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Tyson Ground Beef E. coli O157 Outbreak

On September 27, 2011 the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) announced a recall of approximately 131,000 pounds of ground beef product produced by Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination. 

The Ohio Department of Health notified FSIS on September 26 that it had detected multiple E. coli O157:H7 illnesses in Butler County with illness onset dates of September 8 - September 11, 2011.  During the investigation, health officials recovered leftover hamburger patties from the homes of the victims which ultimately tested positive for E. coli O157:H7.