North Carolina E Coli Outbreak Linked To State Fair

November 3, 2011

The North Carolina E.coli outbreak has strong ties to the NC State fair. Although State Ag Commisioner, Steve Troxler  says he is "perplexed". Troxler then goes on: 

"Everybody tells me how clean the state fairgrounds are. We concentrate on that to make the State Fair clean, so I guess we're just perplexed at how it happened," he said.  "We have all the animals in competition inspected by state vets. The petting zoo animals have a private vet (providing) health certification on them. The food stands are inspected at least once and sometimes numerous times when they're on the grounds."

This may be the case, but 23 of the 24 people who have been affected, attended the State fair. 



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