Coli outbreaks so hard to trace?

Coli outbreaks so hard to trace?

Coli outbreaks so hard to trace?

Illnesses have also been reported in 11 states in the U.S. This includes whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and packages of precut lettuce and mixes that contain romaine.

They say if you have romaine lettuce in your house to trash it, and sanitize all shelves and drawers in refrigerators. When customers order a romaine-based item, like the buffalo salad, they'll be offered kale or spinach, said manager Arnulfo Castillo, who noted people are likely to "shy away" from salads because of the latest scare.

To date, there have been 18 confirmed cases of E. coli under investigation in two provinces: three in Ontario and 15 in Quebec.

No deaths have been reported so far but 32 cases of food poisoning were reported across 11 states in the USA, with 13 people hospitalised and one patient developing a form of kidney failure. "So we're able to actually get real-time information and conduct effective trace back and isolate what the source is".

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, has suspended with immediate effect, the issuing of permits for the importation of Romaine lettuce from the United States.

Members of the Retail Council of Canada represent 97 per cent of the retail trade in the country.

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It appears that this particular strain of E. coli matches what was found in patients from a 2017 outbreak in leafy greens.

However, he acknowledged that other varieties of lettuce are proving to be a better sell than romaine right now. More severe infections can lead to kidney failure.

If contaminated food products are identified in Canada, they will take the necessary steps to protect the public, including recalling the product as required.

Besides the romaine outbreak, there's a long-running widespread salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey in the U.S.

Loblaws Canada also announced they would be pulling romaine lettuce products until further notice.

There are no deaths reported in connection to this outbreak, but one person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome. He says he's only serving Brick Street lettuce and is buying as much as he can.

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