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Michigan E. coli Outbreak Traced to McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC

The Michigan Department of Health announced on August 10, 2011 that a total of 5 confirmed Shiga toxin-producing E. coli cases and 4 probable cases have been reported in Lapeer, Genesee, Isabella, and Sanilac counties. E. coli outbreak victims consumed the contaminated meat purchased from both the McNees Meats and Wholesale retail location and local restaurants and fell ill with E. coli infections between July 18-30. Six outbreak victims have been hospitalized.

Ground Beef Recalled for E. coli O157:NM

McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC of North Branch, Michigan recalled approximately 360 pounds of ground beef products for potential E. coli O157:NM contamination on August 10, and later expanded its recall to include 2,200 pounds of ground beef products, including:

  • 1 and 10-lb. clear packages of “McNees Ground Beef Bulk.”
  • 1 to1.5-lb., approximate weight clear plastic bags of “McNees Ground beef patties.”
  • 1-lb. packages of “McNees Ground Round.”
  • 1 and 2-lb packages of “McNees Ground Beef Bulk” sold in red and white plastic bags.

The ground beef products were sold to restaurants in Armada, Lapeer and North Branch, Michigan, and at the McNees Meats and Wholesale LLC retail establishment.

E. coli

E. coli O157:NM is a potentially deadly bacterium that can cause bloody diarrhea, dehydration, and in the most severe cases, kidney failure. The kidney failure caused by E. coli O157:NM is associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome, or HUS. The very young, seniors and persons with weak immune systems are the most susceptible to E. coli illness.

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