Lettuce is a staple. Even in the junk foods like burgers lettuce adds a dash of health to it. However, the Romaine Lettuce also called the cos lettuce has recently fallen under the scanner for being contaminated with E. coli. This variety of lettuce is more extended and have stronger leaves with firm ribs, and unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat and falls amongst one of the very nutritious foods, even more, nutritious than iceberg lettuce that is very common. However, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has warned US consumers on Tuesday to refrain from eating romaine lettuce under the fear of E. coli contamination. Four-Month-Old Iowa Baby Died of Diaper Rash Which Was Covered with Maggots, Parents Charged with Murder.
About thirty- two people have been infected by the outbreak till now in 11 states as per reports by CDC. Sadly one of the people infected by E-coli has developed the hemolytic uremic syndrome. This life-threatening disease is the E. coli contamination could result in a kind of kidney. No deaths have been reported by now! The areas affected till now are California, Illinois, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Ohio New, York and Wisconsin. Olive Oil Coating on Stainless Steel Vessels May Halt Bacterial Growth.
Canada's Public Health Agency has identified 18 more people who have been affected by E. coli in Quebec and Ontario. The US FDA has warned that people should stop buying Romaine lettuce and if anyone has any romaine lettuce at home, they should immediately discard it, even if whatever romaine lettuce they have eaten didn't affect them. However, no particular distributor has been held responsible; therefore the FDA warns and requests to avoid eating all types of romaine lettuce.