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

M.S. Dhoni Criticised For ‘Baffling’ Approach Against England

first_imgBirmingham: Wicketkeeper-batsman M.S. Dhoni once again found himself at the receiving end for his lack of intent during India’s first defeat in the ongoing World Cup as they lost to England by 31 runs at Edgbaston.Chasing 337 on Sunday, India could manage 306/5 in their full quota of 50 overs with Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav remaining unbeaten on 42 (31 balls) and 12 (13 balls) respectively.After Hardik Pandya fell in the 45th over of the chase, India required 71 from the final five overs. All eyes were on Dhoni who has been known as the chase master and is counted among the best finishers in the game.However, the 37-year-old along with Jadhav, struggled and the duo were only able to fetch 39 in the final 31 balls, which included 20 singles and seven dot deliveries.Dhoni’s batting approach was questioned by many, including the likes of former skippers Sourav Ganguly and Nasser Hussain. “I don’t have an explanation for that. You asked me the question but I can’t explain these singles. It’s also the length and the bounce that has deceived the Indian batsmen. You can’t be chasing 338 and still have five wickets in the end.“It’s about mindset and the way you look at the game. The message had to be clear: no matter where it comes and no matter where the ball lands you have to find the boundary,” said Ganguly while commentating during the last 10 overs of India’s chase.Hussain, who was commentating alongside Ganguly, also failed to understand the batting approach adopted by Dhoni in the death overs.“I am completely baffled. What’s going on! This is not what India needed. They need runs. What are they doing? Some Indian fans are leaving now. Surely they must want to see Dhoni go for his shots, even if he slogs it off in the air. It’s a World Cup game, top two sides, give it a go! Indian fans would want their side to do a little bit more. They want their side to go down with a fight. Risk it to win it,” said Hussain.Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar also termed Dhoni’s batting approach as “baffling”.“If there was any team that had the ability to stop India’s winning run. It was England. Dhoni’s approach in the last few overs however was baffling,” said Manjrekar on Twitter.Meanwhile, skipper Virat Kohli, once again came to Dhoni’s defence and said that the wicket got slower towards the end of the game which made scoring big hits quite difficult.“I think MS was trying really hard to get the boundary but it wasn’t coming off. They bowled in good areas and the ball was stopping, hence it was difficult to bat towards the end,” said Kohli after the game. IANS Also Read: Former Indian Skipper M.S. Dhoni Must Bat at 4: Dean Joneslast_img read more