27, 2008: Michigan E. Coli Cases Linked To Iceberg Lettuce

Michigan health officials have issued a health alert identifying iceberg lettuce as the likely source of the E. coli O157:H7 food poisoning outbreak that has sickened at least 26 people in Michigan.  The lettuce was sold wholesale as industrial-sized bags to restaurants and institutions throughout the state. ...

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State health officials have indicated that that the E. coli outbreak does not appear to be connected to the bagged lettuce sold in grocery stores.  

According to the health department, some of the individuals sickened in the Michigan E. coli outbreak ate the iceberg lettuce at restaurants and institutions, which had purchased their lettuce from Detroit produce wholesaler, Aunt Mid’s. 

The E. coli food poisoning investigation is still ongoing, and other sources may be linked to outbreak. 

The first confirmed cases were reported on September 8, and of the 26 confirmed E. coli cases, seven were reported at Michigan State University (Ingham County), five occurred at the Lenawee County Jail, and three were students at the University of Michigan (Washtenaw County). The remainder of the E. coli illnesses were reported in Macomb County (4), Wayne County (3), Kent County (2), St. Clair (1) and Oakland (1). 

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