Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Coli Outbreak: Should You Really Avoid Romaine Lettuce?

E. coli outbreak may be linked to romaine lettuce Coli Outbreak: Should You Really Avoid Romaine Lettuce?
Ben Pena | 07 January, 2018, 17:24

The U.S. Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7 infections affecting 13 states - including one in Pennsylvania. If romaine is your go-to salad green, it's best to add some spinach or arugula to your shopping cart instead for now. For now, Consumer Reports' food safety experts are advising that everyone stops eating romaine lettuce until the cause of the outbreak is identified. Infections in the U.S. have reportedly taken place in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington state.

"There is not enough epidemiologic evidence at this time to indicate a specific source of the illnesses in the United States", CDC spokesperson Brittany Behm told Consumer Reports on Wednesday.

Preliminary data suggest that the U.S. E. coli outbreak could be related to an E. coli outbreak in Canada - the E. coli strains involved in both outbreaks appear to be genetically similar, according to the CDC.

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In Canada, 41 cases have been reported and one person has died. Infections with shiga-producing E. coli can be life-threatening, especially for young children, the elderly, and people with medical conditions like diabetes.

This investigation is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.

State and local officials are interviewing people who became infected, the CDC says, to look for common threads in what they ate-including leafy greens and romaine lettuce-in the week before their illness started. Here government health officials are still investigating the outbreaks and have made no suggestions regarding romaine lettuce consumption. So for now, Consumer Reports says people should assume that any romaine lettuce, even when sold in bags and packages, might be contaminated.

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