Thursday, 24 May, 2018


Metro health officials confirm E. coli case linked to lettuce

Sodexo reassures Univ. that its romaine lettuce is unaffected by E. coli outbreak What you need to know about the E. coli outbreak on romaine lettuce
Patty Aguilar | 17 May, 2018, 04:25

The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. If you can not be certain a salad is free of romaine lettuce, do not eat it.

Any romaine lettuce being sold now is nearly certainly not from the Yuma, Arizona region and so unlikely to carry the E. coli bacteria that's been making people sick, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

Since product labels often come without the identification of the growing region, we suggest you pass on romaine lettuce if you are uncertain about where it was grown.

Twenty-three more people fell ill since the last update on May 9, bringing the total to 172 people from 32 states, the CDC said on Wednesday. Iowa, Nebraska, and OR have now joined the list of states reporting E. coli cases linked to romaine lettuce.

"CDC is updating its advice to consumers". Of the 157 people who were ill that the CDC has information on, 75 have been hospitalized and 20 have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), the form of kidney failure that can be fatal.

On April 10, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began investigating an outbreak of E. coli which, according to the CDC website, was traced back to "whole heads of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region".

"Romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is past its shelf life and is probably no longer being sold in stores or served in restaurants", the CDC said in a news release.

In scale, this outbreak is approaching that of the 2006 baby spinach E. coli outbreak that sickened more than 200 people and killed five.

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