At least 52 people across 15 states were diagnosed with foodborne illness deemed to be associated with the lettuce recall, CDC said in a press release on Thursday. Onset of Illnesses was between Oct. 5 and Nov. 18, and at least 2 people have suffered kidney failure as a complication of their infection, according to the agency.

The state-by-state breakdown of E. coli illnesses linked to the romaine lettuce recall is as follows:

  • California – 11]
  • New Jersey -11
  • Michigan – 7
  • New Hampshire – 6
  • New York – 6
  • Connecticut – 1
  • Florida – 1
  • Illinois – 1
  • Louisiana – 1
  • Massachusetts – 1
  • Maryland 1
  • Ohio – 1
  • Pennsylvania – 1
  • Rhode Island – 1
  • Wisconsin – 1

CDC said at least 19 of the victims were hospitalized due to the severity of their symptoms. No deaths have yet been linked to the recall.

Canadian health officials are investigating 27 cases of food poisoning that appear to be related to the events in the U.S.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced late last month that the contaminated lettuce was sourced in California. FDA says labeling which states that a head of lettuce was grown outside the infected areas (California Central Coast growing region and Central California) is safe to eat. Hydroponically- and greenhouse-grown romaine lettuce is also safe to eat, the agency said.

Source: WRDW

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