ATTENTION: Outbreak of E.
coli Infections in Kids Linked to Recalled Soynut Butter Products
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration, and several states are currently investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7
infections in several states. Most of the ill people are young children, and
several of them have developed a serious complication from their infection
called hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is a type of kidney failure.
Latest Outbreak Information From CDC
The latest outbreak information from CDC can be seen here: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2017/O157H7-03-17/index.html.
The children got sick after eating a soynut butter product made by the SoyNut Butter Co. under the brand I.M. Healthy. As a result, the company recalled the following products:
- All varieties of I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butters
- All varieties of I.M. Healthy Granola products
- Dixie Diner’s Club brand Carb Not™ Beanit Butter™.
Select this link to learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2017/O157H7-03-17/index.html.
Advice to Child Care Centers, Schools, and Other Institutions
- Child care centers, schools, and other institutions should not serve any of the recalled products, regardless of the date of purchase or the date listed on the container.
- Even if some of the product was eaten or served and no one got sick, throw the rest of it away. Put it in a sealed bag in the trash so that children, pets, or other animals can’t eat it.
- Check your institution’s food storage area for recalled products. Some of these products have a shelf life of 2 years.
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