Health department alert over romaine lettuce
The Department of Health is to contact local food suppliers after a large-scale outbreak of E. coli in the United States associated with romaine lettuce.
Authorities in the US are trying to control a series of outbreaks.
A Department of Health spokeswoman said: “Locally, [the Department of] Environmental Health will be contacting food suppliers to follow up.
“The warning does not apply to locally grown romaine lettuce.
“At this time, there have not been reports locally to the Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit.
“Surveillance will be able to confirm the source as food histories are taken of all reported confirmed gastroenteritis, including E. coli.”
The Centre for Disease Control is advising consumers in America to dispose of any romaine lettuce and to sanitise areas it may have come into contact with.
• For more information on the outbreak in America visit:https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html
End of an era as Bluck’s closes its doors
Blakeney leaves gaming commission
Wyer suffers racist abuse from Trojans fans
A response to the Premier: stop it!
Social media helps identify avocado thief
Planned developments to add 240 rooms
Sentence extended for gas station theft
Take Our Poll
- "Your new year's resolutions for 2019"
- Quit smoking
- Quit drinking/drink in moderation
- Do not drink and drive
- Lose weight
- Stop procrastinating
- Drive with greater care
- Total Votes: 2607
- Poll Archive