Coli cases in Canada linked to romaine lettuce jumps to 22

Coli cases in Canada linked to romaine lettuce jumps to 22

Coli cases in Canada linked to romaine lettuce jumps to 22

Canada Friday disclosed the difficulty facing health officials in finding the source of an ongoing North American outbreak of E. coli O157:H7. We will continue to provide more information as it becomes available. The sampling program involves romaine lettuce from different growing regions and different harvest periods. At that time the CDC was advising that no one eat, purchase or sell any romaine lettuce. Officials said any romaine should be thrown out until further notice.

The Ministry of Health and Wellness has acknowledged the consumer advisory issued by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on November 20, 2018, on the outbreak of illness which has occurred in North America relating to the consumption of Romaine lettuce.

The Ministry says that this precaution should be taken for all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

The agency only said the person is an adult under 65 years old who reported eating romaine lettuce.

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has identified four new cases of E. coli related to romaine lettuce since it first announced an investigation into the problem on Wednesday.

On Nov. 21, Gottlieb wrote on Twitter that the FDA said it is working with "the California and Arizona Leafy Green Marketing Agreements", which support the agency's "advice to voluntarily withdraw potentially contaminated romaine from the market". However, illnesses can start anywhere from a day to 10 days after exposure.

While CFIA noted in the press briefing that lettuce has a relatively short shelf life, Dr. Howard Njoo, the deputy chief public health officer of Canada, said that people may still have lettuce at home, and that's why health officials are asking Canadians to throw it out.

The patients are between the ages of five and 93, and there are more females than males.

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