CDC Warning! Throw Out All Romaine Lettuce! Do NOT Eat it!
There is not a recall on Romaine Lettuce at this time. CDC has issued a Food Safety Alert that applies to ALL types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce. There have been thirty-two people in 11 states that have been infected with the strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coliO157:H7.
What product is in this alert?
All brands of Romaine lettuce are suspect due to the fact there has not been a common grower, supplier, distributor or brand identified yet.
What to do if you have this product:
You should discard all salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
What are the symptoms of E.coli?
- Symptoms begin to appear three to four days after consuming the bacteria.
- Symptoms can include watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, and vomiting.
This current outbreak is not related to a multistate outbreak linked to romaine lettuce this summer.