DeLauro Statement on Latest E. coli Outbreak Update from CDC, FDA
WASHINGTON, DC (January 10, 2018) — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) today released the following statement in response to updated reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the E. coli outbreak responsible for 65 infections and 2 deaths in the United States and Canada.
“While I welcome tonight’s updates from the CDC and the FDA, the 7 additional reported cases of people who have fallen ill underscore the importance of completing this investigation in a timely fashion. CDC must proceed with their investigation quickly to determine the source of this outbreak, and FDA should work hand-in-hand with them to prevent further outbreaks. The American people should not be left wondering for weeks on end if the food they are eating is safe.”
On Monday, DeLauro sent a letter to CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., urging her to update the public on the status of the E. coli outbreak and complete a thorough investigation. A copy of the full letter can be found here.