Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Linked to a Santa Maria Farm

Contaminated Romaine Lettuce Linked to a Santa Maria Farm title

The outbreak strain of E. coli O157H:7 has been confirmed in the sediment of an irrigation reservoir on the family-owned farm, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The agencies are continuing to investigate other possible sources, and the CDC still advises consumers not to eat romaine lettuce grown in California's Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara counties until investigations are complete.

It does not appear that Adam Brothers' lettuce is responsible for all of the outbreak's 59 illnesses in 15 states, officials said.

In the latest outbreak, the reservoir is located only on the Adam Brothers farm and was likely used only on that farm, he said.

"Given the identification of the outbreak pathogen on the farm in Santa Barbara County, the farms identified in the traceback, and the fact that the lettuce on the market at the peak of the outbreak should be beyond shelf-life we feel there is no longer a reason for consumers to avoid romaine lettuce from San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, and Ventura Counties, in California, provided it was harvested after November 23", according to the FDA. No deaths have been reported.

The bacteria on the lettuce is E. coli O157:H7, which is similar to a strain connected to an outbreak in the US this past May. Some cases can be life-threatening, causing kidney failure and seizures.

Officials Pinpoint 1 Source of Contaminated Romaine, But Investigation Remains 'Active'

While calling it "premature" to call the outbreak over, Williams said it was a good sign that the most recently identified cases were in the same time period as the main outbreak. "We're intensively interested in answering that question", Ostroff said. "Therefore, the water from the reservoir on this single farm doesn't fully explain what the common source of the contamination", the FDA stated.

Investigators collected samples from the Adam Bros.

"What we are seeing is there are multiple distributors and multiple processors and multiple farms that show up in the various legs of that traceback and they don't all lead back specifically to this farm", said Dr. Stephen Ostroff, Senior Advisor to the FDA commissioner.

To avoid becoming infected with a harmful strain, the CDC recommends using proper hygiene; cooking meat at proper temperatures; avoiding raw milk, unpasteurized dairy products and juices; and not swallowing water when swimming.

Symptoms of E. coli infection include diarrhea, which can be bloody, severe stomach cramps and vomiting.

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