There’s continued concern over romaine lettuce.
The Public Health Agency is now advising consumers in eastern Canada, to avoid eating the leafy vegatable, because of concerns over an E. coli outbreak.
Ten additional cases have been reported since the last update, for a total of 40. One person has died.
The Public Health Agency of Canad is asking Canadians to consider consuming other types of lettuce, instead of romaine lettuce, until more is known about the outbreak and the cause of contamination.
New Brunswick has reported five cases so far.
Individuals became sick in November and early December 2017. They range in age between 4 and 85 years old. 73 per cent of them are women.
16 people have been hospitalized.