Coli outbreak in 7 states

Coli outbreak in 7 states

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

And they are warning everyone to toss out any romaine lettuce they have in the fridge.

For consumers, CDC said this means any store-bought chopped romaine lettuce purchased for home-made salads and salad mixings is best thrown out. According to the CDC, the illnesses started surfacing between March 22 and March 31.

The FDA recommends consumers ask restaurants and other food service establishments where their romaine lettuce originated and avoid chopped romaine lettuce that originated from Yuma, Arizona.

The CDC and the US Food and Drug Administration are continuing to work with state and local health officials to further identify the source of the contaminated romaine. Three individuals were hospitalized, and two have developed kidney failure linked to the E. coli infection.

An outbreak of infections associated with a common type of bacteria found in foods, the environment and in the gastrointestinal tract of people and animals, has sicken 17 people in seven states, including two in CT.

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The CDC has said these complications are is more common older adults, young children and those with weakened immune systems.

A nationwide E. coli outbreak has now spread to 11 states, with 35 total reported cases.

One case linked to the outbreak has been identified in IL.

That percentage was significantly higher than a survey of healthy people, where 46 percent eat chopped romaine lettuce during the previous week.

In a statement today, April 13, the N.J. Department of Health (DOH) said there are four confirmed cases in Hunterdon County, and one each in Monmouth, Sussex and Somerset counties. They could have eaten at several restaurants, at home or eaten food purchased at a supermarket. This is a preliminary investigation of a half-dozen cases in the four counties. As such, no food products have been recalled in association with this outbreak.

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