Date: Nov 26, 2019

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated their 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 67 E. coli O157:H7 reported illnesses, an increase of 27 illnesses since last reported on November 22. The illness onset date was previously reported as November 10, 2019; the updated advisory reports the most recent illness onset date as November 14, 2019.

Considering there is a wait period between the time a case is reported and then confirmed, we were expecting that these numbers would change since the first notices were posted last week.

For full details, please access the FDA and CDC websites.

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

Click here to read the full CDC alert

Click here to read the full FDA warning

WG Staff Contact

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

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