US Romaine lettuce off the shelves

Supermarkets and restaurants are removing romaine lettuces originating in the United States after the United States Food and Drug Administration began an investigation into the outbreak of E. coli.

Two unsafe ingredients on the Thanksgiving table

The Panamanian Food Safety Authority (Aupsa) announced Wednesday that the FDA recommended consumers avoid eating this type of lettuce.

So the Aupsa took a series of measures, including the disabling of the import of the  lettuce. So far, 32 cases of people affected by the bacteria have been reported in the United States, including 13 hospitalizations.

As of November 5, 164 people have become ill with a variety of salmonella known as salmonella reading, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, for its acronym in English).