At Least a Dozen Victims in the I. M. Healthy E. coli Outbreak: SoyNut Butter Products the Likely Source
A national I. M. Healthy E. coli outbreak has been confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), alongside other federal and local health agencies, such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (MDH). In a warning to consumers, the MDH identified the strain of E. coli as O157:H7, the most common strain identified in food borne illness outbreaks, and a Shiga toxin-producing strain (STEC). The CDC and FDA meanwhile say they have identified at least a dozen victims of the I. M. Healthy E. coli outbreak so far.
The I. M. Healthy E. coli outbreak has been linked to SoyNut products, which boast being peanut free, tree nut free, dairy free, and egg and gluten free. These are made by I. M. Health, a Illinois company located at 4220 Commercial Way in Glenview, Illinois. At present, no SoyNut lawsuit has been announced, but this may change as the I. M. Healthy E. coli outbreak is covered in the national news.