All Types Of Romaine Lettuce Recalled Due To E. Coli
The romaine lettuce recall has been expanded to all kinds of romaine lettuce.
On Friday, April 20, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) expanded the romaine lettuce recall from April 18, 2018, to all types of romaine lettuce. Previously, it was only certain products with romaine. The CDC said that all romaine lettuce from the Yuma Arizona region, including, but not limited to, romaine hearts, heads, and shredded romaine, are all recalled for E. Coli concerns.
The CDC warns that unless you are certain of the romaine's original source, that it should be thrown out. Do not eat romaine lettuce of any kind from any restaurant or food vendor.According to the Washington Post, most packaging for romaine does not state the source, so it is best to throw it out. A specific producer or grower has not been identified.
53 cases of E. Coli infections have been reported across 16 states, with some in New York. No deaths have been reported. E. Coli symptoms include bad stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting, according to the Washington Post.