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Germany Says Bean Sprouts Likely E.Coli Source

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The German authorities say the outbreak has been particularly virulent because it has led to a potentially lethal complication, known as hemolytic uremic syndrome, or H.U.S., which causes kidney failure and neurological damage.

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http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hemolytic-uremic-syndrome/DS00876

Definition
By Mayo Clinic staff

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) is a condition that results from the abnormal premature destruction of red blood cells. Once this process begins, the damaged red blood cells start to clog the filtering system in the kidneys, which may eventually cause the life-threatening kidney failure associated with hemolytic uremic syndrome.

Most cases of hemolytic uremic syndrome develop in children after several days of diarrhea — often bloody — due to infection with a certain strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli). Adults also may develop hemolytic uremic syndrome after an E. coli infection, but more often the cause is obscure or even unknown.

Though hemolytic uremic syndrome is a serious condition, getting timely and appropriate treatment leads to a full recovery for most people — especially young children.
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Cornucopia Institute: NEWS ADVISORY: 90% Sprout Contamination Conventional, Not Organic (Linked to Factory Farm Livestock Production)


http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/06/news-advisory-90-sprout-contamination-conventional-not-organic-linked-to-factory-farm-livestock-production/

NEWS ADVISORY: 90% Sprout Contamination Conventional, Not Organic (Linked to Factory Farm Livestock Production)
June 6th, 2011

AP 6-6-11: “In a surprising U-turn, German officials said initial tests published Monday provided no evidence that sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany were the cause of the country’s deadly E. coli outbreak.”

Quotations attributable to Mark A. Kastel, Codirector and Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin:

One of the suspected factors in this tragic outbreak of foodborne illness (now preliminarily cleared) was sprouted seeds from an organic farm. There’s a history of pathogenic contamination of fresh food, including sprouts. Correcting statements made over the weekend, the German government stated on Monday, June 6 that it has not found conclusive evidence that the deadly E. coli outbreak can be linked to sprouts from an organic farm.

Regardless of which food turns out to have been contaminated with deadly E. coli, it is important to remember that the underlying cause of new, highly toxic strains of foodborne pathogens seems to be the relatively new practice of raising beef and dairy cattle in highly concentrated factory farm conditions, instead of on pasture.

Beef and dairy cows, which are ruminants, evolved to eat grass, not the high-grain rations that they are given in feedlots, which changes the pH in their rumen and has been linked to the creation of new and more deadly E. coli pathogens. There is nothing inherently dangerous about raw spinach, raw cucumbers or raw sprouts, which are dangerous only when they are contaminated with manure from industrial-style factory farms.

Moreover, studies have shown that organic farms and organic foods are safer than conventional foods. Not only are they much less likely to be contaminated with chemical residues, pesticides, and fumigants, they are also not as likely to be contaminated with manure.

The practice of using manure as fertilizer is common on both conventional and organic farms, but only organic standards require strict management practices regarding its use. For example, organic farmers must compost manure (which kills deadly bacteria) if it is applied to land growing crops for human consumption – a practice that is not required on conventional farms.

Recall data from the US Food and Drug Administration shows that there have been 10 recalls of sprouts in the past 2.5 years (since April 2009), and 9 were because conventional sprouts tested positive for foodborne pathogens (90% conventional, 10% organic). Several outbreaks in the US in the past couple of years have been linked to sprouts, but none were linked directly to organic sprouts.

A strong common denominator in this deadly outbreak in Europe is the scale of production and distribution. Just like the spinach contamination in California, in 2007, the processing and distribution was vast in geographic scope. It’s quite possible that corporate agribusiness has, worldwide, outgrown its ability to control the quality of its products.

An outcome of these food contamination problems has led to exponential growth in the direct marketing of local food by family-scale farmers and artisan food processors. There is strong documentary and anecdotal evidence that sales at member-owned food cooperatives, farmers markets, CSAs (community supported/subscription agriculture farms) and other farmer-direct marketing vehicles have exploded over the past five years.

Consumers are finding assurance in local foods, and are increasingly patronizing farmers and retailers that sell high quality food on a local basis.


Brand Name    Product    Organism    Conventional or Organic    Date
Caldwell Fresh Foods    Alfalfa Sprouts    salmonella    Conventional    5/21/2010
Chang Farm    Bean and Soy Sprouts    Listeria monocytogenes    Conventional    5/28/2009
Chang Farm    Bean and Soy Sprouts    Listeria monocytogenes    Conventional    7/14/2009
Calco Brand    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella    Conventional    4/23/2009
Kowalke Family Sprouts    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella    Conventional    7/6/2009
Specialty Farms    Alfalfa sprouts    Listeria    Organic    7/23/2010 and 7/29/2010
Snow White Food    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella    Conventional    8/19/2010
Living Foods    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella    Conventional    10/7/2010
Louie’s    Various sprouts    Salmonella    Conventional    3/30/2011
Jonathans    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella    The original recall, based on positive test results, was limited to conventional.  The recall was expanded on to include organic, as a precaution.  (no organic products tested positive)    4/19/2011 and 4/24/2011




