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Romaine Lettuce warning expanded

Posted by on Apr. 20, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated warnings about a multistate outbreak of E. coli. Formerly linked to just chopped romaine lettuce, the agency has expanded their recommendation to throw away all romaine lettuce — including whole heads of romaine and hearts of romaine, plus chopped romaine and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce — from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

Newly reported illnesses in Alaska were reported from eating whole heads of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

At least 53 people have gotten sick from eating contaminated lettuce since March 31, and 31 of them were hospitalized for illnesses linked to the lettuce. Five of them developed a type of potentially life-threatening kidney failure. E. coli generally causes severe stomach cramps, diarrhea that is often bloody, and vomiting; it may also cause a fever. Like many other food-borne illnesses, some infections are mild, whereas others can be dangerous.

“Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region,” the agency warned, going on to state that, “Unless the source of the product is known, consumers anywhere in the United States who have any store-bought romaine lettuce at home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.”

by on Apr. 20, 2018 at 7:18 PM
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MissAndree
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2018 at 7:48 PM
Goddamnit. I just stocked up at the grocery store this morning.
MonarchMom22
by Silver Member on Apr. 20, 2018 at 7:59 PM
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keep your reciept!  They are telling people to either return it or throw it out if it is from Arizona.

Most produce is marked with the growing location now.

Quoting MissAndree: Goddamnit. I just stocked up at the grocery store this morning.


MissAndree
by Platinum Member on Apr. 20, 2018 at 7:59 PM
Thank you.

Quoting MonarchMom22:

keep your reciept!  They are telling people to either return it or throw it out if it is from Arizona.

Most produce is marked with the growing location now.

Quoting MissAndree: Goddamnit. I just stocked up at the grocery store this morning.

imacarolinamom
by Bronze Member on Apr. 20, 2018 at 9:01 PM
Uggggg.
Eggs were recalled here and now lettuce????
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