A Farm Announces Recall Of Cauliflower And Lettuce Due To E. coli

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Giant Eagle has announced that all stores are recalling red and green leaf lettuce after a possible E. coli contamination.

Officials believe filtered and treated water from the reservoir may have come in contact with the produce after it was harvested, but said none of the water has tested positive for E. coli.

Fifty-nine people across 15 states in the U.S and the District of Columbia have fallen ill since October - up seven since last week - and the outbreak has also been linked to reported cases in Canada. Farming, Inc. issued a voluntary recall for red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce and cauliflower after E. coli was found in a reservoir near where it was grown. Farming, Inc.'s products.

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The cauliflower in question was distributed to Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as parts of Mexico and Canada. The filtered, treated water has tested negative for the bacteria. According to a report by CBC the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says certain red leaf lettuce and green leaf lettuce produced by Adam Bros.

Infections from E. coli can cause symptoms such as severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. An investigation is still ongoing into other potential origins, and the FDA said the finding did not account for all of the cases of people who fell sick.

The CFIA is warning consumers, restaurants and institutions not to purchase, sell or consume these products. "The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death".

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