Hospital says no sign of E. coli
Sonja Puzic , The Windsor
Published: Sunday, October 05, 2008
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There are still no confirmed cases of E. coli in the Windsor
area associated with iceberg lettuce imported from Michigan, Windsor Regional Hospital CEO
David Musyj said Sunday.
He said the hospital has contacted every patient who ate salad made with
lettuce from Aunt Mid's Produce Company in Detroit - which has been linked to an E. coli outbreak
- and so far, none of those who sought medical attention have tested positive
for the bacteria.
Windsor Regional found out last week it served Aunt Mid's
lettuce to about 164 patients between Sept. 9 and 11. The lettuce has been
linked to a number of E. coli cases in Michigan.
Last week, tests showed that two E. coli cases in Chatham-Kent were of the
same strain of E. coli identified in the U.S. and linked to Aunt Mid's shredded and bagged lettuce, which was distributed
to restaurants and institutions. Musyj said the
Canadian Food Inspection Agency initially said Windsor Regional was the only
institution in Ontario
that received Aunt Mid's lettuce. He has been
calling for an investigation to find out why it took authorities at least
five days to notify Windsor Regional it had received possibly tainted lettuce.
- Sonja Puzic, Star Staff