Posts tagged "E. coli"

Large cattle farm may have caused romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak

[8 August/CNBC] The large E. coli outbreak across the US earlier in the year through tainted romaine lettuce may have been caused by a large industrial farm according to a hypothesis by the Food and Drug Administration. A concentrated animal feeding operation was near a canal. Its water came in contact with the affected lettuce...

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...

E. coli breakout tied to romaine lettuce kills 1 in California, expands to 25 states

[3 May/CNBC] A week long E. coli outbreak in the US has killed one person and expanded to half of the U.S. states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 121 total cases were reported. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration were investigating the outbreak and said illnesses at an Alaskan prison was...

Making our rivers swimmable comes at a cost of $217million a year

[29 March/Stuff] It was estimated to cost $217 million a year to make all our rivers swimmable by 2040, according to the Ministry for the Environment. A swimmable river has low levels of E. coli, which was used as an indicator of the risk to human health. Currently, 71.2 percent of rivers and lakes are...