They continued by saying that laboratory analysis has indicated that the illnesses reported in this outbreak are "genetically related" to illnesses reported in an outbreak of E coli in December 2017, which affected both Canada and the U.S. Sobeys, Loblaw and Costco all say they have stopped selling romaine lettuce and salad mixes containing romaine. If you have eaten romaine lettuce in the past week and have been ill with similar symptoms, see your doctor. Consumers are encouraged to check their refrigerators for any romaine lettuce that may be stored there and discard them as well. "So we're able to actually get real-time information and conduct effective trace back and isolate what the source is".
Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don't worry about your turkey.
Thirty-two illnesses in 11 states have been linked to romaine.
Meanwhile, romaine lettuce poses even more danger. The agency is warning people to throw out all romaine, because of fears it may carry a potentially deadly strain of E. coli.
Romaine lettuce still had a place at the salad bars of some cafes and delicatessens in New York City on Wednesday despite a rare, nationwide U.S. public health warning for consumers to avoid eating any of it because of possible E.coli contamination.
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'Retailers will be pulling romaine and possibly all other lettuce/leafy greens from their shelves (a process called quarantining) until the source is found'.
People infected with E. coli can have a wide range of symptoms appear within one to 10 days after contact with the bacteria. "I think what's happening is that we have better technology than ever before to link outbreaks of human illness to a common pathogen".
The authority also advised consumers to practice good food handling habits.
"Under the Consumer Protection Act, consumers are therefore to refrain from purchasing or consuming imported romaine lettuce until further notice", added the minsitry.
There are no deaths reported in connection to this outbreak, but one person has developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.