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Washington State health officials are warning about a multi-county outbreak of E. coli food poisoning that has been linked to a PCC Community Markets yogurt brand made by Pure Eire Dairy.
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What’s the Problem?

This recall [1] affects all flavors, sizes, and best-by dates of PCC Organic Grass-Fed Yogurt (all 8-oz. and 16-oz containers). PCC Community Markets also warned that the following PCC deli items may contain recalled yogurt:

  • Yogurt (salad bar)
  • Butter Chicken (hot bar and to-go casseroles)
  • Spicy Yellow Curry Chicken (hot bar and to-go casseroles)
  • Tzatziki Sauce (grain bowl bar, to-go spreads)
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding (refrigerated desserts)

The E. coli outbreak includes 11 confirmed cases to date, with 8 in King County and 1 each in Benton, Snohomish and Walla Walla counties, according to the Seattle Times.

Of the 11 cases, 7 people have been hospitalized and 3 developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a serious condition that affects blood and blood vessels and can result in kidney failure.

Health officials say they are working with Pure Eire Dairy to identify and recall all products contaminated with E. coli. An official from PCC Community Markets said its stores have stopped using the recalled yogurt in its prepared foods and will refund customers who return yogurt.

This recall began on May 14, 2021.

Survival of E. Coli During Manufacture of Yogurt: Study

A study published in the journal Food Science and Technology [2.] investigated the survivability of E. coli O157:H7 in yogurts with different lactose content.

For the study, researchers prepared 6 different types of yogurts: Traditional yogurt (TY); Pre hydrolyzed yogurt (PHY); Lactose-free yogurt (LFY); Traditional inoculated yogurt (TIY); Pre hydrolyzed inoculated yogurt (PHIY), and Lactose-free inoculated yogurt (LFIY).

Results of the study found that E. coli counts decreased during fermentation and that the bacteria were able to survive for 10 days in TIY and PHIY, and for 22 days in LFIY. LAB counts were with a minimum of 7 log cfu g−1 in all groups.

The study’s authors concluded that contamination by E. coli O157:H7 before fermentation increases its survival, especially in lactose-free milk.

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The Food Poisoning Litigation Group at Schmidt & Clark, LLP law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in PCC Markets Yogurt Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new food poisoning cases in all 50 states.

If you or a loved one had symptoms of food poisoning after eating recalled yogurt, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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