posted by brittany ordonez | on Jan 11, 2018
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating an E. coli outbreak in the US and Canada that is possibly linked to romaine lettuce. Over 50 people have been sickened and at least one person has died. Consumer Reports says to stop eating romaine lettuce until the cause is located, and the product has been removed from the marketplace. As I am typing this blog entry and have been reading about the subject over the past couple of days, more recent articles are saying it may be too soon to blame just romaine lettuce and are broadening the caution to leafy greens.
“It is clear that the E.coli bacteria that made the U.S. victims and the Canadian victims sick are closely related. Canada has identified the source as romaine lettuce,” says Jean Halloran of Consumer Reports. “Right now the CDC is saying it could be other leafy greens, but until we have more corroborating evidence, we continue to think it prudent to avoid romaine lettuce for now.”
So this leaves things a little uncertain and makes consumers a little uneasy. What IS certain is there are risks with our food coming from many sources all over the place – risks of bacteria and other contamination scares. I remember recently there was also a listeria scare, and the packaged salads to avoid were being sold in every type of grocery from Whole Foods to Costco.
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The above quotation from Consumer Reports was sourced from this article