Canadian officials said today an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over, but U.S. officials are continuing to investigate the deadly foodborne illness outbreak that they believe is linked to leafy greens. Both countries’ public health officials posted updates on the outbreak today stressing that there is little remaining danger to the public... Continue Reading
Consumers, lettuce growers, retailers and restaurants in the United States are still stuck between the romaine and the risk as federal agencies continue to withhold information about a deadly E. coli outbreak. That may change today as some people in the food chain have an inkling the Food and Drug Administration and/or the Centers for... Continue Reading
A member of Congress says the CDC’s response to a deadly and ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is deeply alarming and endangering the public. U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-CT, fired off a scathing letter Monday to Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. DeLauro, who has routinely... Continue Reading
Consumer Reports is urging people to avoid romaine lettuce until further notice after authorities identified the vegetable as the source of an E. coli outbreak. According to the Jan. 3 report, more than 50 people have gotten sick in the US and Canada likely as a result of an E. Show More Summary
Officials in Canada blamed the leafy green, but their American counterparts are still investigating the cause of an outbreak in the United States.
People are advised to avoid eating the leafy green while the CDC investigates the cause of a E. coli outbreak.
We're still in the very earliest days of January which means lots of folks are currently rocking New Year's resolutions to avoid junk food and eat lots of lovely fruits and veggies. If you're one of those people (and even if you're not, really) you should probably go ahead and avoid romaine lettuce for at least a little while. Show More Summary
People should stay away from romaine lettuce until U.S. and Canadian health officials get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections, Consumer Reports says.
Over the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria, likely from eating romaine lettuce. In the U.S., the infections have occur...
More than 50 people have been hospitalized and two people have died from dangerous E. coli infections over the past seven weeks in the United States and Canada, according to health officials from both countries. Contaminated romaine lettuce has been identified as the source of the Canadian outbreak, which involves at least 41 illnesses and…
An outbreak tied to the greens has sickened 58 and killed 2.
An outbreak of E. coli infections may be tied to a bad batch of romaine lettuce, according to Consumer Reports. Approximately 58 people in 13 states have become ill with E. coli, including Illinois. Five people have been hospitalized and one has died, according to the federal Centers for Disease...
Food safety experts at Consumer Reports are advising people in the U.S. and Canada to stop eating romaine lettuce. During the past seven weeks, 58 people in the U.S. and Canada have become ill from the strain of E. coli O157: H7. One person in each country has died. In the U.S., the infections have been confirmed in... Continue Reading
One person in the U.S. has died and two others are gravely ill in an ongoing E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, but U.S. officials had not made that information public as of Tuesday. A statement from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Dec. 28 reported that 17 people across 13 states... Continue Reading
Little information is available to the public in the U.S. or Canada more than six weeks into a deadly E. coli O157:H7 outbreak linked to romaine lettuce. The risk is ongoing in both countries, officials report. Canadian officials are suggesting consumers in some provinces avoid all romaine lettuce. Show More Summary
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that no source has been definitively identified for the U.S. outbreak yet.
CDC, several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 infections (STEC O157:H7) in 13 states. Seventeen illnesses have been reported from California...Show More Summary
Canadian officials are advising the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce until further notice because of an expanding E. coli outbreak, but they have not revealed the supplier or brands involved. At least one person has died and 40 have been confirmed infected with E. coli O157:H7. Sixteen have required hospitalization. Onset of their symptoms ... Continue Reading
One person is dead, two more provinces are reporting illnesses and nine more people are confirmed sick, but no one has recalled any products, named any brands, or identified any retailers who sold fresh romaine lettuce that is implicated in an E. coli outbreak in Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported the death and additional... Continue Reading
UPDATED 8:10 p.m. EST — Outbreak investigators are warning the public that romaine lettuce is linked to an outbreak of E. coli O157 infections in Canada, with the potentially deadly strain having already hospitalized half of the victims. Three provincial health departments are reporting outbreak cases, with 21 sick people confirmed so far. Ten of the victims... Continue Reading