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#E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce connected to a single water reservoir, CDC says
LATHOUWERS says: "I'm shocked, I'm surprised you never think that things are going to happen that close to home." HEARTNELL says: "It's quite surprising, because it's a national epidemic that has been something that's been all over this country." A SAMPLE OF WATER FROM THE ADAM FARM WAS FOUND TAINTED WITH THE STRAIN OF E-COLI WHICH HAS SICKENED 59 PEOPLE ACROSS THE U-S THUS FAR. THE LETTUCE FROM THE FARM IS NOW UNDER A RECALL. THE ADAM BROTHERS FARM IS CO OWNED BY COUNTY SUPERVISOR PETER ADAM. THE FARM IS A MULTI GENERATIONAL FARM IN THE COMMUNITY AND THOUGH THE FDA HAS IDENTIFIED THEM AS ONE OF THE SOURCES OF THE OUTBREAK ONE RESIDENT SAYS HE STILL HAS FAITH IN THEIR FARMING. DOMINGUEZ says: "I mean I think there should still be confidence in the product that they put out because they are a long standing family - you know farming family - in town." FEDERAL AGENTS BELIEVE THE ADAM FARM IS *NOT THE ONLY SOURCE OF THE CONTAMINATION. THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO CHECK OTHER REGIONS GROWING ROMAINE LETTUCE TO FIND OTHER SOURCES OF THE E-COLI OUTBREAK. GOVERNMENT AGENCIES WARN CONSUMERS TO AVOID ANY ROMAINE LETTUCE GROWN IN SANTA BARBARA AND SAN BENITO COUNTIES, AS WELL AS MONTEREY. HOWEVER THEY DO SAY ANYTHING GROWN AFTER NOVEMBER 23RD SHOULD BE SAFE TO EAT.