Well, this just landed in my inbox:

FDA and CDC are investigating a cluster of 11 cases of E. coli O157:H7 from 4 states: Maine(4), New Hampshire(1), Nevada(1), and Vermont(5).  Illness onset dates range from November 19, 2019 to December 4, 2019.  Patients range in age from 3 years to 41 years (median 12 years)

A Farm is under investigation: 

The FDA continues to actively investigate the cause of this outbreak. An investigation team consisting of staff from FDA, CDC, the California Department of Public Health and the California Department of Food and Agriculture are attempting to identify any factors that could have led to contamination at a common farm

According to the FDA, there are presently three outbreaks under investigation.  These outbreaks are each caused by strains that are different from each other and different. One of the additional outbreaks, in Washington state (13 sick), is potentially linked to romaine lettuce. The other outbreak, with cases in the U.S. and Canada, is linked

In total, 240 people infected with the outbreak strains of E. coli O157:H7 were reported from 37 states. Illnesses started on dates ranging from March 13, 2018 to August 22, 2018. Ill people ranged in age from 1 to 93 years, with a median age of 26. Sixty-six percent of ill people were female. Of

How is this acceptable?

I have spent today reviewing this most interesting study and took the liberty of editing it down for reading “consumption.” https://academic.oup.com/cid/advance-article/doi/10.1093/cid/ciz1182/5669965

This outbreak was the largest multistate STEC O157 outbreak in several decades, eclipsing in magnitude a 2006 outbreak linked to fresh spinach. As there are an estimated 26 unreported illnesses