About E. coli

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Outbreaks

Sodexho (Sequoias Retirement Center) E. coli Outbreak

In October, 2003, the San Mateo County Health Services Agency commenced an investigation of an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak among residents and employees of The Sequoias Portola Valley retirement community in San Mateo County. The SMCHSA ultimately linked thirteen confirmed and three probable cases of E. coli O157:H7. Ten persons were hospitalized, and three people died.

The SMCHSA's investigation concluded that the E. coli O157:H7 outbreak and infections were associated with the consumption of food, most likely raw spinach, by the outbreak victims. The food was prepared and served to the facility residents by Sodexho, as a component of meals it prepared and served to residents.

Marler Clark has filed two lawsuits on behalf of victims of this outbreak.

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