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May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010

Lettuce confirmed as source of E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Federal investigation of an outbreak of a rare strain of Escherichia coli expanded yesterday as researchers confirmed a link between the strain, E coli O145, and the bagged shredded lettuce suspected of spreading it.

May 06, 2010

May 06, 2010

Romaine lettuce implicated in multistate E coli outbreak

(CIDRAP News) – Freshway Foods, based in Sidney, Ohio, today recalled some of its romaine lettuce products after a New York state laboratory assisting with the investigation of a multistate Escherichia coli O145 outbreak found the pathogen in an unopened product sample.

Apr 15, 2010

Apr 15, 2010

CDC: E coli down, most other foodborne illnesses level

(CIDRAP News) – E coli O157:H7 was the comparative bright spot today in a federal report that showed little change in the incidence of most foodborne illnesses in 2009.


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