A ground bison E. coli outbreak has sickened 21 people in seven states, eight people have hospitalized. A recall for ground bison and bison patties produced by Northfork Bison Distributions, Inc. in Saint-Leonard, Quebec, Canada was issued on July 16, 2019. Consumers who have purchased these products should not eat them as E. coli can cause serious illness.
Case totals from the seven states are:
- Connecticut 1
- Florida 4
- Michigan 1
- Missouri 1
- New Jersey 2
- New York 9
- Pennsylvania 3
In interviews with health officials, the people who were sickened in this outbreak between March 18, 2019, and June 18, 2019, reported eating ground bison before they became ill. These case-patients, who range in age from 6 to 79 years old, said they ate ground bison at restaurants and at home.
Health officials have not released the names of the restaurants that served the contaminated bison, but that is not a requirement before a lawsuit to be filed.
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