"We have been made aware of
suspected exposure to E. coli bacteria linked to a vendor at the
Manhattan Beach Farmers Market on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. If you
purchased any food item from Martina’s Kitchen booth, such as a bowl,
please immediately dispose of any uneaten food.
LA County Health Department is aware of the situation and is working
with the vendor and local hospitals to identify the cause. We will
continue to communicate with the Department of Health and will assist in
distributing information as it becomes available."
Symptoms of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC)
infection vary for each person, but often include severe stomach
cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), and vomiting. Some people may have a
fever, which usually is not very high (less than 101˚F/38.5˚C). Most
people get better within 5 to 7 days. Some infections are very mild, but
others are severe or even life-threatening.
people with a STEC infection start feeling sick 3 to 4 days after
eating or drinking something that contains the bacteria. However,
illnesses can start anywhere from 1 to 10 days after exposure. Contact your healthcare provider if
you have diarrhea that lasts for more than 3 days or diarrhea that is
accompanied by a fever higher than 102˚F, bloody diarrhea, or so much
vomiting that you cannot keep liquids down and you pass very little
If you experience these symptoms, please consult your doctor immediately.