Experts Warn: Throw Out Your Romaine Lettuce. Like, Now

Experts Warn: Throw Out Your Romaine Lettuce. Like, Now

In the USA, one person has died, and five people have been hospitalized since November.

People who develop hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) need intensive medical treatment, usually including dialysis for kidney failure. In Canada, one person has died.

Most of the patients reported eating romaine lettuce, according to Canadian health officials.

"CDC is still collecting information to determine whether there is a food item in common among sick people, including leafy greens and romaine", the CDC said in a statement.

Canadian health authorities have targeted romaine lettuce as the source of the outbreak in Canada and are urging people to avoid the salad greens.

The 17 cases reported to the CDC occurred in California (3), CT (2), IL (1), in (1), MI (1), Nebraska (1), New Hampshire (2), NY (1), OH (1), Pennsylvania (1), Virginia (1), Vermont (1) and Washington (1).

Not only does he advise not purchasing romaine lettuce now on grocery store shelves, he suggests consumers toss out any they have in the fridge.

"Even though we can't say with 100 percent certainty that romaine lettuce is the cause of the E. coli outbreak in the USA, a greater degree of caution is appropriate given that lettuce is nearly always consumed raw", Consumer Report's director of food safety and research James Rogers said.

No news is not good newsNeither government has released information about the supplier (s), distributor (s) or retailers that handled the implicated romaine lettuce - which is believed to remain in the supply chain.

"Very young children and the elderly are more likely to develop severe illness and HUS than others, but even healthy older children and young adults can become seriously ill", as the CDC has said.

North of the border, 41 people between ages 3 and 85 have become sick with E. coli O157, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Williams explained that with cases "spread out all over the place" and people having to report what they ate, in many cases over a month ago, it's been hard to identify the source in Canada and the US.

A sign at Sobeys on Merrymeeting Road dated December 29 said the store was resuming sales of the lettuce after being satisfied with the progress of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's investigation. It's possible that a single source of contamination - such as a contaminated water supply - could affect different food products, Chapman said. Most strains are harmless.

A notice posted at the Sobeys on Merrymeeting Road in St. John's says the store is resuming selling lettuce.

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