(Des Moines) Iowa Officials say the stomach bug that hit about 150-people in Iowa is over. But, federal officials say it’s too soon to say that. And there is a rift between state health officials who say cyclospora cases in Iowa were caused by bagged, shredded lettuce and the Federal Centers for Disease Control. On Wednesday, the C-D-C was saying they don’t know for sure what caused the infections.
But David Werner of the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals says Iowa’s investigation shows the tainted lettuce came from somewhere outside the state.
“Our jurisdiction stops at the border,” stated Werner. “The establishments in Iowa did nothing wrong. They received the product from their ordinary customized authorized whole-salers.”
Werner says it’s now up to the C-D-C to investigate where the tainted product came from. Federal officials say at least 15 states have reported similar infections but they’re not sure all of them are linked together.
Iowa Radio Network
August 1, 2013