The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned consumers yesterday to avoid certain Fresh Express chopped salad kits now linked to a multistate Escherichia coli O157:H7 outbreak in the United States as well cases in five Canadian provinces.

The CDC is also tracking an outbreak of E coli O157:H7 connected to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California. As of Dec 4, 102 people in 23 states have been sickened in that outbreak, and 58 people have been hospitalized.

CDC officials are trying to determine whether romaine lettuce in the salad kits is the source of the newly reported outbreak.

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Three patients have kidney failure

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