• Canadian officials still searching for source of E. coli outbreak

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    An E. coli outbreak in Canada that was initially linked to a restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta, has grown to include people who do not have any connections to Mama Nita's Binalot, and one of them has died.
    Described as “extremely complex” by Dr. Chris Sikora, medical officer of health for the Edmonton Zone, the ongoing outbreak has sickened at least 34 people. Eleven of the people have been admitted to hospitals, according to a news release from Alberta Health Services. During a news conference on April 20, another medical officer for the Edmonton Zone said the death was not linked to food...
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  • Publisher's Platform: At least 64 with E. coli in 16 States Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Arizona

    Publisher's Platform: At least 64 with E. coli in 16 States Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Yuma Arizona

    1 month ago - By Food Safety

    The Numbers:
    As of Friday night, the CDC reported 53 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 being reported from 16 states. However, the CDC reported only 1 case in Alaska while Alaska Department of Public Health reported 8 ill from the Anvil Mountain Correctional Center in Nome, and that its investigation had confirmed that the whole head romaine lettuce consumed by the Nome patients was grown in Yuma, Arizona. In addition, the CDC reported 6 ill in Montana while Montana Department of Public Health reported 8 and the CDC reported 3 ill in Arizona while the Arizona...
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