Sobeys withdraws the romaine lettuce from its shelves

News 24 December, 2017
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    The food giant Sobeys has taken the decision to withdraw the romaine lettuce of its supermarkets across the country following the recommendation of the public health Agency of Canada. The number of cases related to the outbreak of E. coli associated with this product now amounts to 40 in Canada.

    This measure will be maintained until the end of the survey, which will determine the cause of this contamination. It applies in particular to grocery stores IGA, IGA Extra, IGA Express, les marchés Tradition, Bonichoix, and Rachelle-Bery.

    “I have the impression that the canadian agency that the investigation has not been able to establish a direct link between the victims and the product,” said Sylvain Charlebois, an expert in the industry of food distribution.

    Mr. Charlebois explains, however, that it is difficult to prove that the infections are related to this particular product, but remove these lettuce market is the right thing to do.