Posts tagged "CDC"

Déjà vu: Romaine lettuce is the source of another outbreak

[21 November/Food Dive] The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning consumers against eating romaine lettuce as it has been linked to a new multi-state outbreak of E.Coli. There have been 32 cases of infection reported across 11 states with 13 people hospitalised as well as 18 cases in the Canadian states...

WHO calls for trans-fat to be eliminated within 5 years

[15 May/CNBC] The World Health Organisation has said the world could eliminate industrially-produced trans fats by 2023 while unveiling a plan to prevent 500,000 deaths a year from cardiovascular disease. Trans-fats are popular in fried, baked and snack foods as they have a long shelf life. WHO data indicates they increase heart disease risk by...

Romaine-linked E. coli outbreak continues to spread, but its origins remain unknown

[11 May/Food Dive] The E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Arizona has sickened 149 people across America. The CDC said the illnesses emerged between March 13 and April 25. Six incidents were also reported in Canada. In contrast, a 2006 outbreak linked to bagged spinach killed three people and caused 199 to become...