The outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over in Canada, with no new illnesses reported since mid-November, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said 59 people have now been sickened by the tainted lettuce. Officials said a water reservoir at Adams Brothers Farms in Santa Barbara County, Calif., tested positive for the bacterial strain and the owners are co-operating with U.S. officials.
So far 24 Canadians have been infected during an outbreak of dangerous E. coli infection linked to romaine lettuce from California, an incident that is eerily similar to another outbreak a year ago.
Unlike U.S. public health officials, who continue to warn all Americans not to eat romaine lettuce, the Public Health Agency of Canada is targeting its advisory only to Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, where E. coli cases have been confirmed.
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The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren’t issuing a mandatory recall.
Enlarge / Romaine lettuce, looking innocuous. (credit: Chimpr / Flickr) Step away from the salad, advises the CDC. Specifically, you should stay away from romaine lettuce in every possible form: baby romaine, spring mix, whole heads, precut, the works. An outbreak of pathogenic E. coli across 11 states and Canada has been traced to romaine lettuce, an […]
Health officials warn not to eat romaine this Thanksgiving because they’re worried about E. coli — here’s what the illness is
Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images The CDC warned on Tuesday that Americans should avoid all forms of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak. E. coli is a species of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals. Some E. coli are harmless and live inside our healthy guts, but other strains […]
Don’t eat romaine lettuce in Ontario and Quebec until source of E. coli outbreak determined, officials say
The E. coli strain currently suspected of making people sick in both Canada and the U.S. is the same one that caused a similar outbreak last year, prompting questions about why regulators aren’t issuing a mandatory recall.
Tainted irrigation water appears to be the source of a national food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, U.S. health officials said.