Hospital says no sign of E. coli

Sonja Puzic , The Windsor Star

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 in Michigan - 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 Reporter



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