Canadian Officials End Romaine E. coli Outbreak; U.S. Continues Investigation

Canadian Officials End Romaine E. coli Outbreak; U.S. Continues Investigation

Canada’s Public Health Agency identified romaine as the source; U.S. CDC does not pinpoint particular produce.

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January 11, 2018
QA Staff

Restaurant Hospitality reports that the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 tied to romaine lettuce appears to be over in Canada, but an investigation remains underway in the U.S., health officials said Wednesday.

In an update, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Canada’s Public Health Agency reported an end to the outbreak there. Canadian officials linked the outbreak to romaine lettuce, saying 42 people have been sickened, one of whom died. CDC on Wednesday, however, continued to avoid pinpointing romaine as the source, saying there’s no reason to avoid any particular food at this time.

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