Food UPDATE: National E. coli Outbreak Is Worsening, a Blanket Ban On Romaine Lettuce Is Recommended

17:36  20 april  2018
17:36  20 april  2018 Source:   cookinglight.com

More E. Coli Infections Tied to Romaine Lettuce Have Been Reported, CDC Says

  More E. Coli Infections Tied to Romaine Lettuce Have Been Reported, CDC Says Cases are piling up in an E. coli outbreak likely tied to chopped romaine lettuce, according to an update issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eighteen people from five states have been added to the CDC’s investigation since the agency first alerted the public to the E. coli outbreak on Friday, bringing the total to 53 people sickened in 16 states. The E. coli outbreak has led to 31 hospitalizations, according to the CDC, but no deaths have been reported.

UPDATE : The national recall of romaine lettuce has worsened since the FDA and CDC first traced an E . coli outbreak back to Arizona, and now both organizations are recommending a blanket ban on all romaine lettuce .

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UPDATE: The national recall of romaine lettuce has worsened since the FDA and CDC first traced an E.coli outbreak back to Arizona, and now both organizations are recommending a blanket ban on all romaine lettuce.

An additional five states have sprouted new cases, and health officials are reporting a hospitalization rate of more than 60 percent, which the CDC says is twice the normal rate.

The CDC released an update citing 53 confirmed E.coli sicknesses across 16 different states nationwide—more than 31 people needed to be rushed to the hospital stemming from romaine-related infections, and five of them have developed a rare kind of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome. The newest cases are popping up in Alaska, California, Louisiana, Montana, and Arizona itself.

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The CDC is warning people that tainted lettuce ended up in the following pre-packaged salads as well. Mehr von diesem partner. Prinz William als erster Royal offiziell in Israel.

The CDC is warning people that tainted lettuce ended up in the following pre-packaged salads as well.

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Both the CDC and the FDA have doubled down in warning shoppers and home cooks about this massive recall. This is the first time in recent years, the agencies have recommend a blanket ban.

“If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it. If you have already purchased products containing chopped romaine lettuce, including bagged salads, salad mixes, or prepared salads, throw them away,” the FDA writes, in a new update released on Wednesday.

Health officials are wary of the everyday shopper's ability to effectively identify the at-risk romaine lettuce, which was produced specifically in Yuma, Arizona. And this particular recall is extra worrisome given that Arizona is one of the nation's leading providers of all kinds of produce: There are more than 1,300 farms in operation in the state with upwards of 26 million acres of farmland used to grow food, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

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  Washing your romaine lettuce won't eliminate E. coli — here's how to minimize your risk during the current outbreak Romaine lettuce that was grown near Yuma, Arizona, has been linked to an outbreak of a dangerous strain of E. coli. The CDC wants people to avoid all forms of romaine unless they are certain it didn't come from Arizona.If you've got romaine lettuce in your refrigerator, throw it out — and then give the fridge a good scrub, ideally with bleach.

Romaine lettuce : Why it's hard to keep it safe from E . coli and other bacteria. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY Published 2:00 a.m. ET May 9, 2018 | Updated 12:00 p.m. ET May 10, 2018. The CDC says a death in California has been linked to a national romaine lettuce food poisoning outbreak .

The CDC warns that an outbreak of E . coli is connected to all types of romaine lettuce , including whole heads and hearts of romaine , as well as chopped romaine in CDC expands E . coli warning to all romaine lettuce . by Sandee LaMotte, CNN. Updated 1834 GMT (0234 HKT) April 21, 2018.

But with the FDA's formal warning, and reports of retailers pulling all romaine products and prepared salads from their shelves, it might be best to simply avoid romaine for the foreseeable future. If you're hungry for a Caesar salad, try using kale.

The original article, published on April 16, continues below:

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It's the second time this year that Americans are being warned to stay away from romaine lettuce due to E.coli contamination, following a massive outbreak in January that killed one and sickened 50-plus others across the United States and Canada. The latest bout has affected 35 people in 11 different states.

But the outbreak might be even more worrisome as the tainted lettuce has made its way into prepared, ready-to-eat salads sold across the nation.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that three people are being treated for a rare kidney failure known as "hemolytic uremic syndrome" after eating the contaminated lettuce. According to the agency, and with the help of the Food and Drug Administration, the source of the latest round of E.coli poisoning stems from romaine producers in the Yuma, Arizona region.

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  The Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Is Sending an Unusually High Number of People to the Hospital The E. coli outbreak that has the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urging consumers to avoid romaine lettuce is linked to an unusually high number of hospitalizations, according to an update issued Wednesday. Thirty-one more cases have been added to an ongoing investigation into the outbreak, bringing the total number of sick individuals across 19 states to 84. About 54% of these patients — 42 out of the 78 with available information — have been hospitalized, according to the CDC. That’s significantly higher than the infection’s typical 30% hospitalization rate, according to the agency.

At least 53 people have been sickened by tainted, chopped romaine lettuce in an expanding E . coli outbreak that now spans 16 states The contaminated greens have been traced to Yuma, Ariz., but investigators recommended abundant caution because they have not yet identified a specific source.

Update : It's finally safe to go back to your beloved hand salads and tossed Caesars: After recommending a blanket ban on romaine due to one of the largest E . coli outbreaks (that spread to 32 states and caused the death of at least one patient)

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They haven't identified which grower, distributor, supplier, or even brand is responsible for spreading the sickness just yet.

More than 90 percent of those affected by the outbreak said they ate romaine lettuce before getting sick, including those served chopped salads at local restaurants. Before the CDC and FDA pinpointed the general source, some news outlets reported a possible link between Panera Bread salads and a few serious E.coli cases in New Jersey last week—but it's unclear if the salads served at these restaurants included lettuce grown in Arizona.

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In addition to asking consumers to toss lettuce that has been purchased recently—especially products sourced from the Arizona region—the CDC says that there are a few pre-packaged salads and salad mixes that could be at risk.

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In their latest update on the countrywide romaine E . coli outbreak , officials at the Centers People infected with the outbreak of E . coli -contaminated lettuce , by state of residence, as of May 15. We’ve been talking about a national grid for years. It might be time to do it. The West is on fire again.

The CDC is warning people that tainted lettuce ended up in the following pre-packaged salads as well.

Food Safety News reports that mixed salads available at regional grocery chain Market District have been compromised, including four different varieties under its in-house "Great to Go" brand. Some of the prepared meals that could be tainted include chicken caesar salad, chicken and bacon salad, and a chef's salad with ham, turkey, and hard-boiled eggs.

The CDC is still working to find which particular Arizona source is responsible for the E.coli outbreak, but you can see how this outbreak affects your area by taking a look at the up-to-date map of case counts published by the CDC right here. It'll help you avoid any chance of possibly falling ill, including suffering the seriously awful side effects of severe stomach cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Five now dead in romaine E. coli outbreak .
FDA and CDC struggling to find the source of the infection Four more people have died of E. coli infections spread by romaine lettuce and 25 more illnesses have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday.The outbreak is over and romaine lettuce is no longer on the warning list, but reports of cases in three more states have come in, the CDC said.A total of five people have died and 197 reported sick in the outbreak, the largest E. coli outbreak in the U.S. in more than a decade, the CDC said.

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