Tuesday, April 11


"The federal government warned consumers Monday to take precautions cooking meat after disease detectives concluded there is a connection between 14 cases of illness caused by a dangerous strain of E. coli that has been found in seven states across the country in the last six months.

Amanda Eamich, spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service, said scientific tests only recently connected the illnesses to the same pathogen - known by its scientific name E. coli 0157:H7 - but the source of the pathogen has not yet been determined."

Since they haven't nailed down (or at least, finished PR negotiations with) the source, this is not a recall yet, but you can still be on the lookout for listeria-soaked dried beef and ham salad until they do.