Public health agency advises against eating romaine lettuce

Published November 20, 2018

LAST UPDATED: JAN. 11, 2019

The Public Health Agency of Canada has updated its public health notice on the recent outbreak of E. coli cases in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and several U.S. states linked to contaminated romaine lettuce originating from California.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) has indicated the U.S outbreak appears to be over as of Jan. 9, 2019. The Canadian outbreak was declared over on Dec. 24, 2018 and the investigation has been closed.

Click here to read the latest update to the federal government’s public health notice.

Click here to learn about all actions that the Canadian Food Inspection Agency has taken with respect to their investigation into the recent outbreak of E. coli O157 linked to contaminated romaine lettuce.

Click here for the latest information on this investigation from the United States Food and Drug Administration.

If future risks are identified, the Public Health Agency of Canada and its partners will take the necessary steps to notify Canadians of any increased risk to their health and to provide advice on how to prevent illness.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to Lauren van den Berg, Restaurants Canada National Vice President, Government Affairs, at Lauren@restaurantscanada.org or David Lefebvre, Restaurants Canada Vice President, Federal and Quebec, at DLefebvre@restaurantscanada.org.

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