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U.S. officials declare end to outbreak from romaine lettuce

The food poisoning outbreak blamed on romaine lettuce is over. U.S. health officials said Wednesday there haven’t been any new illnesses reported for a month. Investigators concluded that romaine lettuce …


Faye Flam: The romaine scare is actually sort of reassuring

While people should take seriously the recent outbreak of E. coli food poisoning that triggered the alert, the fact that it was flagged early shows that the agency once known …


Americans, Canadians are warned: Don’t eat romaine lettuce

Health officials in the U.S. and Canada told people on Tuesday to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 2:44 p.m.

Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey.


Elevated bacteria levels found at Lake Lowell beach

Idaho officials say people should avoid Lake Lowell’s Lower Dam Recreation Area beach this weekend due to elevated bacteria levels.


Local man sickened by E. coli sues Idaho distributor

An Ada County man is suing an Idaho distributor claiming lettuce it sold to Costco Wholesale sickened him with E. coli.


Bad water from canal caused E. coli outbreak, CDC says

The most widespread E. coli outbreak in the past 13 years appears to have been caused by bad water, the Centers for Disease Control and Protection said.


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 10:03 a.m.

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.


Lawsuit claims man contracted E. coli from Nampa Papa Murphy’s salad

A man suing Papa Murphy’s International, LLC claims he contracted E. coli from a takeout salad from the pizza chain’s south Nampa location, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

E. coli outbreak update: It might be safe to buy and eat romaine lettuce again

Though the romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak sickened more people in more states into last week, the true news in a recent Centers for Disease D Control and Prevention update …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 7:41 p.m.

Two Spokane County children sickened in E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

Two children in Spokane County have been sickened with E. coli in an outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the state Department of Health announced Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 3:56 p.m.

Why E. coli keeps getting into our lettuce

Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggest that leafy greens cause roughly a fifth of all foodborne illnesses.


E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grows to 84 cases

PHOENIX – The E. coli outbreak linked to tainted romaine lettuce has grown and sickened 84 people from 19 states, U.S. health officials said Wednesday. At least another 31 cases …


E. coli outbreak warning expands to all romaine lettuce

Public health officials are now telling consumers to avoid all types of romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable that has spread to at least …


Recent E. coli outbreak spreads to Idaho

Idaho Health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infections that are linked to a national outbreak affecting at least 11 states, including in Idaho.


Peanut butter substitute recalled after E. coli outbreak

A peanut butter substitute sold by an Illinois company is being recalled because 12 cases of E. coli have been linked to the product.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 10:04 p.m.

Milk from Tenino dairy recalled following E. coli concerns

The Cozy Vale Creamery has issued a recall of raw milk after state Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered E. coli contamination in a sample.


Toppenish dairy recalls raw milk due to E. coli

A Toppenish dairy is recalling some of its organic raw milk after state Department of Agriculture inspectors recently found E. coli bacteria in raw milk products sold by the company.


Preschool closes after 2 girls sickened by E. coli

EVERETT – A Snohomish County preschool has been temporarily closed while officials try to track down the source of an E. coli contamination that has sickened two students. The Daily …


Spokane County resident sickened in E. coli outbreak related to flour

Two Washington residents are among those sickened in an E. coli outbreak linked to a General Mills recall of about 10 million pounds of flour.


General Mills recalls flour over possible E. coli link

General Mills is recalling about 10 million pounds of its flour over a possible link to an E. coli outbreak in 20 states.


Chipotle readies for ‘unprecedented’ marketing push after food safety crisis

Chipotle is preparing to make an “unprecedented” marketing push to bring back customers after E. coli, salmonella and norovirus were linked to illnesses at its restaurants. The Denver-based company also …


Washington residents among 19 people ill from E. coli outbreak tied to Costco

SEATTLE (AP) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 19 people in seven states have contracted E. coli in an outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad. The strain …


Oregon agency probes E. coli cases linked to Chipotle

SEATTLE (AP) – Health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak linked to Chipotle restaurants in Washington state and Oregon, health officials said Saturday.


Lynden festival E. coli outbreak traced to dairy barn

LYNDEN, Wash. – The strain of E. coli bacteria that sickened people at the Milk Makers Fest in Lynden in April has been found in areas of the dairy barn …


FDA investigation showed sprout farm had sanitation issues

Federal inspectors found numerous sanitation problems at a North Idaho sprouts grower linked to a recent E. coli outbreak. U.S. Food and Drug Administration inspections in the past three weeks …


FDA finds problems at N. Idaho sprouts grower

Federal inspectors found numerous sanitation problems at a North Idaho sprouts grower linked to a recent E. coli outbreak.


Lawsuit blames sprouts for E. coli infection

A Coeur d’Alene woman who was hospitalized with an E. coli infection earlier this month has sued a North Idaho sprouts producer and the restaurant she says served her the …


E. coli linked to clover sprouts from North Idaho

Washington and Idaho health officials say people should avoid eating raw clover sprouts from a North Idaho producer after the sprouts were linked to seven confirmed and three probable cases …


Sprouts from N. Idaho producer suspected in E. coli outbreak; owner defends product

Washington and Idaho health officials are warning consumers not to eat raw clover sprouts from an Idaho producer after the sprouts were linked to seven confirmed and three probable cases …