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Fruit likely source of E. coli outbreak

Fruit supplied by a Toledo caterer seems to be the likely source of an E. coli outbreak during fall in Toledo that killed one woman and sickened 14 others, according to the Toledo Blade.

In September, food from the caterer was served at seven separate events, including a wake, a wedding or bridal shower reception, and a physicians’ meeting.

The Ohio Department of Health released a preliminary report, in which they discuss the possibility of cross-contamination between contaminated meat and fruit. The report at this time does not address how that may have happened.

The caterer’s identity has not been released, though it’s expected to become public once a final report is done. The suppliers to the caterer have all yielded negative test results.

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