To mitigate the risk associated with E. coli O157:H7 in romaine lettuce from the United States, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has announced the implementation of temporary Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) license conditions.

The measures will be in effect from Sept. 28 to Dec. 20.

According to the

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G.O. Corporation of Minneapolis, MN,  is recalling 11,500 pounds of romaine lettuce, including salad mixes containing lettuce, because of potential contamination from deer feces.

Deer feces have the potential to transmit various harmful pathogens, including E.coli.

According to the detail posted online by the FDA, the recall was initiated on

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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.

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The FDA today reported it did not find any troublesome E. coli or Salmonella strains in samples of romaine collected for a special investigation program, but the agency cautioned that the samples represent a “relatively small” portion of romaine lettuce grown in certain areas.

“The findings of this assignment suggest
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Officials are investigating another outbreak of E. Coli O157: H7 infections of unknown origin. It’s the third such outbreak reported in three weeks. Although the CDC says the cause is unknown, it also says recalled romaine lettuce has tested positive for the outbreak strain of the pathogen.

On Nov. 6,
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Outbreaks A, B, and C sickened at least 188 people in 2019 when they ate romaine lettuce contaminated with E Coli O157:H7. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on May 21 this year that the E. coli O157:H7 contamination responsible for all three romaine outbreaks likely came from fecal
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Federal officials today confirmed another E. coli outbreak that they had previously not revealed to the public. Specific details were not available from the CDC or the FDA, but at least four states have been reported with confirmed patients.

The most likely source of the E. coli O157:H7, reported by
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Opinion

We have a romaine E. coli case in Idaho of a young man who suffered a severe case of hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), was hospitalized for a month and incurred nearly $250,000 in medical expenses and lost wages. He has a risk of future kidney complications, (including a transplant),
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