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Consumers were to throw away Roman locks, and retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve it, says CDC.
At least 32 people in 11 states have become ill from the same strain E. coli at the outbreak. Sick began in Octo Ber and has hospitalized at least 13 people, including one with a type of renal failure, said CDC. No deaths have been reported, and no revocation has been issued.
The food safety alert comes only two days before Thanksgiving.
U.S. Consumers should avoid all types of romantic lettuce and even salad mix if they are unsure if it contains romaine according to the CDC. The agency also told Americans to clean refrigerators where Romaine had been stored.
“Consumers who have some kind of Roman salad in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, although some of it has been eaten and no one has gotten sick,” the CDC says in a statement.
No common The source of the contaminated lettuce has been identified, CDC said, but federal health officials have begun to investigate.
According to the CDC’s tribe of E. coli, “same DNA fingerprints” had an outbreak linked to green leaves in the United States and romaine in Canada late last year. The outbreak killed one person and infected 25 in 15 states.
The outbreak, however, is not related to an E. coli outbreak in connection with Romanian lettuce from earlier this year – killing five people and sick 210 in 36 states – CDC said.
“This is not the first romaine outbreak we’ve seen in the past past, and we will continue to take action to identify the root causes of these events and take steps to prevent future outbreaks, “US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said.
In addition, 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec have also become ill of the same E. coli strain.
Ten cases have been reported in California, the state with the highest number of ill people. Seven were identified in Michigan. Other states with reported cases are Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.
“Ill people reported eating different types of lettuce salad in several restaurants and at home” said. Most people became ill on average three to four days after eating the contaminated lettuce, added agency.
Symptoms include “severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting” among others, but most who have fallen sick are getting better within a week, according to CDC.
Up to 10 percent of patients can develop hemolytic uremic syndrome, but CDC said. The “potentially life-threatening complication” can lead to kidney failure.
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