Coli linked to chopped Romaine lettuce

35 sick from E. Coli outbreak traced to romaine lettuce

Of the eight infected, three people were hospitalized and two have developed kidney failure. Sixty-nine percent of ill people are female.

States that have reported people infected with the E. coli strain include Washington, Idaho, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and MI. People in the previous outbreak were infected with a different DNA fingerprint of E. coli O157:H7 bacteria. If you can not determine the source of your chopped romaine lettuce, do not sell or serve it. This percentage is significantly higher than results from a survey [787 KB] of healthy people in which 46% reported eating romaine lettuce in the week before they were interviewed. Restaurants and stores are advised not to serve or sell chopped romaine lettuce. The restaurants said they used bagged, chopped romaine lettuce to make the salads.

Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. In addition, they should not buy or eat it if they can not confirm the source. This weekend stores here in Page had signs about the information and their pre-made salads were almost sold out- the CDC says the bags of pre-made salad containing romaine are not considered safe either so be on the safe side and toss in the trash and not in a salad.

The CDC has not been able to identify a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand of romaine lettuce. "FDA should just advise consumers to avoid romaine lettuce until further notice". Our lawyers represent clients and families of children sickened with bacterial infections in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against retailers, grocery stores, food processors, restaurants, daycare centers, schools, and others.

This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide more information as it becomes available.



Latest news

Vehicle insurance premiums fall for third quarter in a row
The average male driver between 17 and 20 pays on average £2,348 per year, compared to just £1,699 for women of the same age. Welsh motorists also saw a 2% rise, with those living in Central and Northern Wales now paying £629 on average.

EPS for Kinross Gold Corporation (K) Expected At $0.05 on May, 1
The broad-based S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent to 2,663.99, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 1.0 percent to 7,140.25. Total volume is the number of shares or deals that point towards the overall activity of a security or market for a given period.

Longtime Steelers linebacker James Harrison retires
He played 69 snaps in the Patriots' Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Harrison ended up being used a lot more than many anticipated by New England.

EPS for RSP Permian, Inc. (RSPP) Expected At $0.49 on May, 1
It is negative, as 28 investors sold RSPP shares while 78 reduced holdings. 48 funds bought positions and 76 increased positions. RSP Permian had 152 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:RSPP) rating on Tuesday, December 19.

EPS for Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) Expected At $1.60 on April, 17
Germany-based Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.05% in Intuitive Surgical , Inc. (NYSE:CYS) or 93,523 shares. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Friday, April 1 by BTIG Research. (NYSE:CYS) on Thursday, December 8 to "Sell" rating .

Other news