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Cornucopia Institute: NEWS ADVISORY: 90% Sprout Contamination Conventional, Not Organic (Linked to Factory Farm Livestock Production)


http://www.cornucopia.org/2011/06/news-advisory-90-sprout-contamination-conventional-not-organic-linked-to-factory-farm-livestock-production/

NEWS ADVISORY: 90% Sprout Contamination Conventional, Not Organic (Linked to Factory Farm Livestock Production)
June 6th, 2011

AP 6-6-11: “In a surprising U-turn, German officials said initial tests published Monday provided no evidence that sprouts from an organic farm in northern Germany were the cause of the country’s deadly E. coli outbreak.”

Quotations attributable to Mark A. Kastel, Codirector and Senior Farm Policy Analyst at The Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group based in Cornucopia, Wisconsin:

One of the suspected factors in this tragic outbreak of foodborne illness (now preliminarily cleared) was sprouted seeds from an organic farm. There’s a history of pathogenic contamination of fresh food, including sprouts. Correcting statements made over the weekend, the German government stated on Monday, June 6 that it has not found conclusive evidence that the deadly E. coli outbreak can be linked to sprouts from an organic farm.

Regardless of which food turns out to have been contaminated with deadly E. coli, it is important to remember that the underlying cause of new, highly toxic strains of foodborne pathogens seems to be the relatively new practice of raising beef and dairy cattle in highly concentrated factory farm conditions, instead of on pasture.

Beef and dairy cows, which are ruminants, evolved to eat grass, not the high-grain rations that they are given in feedlots, which changes the pH in their rumen and has been linked to the creation of new and more deadly E. coli pathogens. There is nothing inherently dangerous about raw spinach, raw cucumbers or raw sprouts, which are dangerous only when they are contaminated with manure from industrial-style factory farms.

Moreover, studies have shown that organic farms and organic foods are safer than conventional foods. Not only are they much less likely to be contaminated with chemical residues, pesticides, and fumigants, they are also not as likely to be contaminated with manure.

The practice of using manure as fertilizer is common on both conventional and organic farms, but only organic standards require strict management practices regarding its use. For example, organic farmers must compost manure (which kills deadly bacteria) if it is applied to land growing crops for human consumption – a practice that is not required on conventional farms.

Recall data from the US Food and Drug Administration shows that there have been 10 recalls of sprouts in the past 2.5 years (since April 2009), and 9 were because conventional sprouts tested positive for foodborne pathogens (90% conventional, 10% organic). Several outbreaks in the US in the past couple of years have been linked to sprouts, but none were linked directly to organic sprouts.

A strong common denominator in this deadly outbreak in Europe is the scale of production and distribution. Just like the spinach contamination in California, in 2007, the processing and distribution was vast in geographic scope. It’s quite possible that corporate agribusiness has, worldwide, outgrown its ability to control the quality of its products.

An outcome of these food contamination problems has led to exponential growth in the direct marketing of local food by family-scale farmers and artisan food processors. There is strong documentary and anecdotal evidence that sales at member-owned food cooperatives, farmers markets, CSAs (community supported/subscription agriculture farms) and other farmer-direct marketing vehicles have exploded over the past five years.

Consumers are finding assurance in local foods, and are increasingly patronizing farmers and retailers that sell high quality food on a local basis.

Brand Name            Product            Organism                Conventional         Date
                                                                                    or Organic

Caldwell Fresh        Alfalfa Sprouts    salmonella        Conventional            5/21/2010
  Foods
Chang Farm            Bean and Soy     Listeria                  Conventional            5/28/2009
                             Sprouts              monocytogenes    
Chang Farm            Bean and Soy     Listeria                  Conventional            7/14/2009
                             Sprouts              monocytogenes    
Calco Brand            Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella        Conventional            4/23/2009
Kowalke Family       Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella        Conventional            7/6/2009
  Sprouts    
Specialty Farms            Alfalfa sprouts    Listeria                Organic                    7/23/2010 and 7/29/2010
Snow White Food    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella        Conventional            8/19/2010
Living Foods            Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella        Conventional            10/7/2010
Louie’s                    Various sprouts    Salmonella        Conventional            3/30/2011
Jonathans                    Alfalfa sprouts    Salmonella        **                         4/19/2011 and 4/24/2011

** The original recall, based on positive test results, was limited to conventional.  The recall was expanded on to include organic, as a precaution.  (no organic products tested positive)


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At the university clinic in Essen, Andreas Kribben is treating two HUS patients with the antibody. "We have seven HUS patients altogether, but we are using eculizumab only on the two patients that are not responding to the plasmapheresis," he says.

The last treatment my daughter had for her neurological disease was plasmapheresis, I wonder if the antibody would work on her???  I am going to show her and her hubby this article and maybe they will suggest it to her doctor.  At this point we have nothing to lose.
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