UPDATED: Recalled foodservice lettuce linked to E. coli cases

01/14/2013 12:32:00 PM
Coral Beach

The first illnesses linked to the FreshPoint lettuce were reported by the Public Health Agency of Canada on Dec. 31. At that time there were five confirmed E. coli O157:H7 cases in New Brunswick. As of Jan. 11 the confirmed cases stood at 26.

The food safety investigation is ongoing, Lisa Gauthier, spokeswoman for the CFIA, said Jan. 14.

Laboratory analysis has shown that the E. coli cases are linked and an epidemological assessment by Canadian health officials identified that lettuce distributed to certain restaurants is the likely cause, according to the CFIA.


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Daniel Torres    
Gonzales Ca.  |  January, 14, 2013 at 07:46 PM

why so secretive? bet Marler knows who grew-packed processed this product!

Coral Beach    
The Packer  |  January, 15, 2013 at 10:10 AM

Daniel, as soon as The Packer can confirm the lettuce supplier we will report it. As of now, no government or company sources have confirmed who supplied the lettuce. We feel it would be irresponsible to report unsubstantiated rumors. Also, no other news outlet has reported the supplier at this time. Coral Beach, staff writer

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ns  |  January, 15, 2013 at 10:45 AM

there is acttully for then one news outlet reporting where it came from might want to do your research before you start saying stuff

BC    
January, 16, 2013 at 04:41 PM

Who is the news outlet reporting where it came from?

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