"Public health agencies in both the United States and Canada are informing consumers that there are no concerns about consuming any particular food, while they continue their investigations into what caused this E. coli O157:H7 outbreak that began in November".
"Even though we can't say with 100 percent certainty that romaine lettuce is the cause of the E. coli outbreak in the USA, a greater degree of caution is appropriate given that lettuce is nearly always consumed raw", James Rogers, director of food safety and research at Consumer Reports, said in a press release.
In an interview with NBC News, a CDC official said that even though Canadian authorities have linked the outbreak to romaine, US food safety workers haven't been able to identify a single food consumed by everyone affected. "Canada has identified the source as romaine lettuce", says Jean Halloran, director of Food Policy Initiatives at Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports. One person has also died in Canada. CDC continues to work with regulatory partners in several states, at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency to identify the source.
In the US, the CDC did not make any recommendations to the public about avoiding any foods in its initial December 28, 2017, media statement on the outbreak or in today's update.To date, only half of the USA victims have been interviewed by outbreak investigators. They include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.
One killed as balloon crash at Egyptian city of Luxor
The accident occurred in Luxor, in southern Egypt, which is popular with tourists due to its number of ancient temples and ruins. One tourist was killed and 12 others were injured when a hot air balloon crashed near Egypt's ancient city of Luxor on Friday.
Henderson County unemployment rate rises slightly
Four counties were at or above 5 percent Clearwater, 6 percent; Shoshone, 5.5 percent; Lewis, 5.5 percent; and Adams, 5 percent. The two other sectors that posted job declines for the month were Government and Professional and Business Services.
Caesar salads are off the menu at Wendy's for the time being as U.S. Center for Disease Control investigates an outbreak of E. coli infections that might be linked to eating romaine lettuce.
This infection can sometimes develop into a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), which is a type of kidney failure. In the United States, 17 people are sick. "Without knowing the source, it's hard to know", he said, per NBC News. You can also wash counters, cutting boards, and utensils after they touch raw meat to avoid contaminating other foods. There has been one death, which was previously reported.
If you are concerned that you might have an E. coli infection, talk to your health care provider. It's also important to avoid preparing food when you are sick, particularly if you are sick with diarrhea.
Produce trade organizations issued a statement that, as of last week, no public health agency had contacted romaine lettuce growers or processors and asked to stop shipping product. It urged the public to avoid eating romaine lettuce until more is known about the contamination.
Man Dies Five Days After Contracting Flu
Sanjay Gupta previously told CNN that most people who die from the flu have an "underlying illnesses or a weakened immune system". The number of flu deaths in Australia over their winter has not yet been released, but it's thought to be the worst in years.
Trump administration proposes $18b for border wall extension
If that work was completed, more than half of the almost 2,000 mile-border with Mexico would be lined with a physical barrier. On Friday, the White House requested roughly $33 billion worth of stringent border security measures from Congress.
OnePlus 5T to release Sandstone White variant on January 9
This variant is also only available in 8GB / 128 GB RAM / Storage and price is also the same as the midnight black OnePlus 5T. The handset was released in conjunction with the latest episode of Star Wars movie franchise - Star Wars: The Last Jedi .
South Korea seizes second ship transferring oil to North
Earlier a foreign ministry official in Seoul had said the ship had been seized briefly by customs authorities who inspected it. The Hong Kong government said in a statement Friday it had noted media reports that the Lighthouse Winmore had been seized.
Arctic cold front arriving this weekend
On Monday, morning lows will likely be in the teens and twenties and afternoon highs could be near or just below freezing. We're starting off our Wednesday on a dangerously cold note, and the frigid temperatures aren't going away anytime soon!
Mega Millions jackpot grows to $306M
Owner James Kim and cashier Ronald were on hand, and Ronald showed FOX 11 his ritual for people who buy tickets at his shop. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.
Chiefs make QB switch for suddenly intriguing Week 17
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes looks to pass during a preseaon game at Arrowhead Stadium on August 31, 2017. On Wednesday, the National Football League shared what it said was Mahomes' five best moments from his preseason games.