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production of large industrial-sized packages of iceberg lettuce salad at its
The Michigan Department of Agriculture did product and environmental
sample testing at Aunt Midís the last week of
September and additional testing was conducted by the state health
State agriculture officials say Aunt Midís is monitoring and testing each lot of its Fresh Pak bagged lettuce it produces for a 30-day period and is providing those results to the state, which will also randomly test production for any evidence of contamination.
A total of 50 cases of E. coli with the same genetic fingerprint have
been reported since Sept. 1, including 38 cases in
Twenty-one of those sickened have been hospitalized -- including one with hemolytic uremic syndrome -- but no known deaths have been reported. No new illnesses are expected because of the lapse of time and because the contaminated lettuce identified by authorities as the source is no longer available, state health officials said.
An investigation that included independent studies in
How the lettuce, which was as identified as originating in
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