Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak across 13 states

Romaine lettuce is likely source of E. coli outbreak across 13 states

For now, Consumer Reports' food safety experts are advising that everyone stops eating romaine lettuce until the cause of the outbreak is identified. The Public Health Agency of Canada reported on 41 illnesses, NBC News reported.

Canadian health authorities identified romaine as the source of the outbreak in Canada, but USA government health officials are still investigating.

"[To] say 'avoid romaine for now, ' I don't know if I have enough information to agree with that statement", said Benjamin Chapman, an associate professor and food safety specialist at North Carolina State University.

Fifty-eight people in the United States and Canada have become ill from a strain of E. coli bacteria over the past seven weeks, most likely from eating romaine lettuce, according to experts.

"Do not buy romaine lettuce and don't use any that you may have in your refrigerator until there is more information on the source of contamination", CR says. But does this mean you should skip the romaine on your sandwich or in your salad?

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued to investigate on Thursday an E. coli outbreak, which has been connected to romaine lettuce, that has sickened at least 58 people in the US and Canada, including three in California.

But Chapman was less certain about this recommendation.

While there have not been any cases of E. coli 0517 in P.E.I. linked to romaine lettuce, Chief Public Health Officer Dr.

It should also be noted that washing your leaves thoroughly will not eliminate the problem as the bacteria can cling to nooks and crannies in the lettuce, as Consumer Reports warns. "We could be looking at two different outbreaks at the same time", Chapman said. The agency says they can not yet link the outbreak to a certain type of food. The CDC is now interviewing sick people to determine what they ate in the week prior to getting sick. Here government health officials are still investigating the outbreaks and have made no suggestions regarding romaine lettuce consumption.

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