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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...
CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

CDC warns against eating romaine lettuce after E. coli outbreak

Health
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

Health
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...
UK heatwave: Lettuce growers warn of imminent shortage

UK heatwave: Lettuce growers warn of imminent shortage

Business
There could be a shortage of lettuce in UK supermarkets as soon as the middle of next week, growers have warned. The unusually high temperatures have boosted demand for leafy salads at the same time as the heat has stopped the UK crop growing.Growers say they may have to import leaves from the US to make up the shortfall at a time when more than 90% of salad leaves is usually UK grown.Broccoli and cauliflower crops have also been affected by the weather.Trade body the British Leafy Salad Growers Association (BLSGA) said the "soaring" temperatures were causing "havoc" for growers.It said the last week a record 18 million lettuces had been sold, about 40% more than last year. However, it added "when the mercury hits 30C lettuces can't grow".BLSGA spokesman ...