The CDC reported that its epidemiologic data show that Simple Truth Organic brand and Nature’s Basket brand Organic Power Greens may be contaminated with E. coli and maybe making people sick. As of December 29, 2021, 13 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from six states (AK (2), WA (7), CA (1), OH (1), OR (1), MS (1)). Of 12 people with information available, four have been hospitalized, and one person developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). No deaths have been reported. Of 10 people who provided brand information, 6 ate or bought Simple Truth Organic Power Greens, and 1 ate Nature’s Basket Organic Power Greens. Both Organic Power Greens salads have the same mix of leafy greens: organic spinach, mizuna, kale, and chard. Several sick people reported using these salads in smoothies. WGS showed that bacteria from sick people’s samples are closely related genetically. This suggests that people in this outbreak got sick from the same food. @ https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2021/o157h7-12-21/details.html
CDC reports that Simple Truth Organic brand and Nature’s Basket brand Organic Power Greens may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7
Investigation Details | E. coli Outbreak Linked to Packaged Salads | CDC
Read previous investigation details about an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to packaged salads.