Coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine, CDC says

Leslie Hanson
April 17, 2018

Freshway Foods recalls chopped romaine lettuce from Schnucks stores following an outbreak of E. coli bacteria.

There have been 35 reported cases of E. coli infections across 11 states including Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington.

You may have noticed, it's been hard to find romaine lettuce at stores or restaurants this week.

"Do not buy or eat it if the source of the romaine lettuce is unknown", said public health officials, who urged Delawareans to trash lettuce with unknown origins.


The outbreak has caused 22 hospitalizations. Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting.

The CDC recommends that consumers should refrain from eating any chopped romaine lettuce, and sanitize any areas where it might have been stored.

“Some people may have a low fever, ” it continues. Some infections are very mild, but others are severe or even life-threatening. However, illnesses can start anywhere (within) 10 days after exposure.”.

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