Romaine lettuce from Arizona is linked to an E. coli outbreak in 19 states, with 84 people infected. The lettuce was served at Panera Bread, grocery stores, restaurants, jails and correctional facilities, and other locations.
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Romaine Lettuce Linked to E. Coli Outbreak
The FDA is warning consumers not to eat all types of romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona region, including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, pre-chopped romaine, salads, and bag salad mixes containing romaine
What is the Problem?
In April 2018, the CDC warned about an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 from romaine lettuce that was grown in Arizona. The agency warns: “Consumers should avoid all romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona. If you cannot determine the source of your romaine lettuce, throw it away and don’t eat it.”
How Many People Are Sick?
As of April 25, at least 84 people have been infected with E. coli in 19 states since March, including 42 people who were hospitalized. Nine people developed a type of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
Panera Bread Salad E. Coli Outbreak
The E. coli outbreak was linked to romaine lettuce in salad after a group of 6 people in New Jersey fell ill after eating at Panera Bread. The lettuce was also distributed to grocery stores, jails, and other restaurants.
New Jersey Woman FIles Panera E. Coli Lawsuit
One of the E. coli victims, Louise Fraser, filed a food poisoning lawsuit against Panera and its lettuce supplier, Freshway Foods Inc. Louise was hospitalized for several weeks with a type of kidney failure known as Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) after eating a salad that was contaminated with E. coli at Panera Bread in New Jersey.
Salad E. Coli Outbreak at Alaska Jail
On April 19, 2018, Alaska health partners announced that several people in a correctional facility were infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7. The victims ate whole-head romaine lettuce that was grown in Yuma Arizona.
E. coli Food Poisoning
Infections with E. coli can cause severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, vomiting and other symptoms within 2-8 days of eating contaminated food. Infection can cause death, dehydration, blood infections, kidney failure, or Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
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