Sobeys withdraws romaine lettuce, shelves of its supermarkets

Photo: David Afriat Duty
Since the beginning of the outbreak of the bacterium “E. coli”, the authorities have identified a deaths and 40 cases of sick persons-contaminated.

Stellarton — The food giant, Sobeys, removes the romaine lettuce shelves of its supermarkets in the wake of the outbreak of the bacterium E. coli.

 

The company says it act as a preventive measure, while the canadian Agency of the public health demand of the population of eastern Canada to avoid drinking the romaine lettuce until further notice.

 

Since the beginning of the outbreak of the bacterium E. coli, the authorities have identified a deaths and 40 cases of sick persons-contaminated.

 

Cases of contamination have been reported in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

 

No product recall has not been charged, but Sobeys has taken the decision to temporarily cease the sale of more than 300 products of romaine lettuce in its institutions, Friday, in the meantime that the public authorities are the source of the contamination.

 

Sobeys Inc. (TSX : SBY) operates 1500 stores in ten provinces, under the banners of Sobeys, Safeway, IGA, Foodland, FreshCo, Price Chopper, Thrifty Foods and Lawtons Drugs.

 

The company established in Nova Scotia is said to follow closely the evolution of the situation and take the necessary measures to protect the health of its customers.

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