E. coli

Doug McKnight

The Food and Drug Administration says it has identified a common grower associated with outbreaks of E. coli in romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region. But the FDA is not naming the grower yet. 

Erika Mahoney

Federal authorities are trying to figure out what has caused the latest E.coli outbreak. At least eight people have been sickened across three states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning people to not eat a specific salad kit from Fresh Express, a local Salinas company.

Michelle Loxton

The number of people sickened by the E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from the Salinas growing region has increased. As of Wednesday, at least 67 people have fallen ill with over half hospitalized. Cases have been reported across 19 states. Federal investigators are working to narrow down the source of contamination. Meanwhile, loads of lettuce are being thrown out this Thanksgiving. 

Douglas McKnight

No Caesar salad this Thanksgiving for the second year in a row. A warning out Friday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says to avoid eating romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas growing region. 

Brandt Bates

Thursday AM Update: The CDC reports one person from California has died in connection to this E. coli outbreak from contaminated romaine lettuce. At last count, there are 121 cases with 52 hospitalizations. The cases now span 25 states.