Officials say to avoid romaine lettuce amid E. coli concerns

05 January, 2018, 13:42 | Author: Clint Gray

Over the past seven weeks, as Consumer Reports notes, 58 people in the US and Canada have become ill from a risky strain of E. coli bacteria, likely from eating romaine lettuce.

In the US, infections span across 13 states from California to New Hampshire.

The consumer advocacy group called on the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more to warn people about the outbreak, which at last count had made 58 people sick in the US and Canada. "But, Islanders may want to consider consuming other types of lettuce instead of romaine until we know more about the source and the cause of the contamination". Two of the hospitalized patients developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure.

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Canadian health authorities identified romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in their country, and since December 14 have been advising people in the country's eastern provinces to consider eating other types of salad greens until further notice. It is a recommendation not yet made by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Seventeen illnesses have been reported in 13 states, including one case in Pennsylvania, the CDC said.

Public Health Agency of Canada is urging five eastern provinces to use caution when eating romaine lettuce.

As a result, the nonprofit consumer magazine said its "food safety experts are advising that consumers stop eating romaine lettuce until the cause of the outbreak is identified and the offending product is removed from store shelves".

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Jean Halloran, Director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, said, "The FDA should follow the lead of the Canadian government and immediately warn the public about this risk".

"Based on the Canada investigation, romaine lettuce seems like the most likely source there", Williams said.

Fowlie told ABC News Thursday that the CDC is still collecting information to determine whether there is a food item in common among the sick people, including leafy greens and romaine. "The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as illnesses linked to romaine lettuce continue to be reported", the Canadian agency said.

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