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Public Health Notice - romaine lettuce

The Public Health Agency of Canada is advising Canadians to not eat any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, California growing region in the U.S. American health authorities are investigating an outbreak of E. coli that is linked to romaine lettuce in several U.S. states. Romaine lettuce harvested in Canada is not affected by this advice.

Canadians are advised to check their homes for all types of romaine lettuce such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

Pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, young children and older adults are most at risk for developing serious complications should they get infected with E. coli.

Public Health Notice - United States outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce with implications for Canadians – Canada.ca

 

 

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Last Update : 04 December 2019