Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Avoid Eating Romaine Lettuce Again, Consumer Reports Says

Avoid Eating Romaine Lettuce Again, Consumer Reports Says

The CDC tracked the infections across eleven states to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, but no brand or grower has been identified, according to the CDC. Missouri and IL have each recording a case.

Yuma bills itself as the "winter lettuce capital" and hosts an annual Lettuce Festival.

The illnesses in all the states were reported between March 22 to March 31, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The New Jersey Department of Health on Friday said that people "who have bought romaine lettuce - including salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce - should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick".

The CDC reports that early information points to chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona region as the potential culprit. It can take up to 3 to 4 days for symptoms to appear, meaning more cases may be forthcoming.

The New Jersey Department of Health has said that the E. coli cases in the state had "a possible association with a chain restaurant", but did not name the specific chain.

Symptoms usually vary from person to person. However, illnesses can start anywhere from one to 10 days after exposure. Most people with an E. coli infection start feeling sick three to four days after eating or drinking something that contains the bacteria. Illnesses that began on or after March 27 may not have been counted yet. The symptoms include loss of appetite, fatigue, severe abdominal cramping, diarrhea and fever.

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Over the weekend, stores such as Walmart, Sam's Club, and Giant Eagle issued recalls for romaine lettuce products, including those sold in the catering, restaurant, and salad bar areas.

If you can't confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it, says the CDC.

The restaurants reported using bagged, chopped romaine lettuce to make salads.

Most people reported eating a salad at a restaurant, and romaine lettuce was the only common ingredient identified among the salads eaten. There, doctors confirmed diagnosed her with hemolytic uremic syndrome, a serious condition that can cause kidney failure, the lawsuit said.

The FDA recommends that consumers ask restaurants and other food service establishments where their romaine lettuce originated, and avoid chopped romaine lettuce that originated from Yuma, Arizona. The outbreak is the same potentially deadly strain of E. coli, 0157:H7, that occurred late previous year in the USA and Canada, but the CDC does not believe it is connected with the earlier outbreak.

CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections.

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