Date: Dec 05, 2019

As previously reported in Spotlight, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently disseminated notices regarding the current E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas, California growing region.

According to the CDC, there is now a total of 102 E. coli O157:H7 reported illnesses across 23 states—an additional 35 illnesses since last reported on November 26. This outbreak is caused by the same strain of E. coli O157:H7 that caused outbreaks linked to leafy greens in 2017 and to romaine lettuce in 2018.

For full details, please access the CDC website.

For more information, please contact Sonia Salas at (949) 885-2251.

Click here to read the latest CDC alert.

Click here to read the latest FDA alert.

WG Staff Contact

Sonia Salas
Assistant Vice President, Food Safety, Science & Technology

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