Most people recover from the infection within one week. Anyone experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately. At least 43 people in 12 states showed symptoms of E. That can make it pretty hard to prevent food poisoning, even with the triple washing most bagged lettuces go through. The commissioner's comments suggested that romaine grown in other states may soon be safe to eat. Spencer Kent may be reached at.
Washing produce can reduce some contamination, but not all. Family Farms in Santa Barbara County, California. No new illnesses were reported after Dec. The strain in question can cause bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, vomiting, and kidney failure. At least 66 people across the U. Contact him at 517-377-1206 or elacy lsj. Check , too, and avoid those that contain romaine.
As of the last count from, E. While there are extensive procedures to prevent this kind of food poisoning from happening, and , some contamination can still slip through. To date, 59 people from 15 states and the District of Columbia have become ill, and. Forty-six people have been hospitalized, including 10 people who have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome. According to the Associated Press, the Food and Drug Administration determined the romaine lettuce that caused the outbreak appears to be from California's Central Coast region. What Caused the Latest E.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding its warning to consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region due to a growing that has sickened people in 16 states. The Associated Press contributed to this report. Pennsylvania has 18 of the cases of E. States affected by the outbreak include California which had the highest number of cases — 10 , Michigan, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. Eric Lacy is a reporter for the Lansing State Journal. Canadian health authorities had announced romaine was the cause of the outbreak in that country and lab testing showed that the Canadian E.
These complications are more common in young children under 5, older adults, and people with weakened immune systems. Most major grocery outlets across central Pennsylvania are assuring customers that the romaine lettuce stocked in their produce stalls is safe to eat. One in six Americans get sick from food — many of them from salads Some get sick from the food every year. And there are a number of different drivers of this trend. Kaila White of the Arizona Republic contributed to this report.
Food policy advocates, as well as legislators such as Rep. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Meanwhile, federal regulators are holding public meetings to discuss new efforts to limit future food poisonings, like the 32 cases that prompted alerts discouraging eating any romaine lettuce indefinitely just days before Thanksgiving. People infected with the outbreak of E. And we tend to eat most produce raw. So was it farmer one, two, three, or four that was contaminated? And the foods most frequently implicated here are probably not what you think. .
Family Farms issued a recall for red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower harvested between November 27-30, 2018. S and Canada became ill, 22 were hospitalized, and two died during November and December. This kind of Shiga-toxin-producing E. The agency says it wants to identify the distribution chain and any common foods or points where that food might have become. It may be in a clean and clear bag but it has been cut in the fields and shipped to the East Coast. The Food and Drug Administration announced recently that it will hold four one-day public meetings to discuss the recently published draft guidance created to help farmers meet the requirements of the Produce Safety Rule.
Meanwhile, prices for other types of lettuce have soared. Consumer Reports advised avoiding in early January. The culprit lies somewhere in California's central coast growing region. An outbreak that sickened people in 15 states, including three cases in Maryland and one in Virginia, started in early November and continued until Dec. Over the past seven weeks, 59 people in the U. Karen D'Souza is the theater critic for the Mercury News and the Bay Area News Group papers.
Healthy cooking is a favorite hobby, and friends think I'm crazy, but I can happily spend hours grocery shopping. None of the romaine lettuce products are from the Yuma, Arizona region. According to a 2015 estimate from the , nearly half of all food-borne illnesses are caused by produce. One of the meetings is set for Dec. And romaine is one of the most common lettuce products that are used in salads. When you shop through retailer links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission — 100% of the fees we collect are used to support our mission.