The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that Romanian lettuce grown in the US continues to sicken Americans…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that Romanian lettuce grown in the US continues to sicken Americans with symptoms related to an E. coli eruption.
In a press release on Thursday afternoon, the CDC reported nine additional victims of diseases related to E. coli eruptions, giving a total of 52 nationwide coverage. No deaths have been reported, but 19 people have been hospitalized in connection with the outbreak.
“No common growers, supplier, distributor or brand of Romaine salad has been identified,” wrote CDC in its press release.
Consumers are advised to avoid lettuce grown in regions in northern or central California where officials believe the outbreak is centered. Americans are also encouraged to avoid any Romanian salad that is not labeled with a growing place.
“Check the boxes or boxes for a label to confirm that it was not harvested in the central coastal regions of northern and central California,” warns the CDC. “If Roma salad is not noticed, do not buy, serve, sell or eat it.”
“People with symptoms of an E. coli infection, such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody) and vomiting, who think they may have been ill from eating Romanine salad should talk to their doctor and report their illness to health department, “continued the publication.
The CDC’s investigation has since declined after the Agency’s first announcement of E. coli eruptions, which urged Americans to avoid all Romaine salad nationwide.
“CDC advises US consumers not to eat any Romaine salad, and retailers and restaurants do not earn or sell any until we learn more about the outbreak” said in a warning last month.