Got Romaine Lettuce in the Fridge? 🥗
Well, bummer. If you’ve recently purchased chopped romaine lettuce, you may want to toss it in the trash. 😔
In addition to the salmonella egg recall, the FDA and CDC are now investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. Coli illnesses likely linked to chopped romaine lettuce sourced in Yuma, Arizona.
There are currently 35 people in 11 states who have become ill: Connecticut (2), Idaho (8), Illinois (1), Michigan (1), Missouri (1), New Jersey (7), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (9), Virginia (1), and Washington (1). These people reported becoming ill during March 22nd and March 31st, 2018.
Before buying romaine lettuce at ANY store, health officials recommend that consumers ask retailers where their romaine lettuce was sourced from. Do not eat or buy it if it’s from Yuma, Arizona – OR if the retailer is unsure. Also, if you have already purchased products containing chopped romaine lettuce, including bagged salads, salad mixes, or prepared salads – be sure to throw them away.
(Thanks for sharing in our Hip2Share section, Angela!)