Canada Some restos stop serving romaine amid outbreak

03:06  04 january  2018
03:06  04 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Some restaurant chains have stopped serving dishes with romaine lettuce amid a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy vegetable.

Some restaurant chains have stopped serving dishes with romaine lettuce amid a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy vegetable. iStockphoto.

Some restaurant chains have stopped serving dishes with romaine lettuce amid a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy vegetable.

There were 41 cases of E. coli under investigation in total in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Soctia, and Newfoundland and Labrador as of Dec. 28, according to a statement from Public Health Agency of Canada. One person died.

The agency linked the outbreak to romaine lettuce and encouraged individuals in the five provinces with known cases to consider eating other varieties of lettuce instead.

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Cara Operations Ltd. instructed its various chains with locations in those five provinces and P.E.I. to stop serving dishes with romaine lettuce on Dec. 27, said spokeswoman Carmen Bain.

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Some retailers are pulling romaine lettuce products off their shelves after federal warnings about a nationwide E. coli outbreak blamed on contaminated romaine .

Some local restaurants are setting aside culinary correctness during the romaine lettuce E. coli scare, erring She stopped buying those products over the winter, after the first CDC warning came out . He hasn’t decided yet whether he will add romaine back to the salad bowl once the outbreak is over.

The company operates Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill + Bar, Montana's Cookhouse, Kelsey's, East Side Mario's and other chains.

The move comes "out of an abundance of caution for the protection of our consumers safety," she said, adding diners have responded positively to the company's decision.

Cara will continue to monitor the event closely and re-evaluate its position as more information comes to light.

Boston Pizza International Inc. has also temporarily suspended the sale of all types of romaine lettuce at the pizza joint's locations in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada as of Dec. 26, said spokeswoman Alexandra Cygal in an email.

"The suspension of sale is strictly precautionary at this point," she said and chefs are substituting other types of lettuce in salads.

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The restaurant industry is not alone in taking such measures. On Dec. 24, Sobeys Inc. said it is pulling more than 300 romaine lettuce products from its shelves at stores across the country.

Public Health is continuing its investigation and the agency has said the public health notice will be updated on a regular basis as the investigation evolves.

The outbreak investigation is continuing and the agency says the public health notice will be updated on a regular basis as the investigation evolves.

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