PM Beef Holdings E. coli OutbreakThe Minnesota Department of Health (MDOH) issued a press release on May 8, 2007, stating that an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak had been traced to ground beef purchased at four stores: Byerly’s St. Louis Park, Byerly’s Minnetonka, Byerly’s Chanhasen, and Lunds Edina – all west metro Minneapolis stores. As a precautionary measure, Lunds and Byerly’s removed all potentially contaminated ground beef from meat cases at their stores.
According to MDOH, five adults and two children became ill with E. coli infections after eating the contaminated ground beef, which was purchased in mid-April. All victims became ill with symptoms of E. coli infections between April 21 and April 28 after consuming the meat. Three individuals were hospitalized.