The woman's illness was one of at least 2 traced back to Tanimura & Antle lettuce. In August of 2012, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) isolated E. coli O157:H7 from a sample of Tanimura & Antle Romaine lettuce and issued a "Health Hazard Alert" notice. The lettuce had been distributed in both the United States and Canada and was recalled in both countries.
According to health authorities, the strain of E. coli O157:H7 isolated from the lettuce was a match to the strain isolated from 2 Canadians--a person from Ontario and a person from Alberta. The woman from Alberta later died after a lengthy hospitalization. Marler Clark represents her family in the E. coli lawsuit against Tanimura & Antle.