adidas predator absolion coli outbreak possibly involving lettuce
Federal and state agencies are investigating an outbreak of a potentially deadly foodborne bacteria that has sickened 17 people in Pennsylvania and other states. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not confirmed the source of the outbreak of E. coli infections, but says it appears similar to an outbreak that killed one person and sickened 41 others with 17 hospitalized in Canada’s eastern provinces. The Public Health Agency of Canada says romaine lettuce has been associated with the outbreak there. officials have not suggested a course of action for consumers, but in Canada, the health agency is recommending that people in its eastern provinces avoid eating romaine lettuce.
“The outbreak appears to be ongoing, as illnesses linked to romaine lettuce continue to be reported,” the agency said on its website. “These illnesses indicate that contaminated romaine lettuce may still be on the market (including in restaurants, grocery stores and any establishments that serve food.)”
State and local public health officials are interviewing people to determine what they ate in the week before their illness started, the CDC said. It is still collecting information to determine whether there is a food item in common among sick people, including leafy greens and romaine lettuce.