Nationwide E-Coli Outbreak in Romaine Lettuce

Dan Fruits & Vegetables

romaine lettuceFirst, it was the massive recall of Turkey. Now, the Center for Disease and Control has released a warning that people shouldn’t be eating Romaine lettuce any time soon. The CDC recommends people, nationwide, to toss their romaine lettuce as it may be contaminated with E-Coli.

In a statement, the CDC said, “This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of pre-cut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.”

A total of 32 people in 11 states including California have become ill from the outbreak. The CDC has not been able to identify the source of the outbreak. Mike Stuart from the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association said sourcing the outbreak could take a while. Producers in certain regions of the nation are just now starting to harvest. This could put them at a loss if their yield was not apart of the outbreak and wasn’t able to be harvested or distributed properly.

Nationwide E-Coli Outbreak in Romain Lettuce

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