October 7

E coli linked to romaine lettuce traced to California

Canada’s food industry is being told not to import romaine lettuce from certain parts of the U.S.The warning comes as the American Food and Drug Administration said it suspects lettuce harvested in parts of California as the source of the E. coli outbreak.The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is investigating 22 confirmed cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce.Most of those are in Ontario and Quebec.The agency advised people in those two provinces and in New Brunswick not to eat romaine lettuce and to throw out any they have at home.It did not issue a recall.The CFIA says it’s continuing its own investigation into the E. coli cases.The findings will be shared with its American counterparts.