Question of the Day – Thursday December 28, 2017

Question:  During 2009, a multistate outbreak of Shiga-toxin producing E. coli (STEC) was linked to ingestion of which foodstuff?

Answer: The referenced outbreak was linked to (but never proven to be due to) prepackaged cookie dough. (Crowe SJ et al. Shiga-toxin producing E. coli infections associated with flour. 2017 NEJM 377:2036-2043)