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Health department issues public recommendation following E.coli tests

Jun 08, 2007 - After 11 confirmed cases of E.coli in Fresno County in the last two weeks, the Health Department has issued a public recommendation following the return of lab results that indicate samples from "The Meat Market Grill" tested positive for E.coli.

The samples were sent to the California Department of Health Services last week after reports of illness began surfacing on May 26.

The public health recommendation is as follows:

Some food product samples have tested positive for E.coli O157:H7. The Department of Community Health strongly urges consumers who may have purchased cooked tri-tip from The Grill on May 18 or May 19 to discard the product or return it to The Grill at 460 West Alluvial.

The Health Department says there are steps to prevent the spread of E.coli, which include:

Washing hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for 20 seconds

  • before and after handling food
after using the toilet or changing a baby's diaperafter blowing the nose, coughing or sneezing

Prevent contamination of food by:

  • cleaning cooking surfaces and utensils thoroughly
separating raw meat, poultry, fish, and their juices from other foodsrefrigerating perishable foods appropriately and cooking food thoroughly

More on this outbreak: The Grill at the Meat Market E. coli Outbreak

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