Canada declares E. coli outbreak appears to be over

In collaboration with our association colleagues, we’d like to share the following update to last week’s communications regarding the current E. coli outbreak.

Updated public health notices have been issued by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  PHAC also has lifted their advisory around romaine lettuce consumption.

Canada Public Health statement:
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/public-health-notices/2017/public-health-notice-outbreak-e-coli-infections-linked-romaine-lettuce.html

U.S. CDC statement:
https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2018/s0110-update-ecoli.html

U.S. FDA statement:
https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/SafetyAlertsAdvisories/ucm591989.htm

In response to this afternoon’s statements made by public health agencies in both the U.S. and Canada, the undersigned organizations call your attention to the following details:

Public Health agencies in both the United States and Canada are informing consumers that they no longer need to be concerned about consuming any particular food as they continue their investigation into what caused the outbreak that began in November.

 

Based on both statements, they have concluded that product is no longer in the market.

 

The group is committed to working with government agencies in both the US and Canada to assist with any investigatory needs moving forward.

Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement
Canadian Produce Marketing Association
Produce Marketing Association
United Fresh Produce Association
Western Growers 


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