The CDC is now reporting that the number of sick people has more than doubled in an E. coli O157:H7 outbreak associated with romaine lettuce on sandwiches from Wendy’s restaurants.

As of this afternoon, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has confirmed reports of 84 people infected.

Continue Reading Dozens more sick in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine served at Wendy’s restaurants

T-Brothers Food & Trading Ltd. has recalled Hankook (Korean characters only) brand Original Kimchi from the marketplace due to possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination.

This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.

There have been reported illnesses associated
Continue Reading Hankook brand of Original Kimchi recalled in Canada for E. coli O157:H7 illnesses

An E. coli O157 outbreak thought to be linked to fresh organic produce is spreading in Washington State, having infected people in four counties as of this afternoon.

“The outbreak currently includes six confirmed cases across Benton County (1), King County (3), Snohomish County (1) and Walla Walla County (1),”
Continue Reading UPDATED: Washington E. coli outbreak spreads; children in 4 counties involved

The Leafy Greens Greens Marketing Agreements in California and Arizona have been amended by their Advisory Boards to require additional safety practices for growing leafy greens such as romaine lettuce in the two states that grow the vast majority of it.

The additional safety measures follow costly and embarrassing outbreaks
Continue Reading Tougher safety provisions added to leafy greens agreements in key states

The journal Horticulturae reports in a current issue on Purdue University research findings about E. coli in aquaponic and hydroponic systems. Three years of other research about deadly E. coli O157:H7 have left many wondering if there might be safer ways to grow romaine lettuce other than open fields in
Continue Reading Aquaponic and Hydroponic systems are no escape from E. coli contamination

It’s a rare day when two multistate and one single state outbreaks of E. coli O157:H7 are declared over.

It’s likely even a first-time event, just another in the odyssey that’s played out since late 2017 when romaine lettuce began spreading the dangerous adulterant that originates in bovine intestines.

Continue Reading E. coli outbreaks may be over, but without a source or root cause for the romaine problem

Wisconsin officials have found E. coli O157:H7 in an unopened bag of pre-washed, chopped romaine collected from an ill person’s home.  Laboratory testing is pending to determine if the E. coli matches a strain causing one of the ongoing multi-state outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.

The Wisconsin findings are part 

Continue Reading Wisconsin finds E. coli O157 in bagged Fresh Express romaine from California’s Salinas Valley

Since November 22, 2019, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has identified one additional E. coli illness in Canada with a similar genetic fingerprint to illnesses reported in the ongoing United States (U.S.) E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce harvested in Salinas, California which has sickened at least

Continue Reading Salinas Romaine sickens 2 in Canada and 102 in the United States with E. coli