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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.

An all romaine lettuce e coli recall warning is in effect.

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.

Romaine Calm… Just Toss It Out.

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Comments 40

  1. Heather

    I didn’t know that E. Coli isn’t just on the surface of your produce. It can cross cell walls and “burrow” into your food. Not even washing it makes your romaine safe – lettuce is cheap, don’t take the risk, throw it out! Thank you H2S!

    • chenga57

      Wow I didn’t know that either

    • Karen

      Wow! Thank you for sharing!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re welcome Heather!

    • MrsK

      Thank you

  2. Polara

    Love the pun!

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      😉

  3. Mrs.W

    Thanks for the heads up. Just bought some at my local kroger, going to call and see where it’s from.

    • Amber (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You are SO welcome! Glad you can check it out!

    • Olgraygirl

      Heads Up–HA- get it??

  4. Ashley

    wow. I just had one of those southwest chopped salads from Aldi for lunch. It has romaine in it… wonder if that was ok?

  5. J

    Does anyone know where the Costco one is from I tried looking on the bag and there is nothing 😩

    • Cara

      Costco has signs up near the produce saying that their romaine lettuce comes from California if I remember correctly

    • Mhambrick25

      I called my local Costco and they told me none of their romaine stocked at our store is from AZ. They said I could return it for peace of mind but we went ahead and ate it. I’d call you local store!

      • Tracie

        Costcos ready pack salads, the ones in a 4 pack, Caesar’s and spicy, are from Yuma, Arizona even though the packages say distributed from California. I called the salad company myself fyi.

  6. chris

    The CDC hasn’t updated their information about the outbreak since 4/20, is this post just to be cute or did people really not hear about this yet?

    • Jay

      It was updated today, the 25th 🙄

  7. Bonnie

    I live in Idaho & yesterday at my local Walmart store I was expecting all Romaine lettuce to be off the shelves but shelves were fully stocked so I asked someone in the produce & she said that they pulled all bags last weekish & anything on shelves were safe to eat.

  8. Amy

    Seriously everyone… just ROMAINE calm… omg that was totally worth reading this update, even though I haven’t bought any romaine lettuce in recent weeks I just wanted to read anyways, SO GLAD I DID!!!! LOL!

  9. sond

    Thank you so much you saved me and all my family

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome! So glad to help!

  10. DJ

    This will give my husband even more ammunition not to eat a salad for dinner. I started germinating seeds today. I need to get lettuces and other greens.

    • Holls

      Growing your own is best! We have been buying greens from a locak hydroponic garden recently and I love them! No more mass produced store bought greens here!

      • I don't shop @ Walmart

        Carefully, you can grow your own salmonella….your temp may be too warm…

  11. Jen

    And this is why I’m starting to grow my own produce. Especially romaine seems to be an issue lately.

  12. jkdurham

    Thanks for the heads up!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re welcome!

  13. beth pitt

    I just called my Shoprite. They don’t even seem sure where it’s from. He told me whatever the package says. My package says California, but as you stated, doesn’t mean it couldn’t come from the Yuma, AZ region. Guess I’ll just throw it away anyhow. That’s for keeping us updated.

  14. Kitzos

    Now we will see the prices of produce to go up. I stopped at walmart earlier today to find eggs went up in price A LOT. A dozen of extra large (regular ) were .34 cents, now they are $2.99.

    • Steph

      Where in the world do you live that a dozen extra large eggs cost $0.34?!?!? $1.15 per dozen large eggs is our stock up price in my Indiana town!

    • Anna

      Omg please send some my way! All the way in Ca 🙂

    • mel

      Welcome to the real world LOL. Eggs have been over $2/dozen in my area for years. Stocked up big time when my grocery store had a truck load sale right before Easter of Eggland’s Best for $0.99. Limit was 2, so I went every day during the sale with my $0.50 q’s to get 2/$1.

      • Rae

        They are usually .79 cents (regular price) in my area unless you go to the fancy grocery store then they are like 2+. A lot of people here have their own chickens too.

  15. saving4girls

    I Buy Earthbound
    All from California
    Purchased this in an eggshell container 10days ago

    ate some the day we purchased it

    I threw it out anyway

  16. Janet Elizabeth Crutcher

    Dole is not included-called the company.

  17. Sue

    We had dinner at Carrabba’s, where you get a choice of either soup or salad with your entree. I asked our server what they were doing about their salads. He looked at me like I was crazy. When I explained that there was a CDC warning about E. coli in Romaine, he said he knew nothing about it. That’s when we both opted for soup instead. My husband was surprised by the large number of tables all around us who were eating salads with Romaine in them!

  18. Linda Watson

    Thank you for posting about Dole. I buy the Romaine hearts and was surprised to see there has been nothing on their website regarding where they source their lettuce. There are no signs in our local stores including Walmart in the Cleveland Ohio area. It is frustrating there is so little information about this.

  19. SJ

    I really think there’s panic over nothing. Do you know how many millions of people eat romaine every day & don’t get sick? I’ll stick with my baby spring (which has romaine) and spinach mix…It’s delicious.

    • Sue

      If it was just one brand of romaine at one grocery chain, I wouldn’t worry about it too much either. When an agency of the federal government issued not one, but two separate warnings, that when I started to pay serious attention. Also, my state is one of the two with the most reported cases. In a few weeks it will be too hot to grow romaine in Yuma, so I’ll just wait it out and if I want a salad in the meantime, there are other greens that are safe to eat.

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