May 30 to Jun 14, the CDC reported. Nineteen patients have been hospitalized, and one developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a sometimes-fatal kidney condition. No deaths have been reported. Though the recalled products originally bore the establishment number “EST. 19336,” retail products subject to the recall will not carry that mark because they were further processed at other establishments, the agency said. The recalled products, totaling 531,707 pounds, consist of trim, chuck, and other components typically processed into ground beef. Jun 30 FSIS press releasehttp://www.fsis.usda.gov/News_&_Events/Recall_022_2008_Release/index.asp Nebraska Beef, Ltd., located in Omaha, was identified as a supplier of beef to certain Kroger grocery stores in Michigan and Ohio, according to a press release from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). On Jun 25, Kroger recalled an undetermined amount of its ground beef from stores in Michigan and central and northwestern Ohio with sell-by dates ranging from May 21 to Jun 8.center_img The trace-back investigation has revealed that ground beef samples from two federally-inspected establishments supplied by Nebraska Beef and multiple samples of Kroger ground beef from patients’ homes were contaminated with E coli matching the outbreak strain, the FSIS reported. See also: Jul 1, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced yesterday that a Nebraska company has recalled about 530,000 pounds of beef after the company’s products were implicated in an Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak that has sickened 35 people in Michigan and Ohio. Jun 30 CDC press releasehttp://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/june2008outbreak/index.htmllast_img read more

Australian tourism seeks urgent help

first_imgThe fires, which have killed 29 peopleand razed bushland, have hit several coastal towns. Prime Minister Scott Morrison earlierthis week welcomed a United States move to downgrade a travel warning. A wallaby eats after the National Parks and Wildlife Service staff air-dropped carrots and sweet potatoes in bushfire-stricken areas around Wollemi and Yengo National Parks in New South Wales, Australia on Jan. 11. NSW DPIE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY AND SCIENCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS Tourismaccounts for over three percent of Australia’s A$1.95-trillion economy, with9-million foreigners visiting the country annually. center_img MELBOURNE – Australia’s peak tourismbody estimated the country’s bushfire crisis has so far cost the industryalmost A$1 billion ($690 million) and called for urgent help from thegovernment to lure back visitors.   Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham saidhe would seek firsthand feedback from tourism bosses at Thursday’s meeting anddevise a strategy to reassure visitors that many tourism destinations areuntainted by fires.(Reuters)last_img read more

Wildcats On Winning Side Against Spartans

first_imgFC earned their first win of the year on Thursday, beating Connersville 5-2.Alex Bischoff got the win on the mound, pitching a complete game while giving up just 4 hits and 2 unearned runs. Dalton Durbin led FC with 2 hits and 2 stolen bases, while Jimmy Disney (2), Garrett Ertel, Augustus Runyon and Bischoff all had RBI’s.FC will host Union County for a doubleheader on Saturday.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Derek Stang.last_img

Cricket News Kyle Abbott, Former South Africa Pacer, Takes 17 Wickets In Two Days In England County Match

first_imgNew Delhi: The England County Season is nearing the end but that has not stopped the league from creating plenty of records. In the game between Somerset and Hampshire at the Aeges Bowl in Southampton, Kyle Abbott, the former South Africa pacer created a unique slice of history as Hampshire dented Somerset’s title prospects in the first division of the England County season. On a seaming wicket, Hampshire were tottering at 88/7 but Liam Dawson shared a 92-run stand for the eighth wicket with Keith Barker to stage a revival. Dawson smashed a century and Hampshire were bowled out for 196. In Somerset’s innings, Abbott began with a bang as he trapped India cricketer Murali Vijay for 0 and he proceeded to rip through the entire batting line-up. Abbott ended with staggering figures of 9/40 in 18.4 overs and he was denied a chance of a perfect 10 when Fidel Edwards got rid of Tom Banton. Armed with a lead of 54, James Vince led from the front with a magnificent 142 as Hampshire ended on 226 and Somerset was given a target of 281. In the second innings, Steve Davies and Murali Vijay shared a 86-run stand as they looked to cause an upset. However, Abbott returned for his second spell and in a devastating display of bowling, he picked up six wickets in six overs. Dawson picked up two wickets but Abbott was once again the star as he ended with figures of 17/86 in 36.4 overs to give Hampshire a crushing 136-run win. Also Read | Gloucestershire sign West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel on a three-game county dealAbbott’s figures are the best-ever by a Hampshire bowler in the history of the England County circuit. The best figures in the history of First Class cricket is held by Jim Laker, who took 19/90 in the Manchester Test in 1956. In that match, Laker took the game’s first perfect 10 as he took all 10 wickets in the second innings. In the first innings, he was denied a chance to take 10 wickets as Jim Burke was dismissed by Tony Lock.Also Read | Alastair Cook brushes aside potential Ashes 2019 return, says ‘played last game for England’The final round of the County Games will take place from September 23 to September 26. With Somerset’s loss, Essex are firmly in pole position to retain their title. Essex are on top with 220 points followed by Somerset who are second with 208 points. The title clash will boil down to the last day with Somerset squaring off against Essex in Taunton while Hampshire take on Kent. Essex will retain the County title if they avoid defeat against Somerset while Somerset will have to win and bowl Essex out for a paltry score. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more