ALL Types of Romaine Lettuce Now Included in E. Coli Warning
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Lettuce Warn You! ⚠
Based on new information, the CDC has expanded its romaine recall E. Coli warning to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine, salads, and salad mixes containing romaine.
Although there have not been any reported deaths, 53 people from 16 states have been infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7, with Pennsylvania and Idaho having the most reported cases.
Before buying ANY type of romaine lettuce, 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.