CHECK YOUR FRIDGE: E. coli linked to romaine lettuce

Leslie Hanson
April 14, 2018

The organizations believe the affected lettuce was grown in the Yuma, Arizona area, but know grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified at this time.

A multistate outbreak of E. coli prompted Freshway Foods to recall chopped romaine lettuce sold at Schnucks delis and salad bars.

The company issued the recall after 35 cases of E. coli were reported in 11 states. Twenty-two of the ill individuals have been hospitalized. People who have the lettuce from Yuma or other unknown source should throw it out, even if they have already eaten some and did not become ill. Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

The chopped lettuce has been consumed at restaurants and people's homes.

If you have chopped romaine lettuce in your fridge, you should throw it out. Those most at risk for E. coli illness include the very young, the very old and individuals with compromised immune systems.

You can also visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website for more information.

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