Tainted Strawberries in Oregon

August 8, 2011

Oregon Public Health has reported that berries tainted with E.coli 0157:H7 have been traced to a Jaquith Strawberry Farm, in Washington County. 

It has been reported that 16 people have been sickened and 1 person has died as a result of the outbreak. 

Since the berries were available from a farmers market and roadside stand, they will not have a label. Consumers who purchased berries  in the area before the end of July, should throw them out. This includes any berries that were frozen or made into jam during that time. 

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