Friday, December 29, 2017

Romaine food poisoning spreads

The United States Centres for Disease Control is reporting that 17 people have been stricken with E. coli 0157:H7 food poisoning.

It follows a similar situation in Canada where more than 30 people have been sickened. Newfoundland and Nova Scotia have had the most cases.

Preliminary results show that the type of E. coli making people sick in both countries is closely related genetically, meaning the ill people are more likely to share a common source of infection.

The Public Health Agency of Canada also says the cases here have a highly-similar DNA profile and it has identified romaine lettuce as the likely source.

But the officials on both sides of the border have yet to name a company or state where the romaine originated.

Are they afraid to reveal helpful information to consumers because they might be sued?

Just get Trump to tweet it!