CDC Issues Final Romaine Lettuce Update [US]

US FlagUS/Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") LogoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), an Atlanta, Georgia based health promotion and disease prevention authority, issues its final update on the outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to Romaine Lettuce due to Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 infections linked to Romaine.

CDC: http://ht.ly/bhvR30ngukU

Direct link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2019/s0109-final-ecoli-update.html

Additional information:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) reports this E. coli O157:H7 outbreak appears to have begun in October with cases reported from October 8, 2018 to December 13, 2018. As of January 9, 2019, this outbreak appears to be over.

 

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Adam Bros. Farming Cauliflower & Lettuce Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Logo - Adams Brothers Family FarmsThe Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”), an Ottawa, Ontario regulatory and food safety authority, recalls certain batch/lots of Cauliflower, Red Leaf Lettuce and Green Leaf Lettuce produced by Adam Bros. Farming Inc. of Santa Maria, California due to suspected risk of Escherichia coli (“E.coli”) E. coli O157:H7 contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

CFIA: http://ht.ly/LQM430n0cOx

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2018/68606r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Cauliflower and Lettuce products are subject to this recall:

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CDC Issues Romaine Lettuce Warning [US]

US FlagUS/Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ("CDC") LogoThe US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), an Atlanta, Georgia based health promotion and disease prevention authority, warns consumers, restaurants and retailers not to eat, serve or sell any Romaine Lettuce products as it investigates an outbreak of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 infections linked to Romaine.

This warning comes after at least thirty-two (32) illnesses have been reported from eleven (11) states, including thirteen (13) people who have been hospitalized. One person developed Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (“HUS”), a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.

CDC: http://ht.ly/1RgN30mHZEm

Direct link: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s1120-ecoli-romain-lettuce.html

Additional information:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) reports this E. coli O157:H7 outbreak appears to have begun last month, with cases reported from October 8, 2018 to October 31, 2018

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Woombye Cheese Co. Cheese Recall [Australia]

Australia ACCC RecallAustralia/Canberra: Woombye Cheese Co. Cheese Recall [Australia]Blackall Country Cheese Pty Ltd. trading as Woombye Cheese Company, a Woombye, Queensland establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Various Cheeses due to suspected Escherichia coli (“E.coli”) contamination and consequential risk of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

ACCC: http://ht.ly/DMFq30linV9

Direct link: https://www.productsafety.gov.au/recall/blackall-country-cheese-pty-ltd-t-as-woombye-cheese-company-various-cheeses

Additional information:
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (“ACCC”) reports the following Cheese products are subject to this recall:

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Food Basics Ground Veal Recall [Canada]

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Canada/Ottawa: Food Basics Ground Veal Recall [Canada]Vantage Foods (ON) Inc. recalls certain batch/lots of Ground Lean Veal due to suspected risk of Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7 contamination, consequential bacterial infection and risk of illness, all serious health hazards. CFIA: http://ht.ly/3T4R30gt1kw

Direct link: http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/inspection/2017/65048r-eng.php

Additional information:
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (“CFIA”) reports the following Veal Meat products are subject to this recall:

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Expanded XL Foods Beef Recall

Canada/Ottawa: CFIA expands recall for various XL Foods Beef due to E. coli O157:H7 hazard: http://ht.ly/eeIj1

Direct link: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2012/20121003e.shtml

About E. coli enteritis:
E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning is typically transmitted using the fecal-mouth route by eating or drinking foods or beverages contaminated with E. Coli O157:H7, eating unpasteurized (i.e., raw) milk and (raw) milk products and untreated water. Common symptoms of E. Coli 0157:H7 poisoning include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), vomiting, nausea and headache.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says food contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 may not look or smell spoiled. Consumption of food contaminated with these bacteria may cause serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses. CFIA reports the affected Beef products are all based on meat produced at XL Foods (Establishment 38), now subject to a North American-wide recall. Learn more about Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (“E. Coli O157:H7”) poisoning from Health Canada: http://ht.ly/dMvCT.

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