E. Coli Outbreak- CDC Recalls all Romaine Lettuce in US

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E. Coli Outbreak- CDC Recalls all Romaine Lettuce in US

Post by Stercutus » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:18 am

https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/20/health/r ... index.html
The CDC based the new warning on eight new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Nome, Alaska, that appear to be connected to the current outbreak affecting 53 people in 16 states. Thirty-one of those have been hospitalized, the CDC said, and although no one has died, five people have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.
While the current cases are connected to the Yuma, Arizona, area, the CDC warns that package labels do not often identify growing regions. Therefore, consumers should throw out any romaine lettuce in their homes, even if partially eaten, and avoid eating romaine at restaurants unless the establishment can confirm that the lettuce is not from Yuma. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand from the Yuma area has been identified.
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