Meatloaf likely source of Calgary daycare E. coli outbreak as shared kitchen charged – CBC

CMOH said there are ‘extremely high odds’ outbreak caused by meatloaf served at daycares

Sep 27, 2023

The City of Calgary said Wednesday it has laid charges against a shared kitchen — used by several daycares experiencing an E. coli outbreak — for operating without the proper licence.

Minutes after that announcement, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said investigators have narrowed down the cause of the outbreak to one likely source.

This comes after an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli, which has resulted in 351 lab-confirmed cases and 37 secondary cases, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Mark Joffe said.

During an investigation into the cause of the outbreak, Joffe said that investigators believe one meal has “extremely high odds” of being the source of the outbreak.

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