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E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce traced to California farm

E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce traced to California farm

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The E.coli outbreak in romaine lettuce has been linked to a single water reservoir on a farm in California. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration identified sediment from a farm as being the source for the November outbreak. The CDC reported that the farm in question is owned by Adam Bros. Farming Inc., located in Santa Maria, California, about 160 miles northwest of Los Angeles. Santa Barbara County is one of three California counties, along with San Benito and Monterey, that the CDC is advising consumers to avoid when choosing romaine lettuce. Some romaine products are now being labeled with their harvest regions. In addition to romaine, the farm's website notes that it produces red and green leaf lettuce, celery, cauliflower and brocc...
2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city

2nd deadliest Ebola outbreak in history spreads to major city

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The second-largest, second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city. Butembo, a bustling city of almost a million people in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is reporting an increasing number of cases of Ebola virus disease in the country's current epidemic. There has been a "significant increase" in infections there over the past three weeks, with a total of 25 confirmed cases thus far, according to Thursday's bulletin from the country's health ministry. Butembo is a key trading and transport hub with links to other major cities in the country as well as to neighboring Uganda. It's about two times the size of the city of Beni, the outbreak's epicenter, and is located just 35 miles away. The health ministry said the "high density and mobility" of Butembo's ...
CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now warned U.S. and Canadian consumers not to eat romaine lettuce after 32 people in 11 states were infected with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. "CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available," the agency said in a press release. Thirteen people were hospitalized, including one person who developed kidney failure, specifically hemolytic uremic syndrome, the agency said, adding that no deaths have been reported. In Canada, the Public Health Agency has identified 18 people infected with the same DNA fingerprint o...
Here Are the Symptoms of E. Coli—and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

Here Are the Symptoms of E. Coli—and Everything Else You Need to Know About the Romaine Lettuce Outbreak

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You've probably heard about the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak that's taken hold across the country, whether you're a regular salad eater or not. Since mid-March, 53 people in 16 states have been infected with this bacteria, which has been traced back to contaminated romaine lettuce. So far, 31 people have been hospitalized. While no deaths have been reported, five people have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). RELATED: These 6 Dinner Salads Are Anything but Boring The CDC has issued an advisory about the outbreak, warning consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce unl...
6.5M pounds of ground beef recalled after salmonella outbreak sickens 57 in 16 states

6.5M pounds of ground beef recalled after salmonella outbreak sickens 57 in 16 states

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An Arizona-based company is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that may be contaminated with salmonella -- after 57 people in 16 states have gotten sick, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Thursday. The raw beef items from JBS Tolleson, Inc., including ground beef, were packaged on various dates between July 26 and Sept. 7 of this year, and are marked with the establishment number “EST. 267” inside the Department of Agriculture (USDA) mark of inspection, according to the agency. The affected meat is sold nationally under the labels: Showcase (sold at Walmart), Cedar River Farms Natural Beef, Comnor Perfect Choice, Gourmet Burger, Grass Run Farms Natural Beef, JBS Generic. The entire product list is here....