More Romaine Lettuce Recalls
Clean out your fridge and toss all your romaine lettuce!
Last week the news broke that people across the country were getting sick from eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli bacteria and the CDC has been searching for the cause for nearly two weeks.
At first bagged romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona area was what consumers were being warned about, but the list of potentially contaminated lettuce has grown.
The CDC now says whole heads and hearts of romaine are being recalled as well as the chopped romaine and salad mixes containing romaine.
The warn shoppers not to purchase any romaine lettuce from their local supermarket unless than can confirm that it did NOT come from the Yuma, Arizona growing area.
Restaurants are also being urged not to sell or serve any romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing area.
And so far most of the cases of consumers becoming sick from infected lettuce are women and millennials, with over 30 people being hospitalized with E.coli symptoms.
Those symptoms include gastrointestinal issues and possibly even kidney failure and people typically get sick anywhere from two to eight days after consuming affected products. In most cases people recover within a week.
The CDC says the outbreak is ongoing and unless you can confirm where your lettuce came from or have grown it yourself stay away from romaine lettuce.