West Seattle PCC Market Guacamole Tied to E.coli Outbreak

Store-made guacamole from a West Seattle PCC Community Market is the likely source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened five people in February, according to the Seattle & King County Public Health Department. One person was hospitalized.

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The illnesses occurred between February 14 and February 18, 2024. Tests were performed on cultures from four patients. All were positive for E. coli O157:H7. Genetic tests were then performed on the E. coli cultured from three patients. These tests revealed that all three patients were sickened by the same strain. This means they were all likely exposed to the same E. coli source.

Information collected by health officials identified one common source for all of the illnesses -store-made guacamole purchased at PCC Community Markets – West Seattle Co-op on February 10, 2024.

Salsa and Guacamole are Common Sources of Food Poisoning

Salsa and guacamole are common sources of food poisoning. About 84 percent of outbreaks linked to guacamole or salsa that occurred between 1984 and 2008 occurred in restaurant or deli settings, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Between 1998 and 2008, about 4 percent of restaurant-associated food poisoning outbreaks were associated with salsa or guacamole. Most often, the cause cited was either inappropriate storage temperatures or poor food worker hygiene.

PCC guacamole E.coli outbreak

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