One person has died, 12 are in hospital and 30 people have E. coli 0157:H7 food poisoning, all of them after eating romaine lettuce, reports the Public Health Agency of Canada.
It’s an update on a report earlier this week when 21 were sick, 10 in hospital and none had died.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is working with public health personnel to try to track down the source of the outbreak.
It is probably imported lettuce if, indeed, it proves to be lettuce at fault.
There have been six cases in Ontario, five in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland-Labrador.