Iowa-Based Pizza Chain Linked to Nine-State E. Coli Outbreak

March 16, 2016

The outbreak is over, according to health officials

An E. coli outbreak that spread to nine states has been connected to Iowa-based chain Pizza Ranch, reports the Des Moines Register, but health officials have declared the outbreak to be over. Thirteen people were sickened, two were sent to hospitals, and no deaths were reported.

A spokesperson for the Centers for Disease Control told the Register nine of the people sickened reported eating at a Pizza Ranch location before falling ill. An investigation into the chain focused on a dry dough mixture used in desserts, but no bacteria were found in the mixture.…