At this time, this update does not apply to any Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve, or Markon Essentials products.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), along with provincial public health partners, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Health Canada investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157 that is linked to romaine lettuce. At this time, there are no product recalls associated with this outbreak nor have the illnesses been traced back to a supplier, brand or region. The outbreak investigation is ongoing.
What we know:
To date, 21 people from 3 provinces, Quebec (3), New Brunswick (5), and Newfoundland and Labrador (13), have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. Coli O157
10 of the ill persons have been hospitalized
No deaths have been reported
Illnesses occurred in November 2017
Individuals who became ill are between the ages of 5 and 72
The majority of the cases (71%) are female
Click here to view the PHAC public notice.
For more information about E. Coli and details on the ongoing outbreak, click here to refer to the PHAC website.
Markon will continue to update members when more information becomes available.
Food Safety Director
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