Williams Brothers Meat Market in Washington, Missouri tied to E. coli Outbreak

According to the Missourian Staff Writer Kavahn Mansouri, a recall on ham sold at Williams Brothers Meat Market, Washington, was issued this week after four confirmed cases of E. coli were linked back to the local butcher. An investigation by the Franklin County Health Department began in August after the office became aware of the reported cases. According to the department, an epidemiological investigation identified a link between the cases and a case reported in June. It was determined a ham product purchased at Williams Brothers was the source of the illnesses. The department reported four confirmed cases from that ham and one probable case with the same strain. Williams Brothers is recalling all cured or smoked ready-to-eat whole ham, ham steaks and sandwich ham products packaged between May 25 and June 1 due to the potential contamination. Owner Steve Williams said he’s been working closely with the health department, FDA and FISA. He said approximately 125 pounds…

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