How Safe Is Your Food?
July 19, 2014
Applebee’s in Minnesota recently went under fire for an outbreak of E. coli O111, and that it has “changed suppliers” in the state.
At least 13 people in Minnesota have fallen ill in the outbreak, with seven of them having eaten at Applebee’s. Because the other six cases have no apparent connection to Applebee’s, Minnesota health officials believe the outbreak has been caused by a “widely distributed food item” and may not necessarily have been served at Applebee’s.
With two other states being investigated for other outbreaks, questions of restaurant food safety looms.