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

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

Like last year, shoppers are probably going to avoid romaine lettuce and maybe other leafy greens like spinach just ahead of Thanksgiving due to fears over yet another expanding multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: H7.

Officially, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says consumers should not
Continue Reading Romaine outbreak No. 5 met with ‘frustration and heartbreak” by Salinas growers for those infected

“Guarded optimism.” That’s the way Elston Grubaugh, general manager of the Wellton-Mohawk Irrigation and Drainage District in the eastern Yuma, AZ, growing area describes his thoughts about the current romaine lettuce season.

In 2018, an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma area
Continue Reading Yuma romaine growers hopeful harvest will end without E. coli issues

The new investigative report about romaine lettuce contamination drew comments Wednesday from both FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Deputy Commissioner Frank Yiannas. The report looks at the most recent romaine E. coli outbreak, which was declared over on Jan. 9 after confirmation of 62 illnesses in 16 states and the
Continue Reading New FDA report blames on-farm water for latest romaine contamination

Outbreak investigators say a cattle feedlot near a canal providing water to growing regions in Arizona is a key element in their hypothesis about the source of E. coli that contaminated romaine lettuce earlier this year.

The Food and Drug Administration has been investigating the outbreak, linked to romaine grown
Continue Reading FDA says cattle feedlot could be to blame for E. coli in canal water used on romaine