Japan blames Australia for E. coli O157, which occurs naturally
Posted: June 2nd, 2011 - 5:53pm by Doug Powell
The blame game never ends.
It’s like getting divorced.
The Gyukaku restaurant chain in Japan, without offering any credible information about the microbial food safety steps it takes, has decided to blame Australian beef for an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak which sickened 20 of its customers at the Korean-style barbecue restaurant in Japan.
Maybe the owners should ask themselves, why are they serving raw beef?
Of the 20 people who became sick in Toyama prefecture, 15 were infected with the O157 strain of E. coli bacteria after eating at an outlet of the popular Gyukaku restaurant chain on May 6, local officials said yesterday.
The company said it had changed its Australian supplier, but a public health inspection of the affected restaurant did not find E. coli bacteria.
At least four people in Japan have died from E. coli O111 bacteria food poisoning since April after eating raw beef at a different low-price Korean-style barbecue restaurant chain.
It’s not the lower price. Cook cows. Fire invented for reason.