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Romaine Lettuce Recalled After E. coli Outbreak
At least 19 people in Ohio, New York and Michigan
have become sick from an E. coli outbreak that is possibly linked to
tainted romaine lettuce. There has been a recall issued after twelve of
the affected people were hospitalized, three of them suffered from life
threatening symptoms according to the Food and Drug Administration. The
federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claim that there are
at least 10 other cases that are more than likely linked to this
outbreak. The investigation by the FDA is focused on lettuce frown in
Arizona as a source of the E. coli outbreak. E. coli can cause symptoms
like mild diarrhea and stomach upset or other more severe complications
including kidney damage. The three patients who were hospitalized with
life threatening conditions were diagnosed with hemolytic uremic
syndrome which can cause bleeding in the brain and/or kidneys. Healthy
adults generally recover from E. coli illness in about a week, but
young children and the elderly have a more difficult time and often
develop life threatening HUS.
Freshway Foods of Sidney, Ohio announced on Thursday that it is recalling products that contain romaine lettuce that has been sold under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands in more than 20 states due to a possible link to E. coli contamination. The recall also covers grab and go bagged salads hat are sold in Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles and March grocery stores. If you live in Alabama, Connecticut, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia or Wisconsin do not eat romaine lettuce that falls under the Freshway or Imperial Sysco umbrella that is dated use by May 12 or earlier.
Romaine Lettuce Recall 2010 Has Severe Health Implications
It looks like there are a lot of recalls going on
and the latest one is romaine lettuce. Unlike some of the other recent
recalls, the romaine lettuce recall is actually having some severe
health implications on those who have eaten it.
I read earlier today that the people who have ate
the romaine lettuce that is being recalled have been getting ill. And
what’s worse, some are even experiencing some life threatening results.
It is said that the shredded romaine lettuce contains e. coli bacteria
which causes people who ate it lots of diarrhea, nausea as well as
For the more serious cases, some have had bleeding of kidneys and liver. I read there have been at least nineteen people who have become ill from this recalled lettuce in states such as Michigan, Ohio as well as New York.
The romaine lettuce was distributed by Freshway Foods Inc. in Sidney, Ohio under the Freshway and Imperial Sysco brands. Supposedly, investigators are checking out various lettuce farms to see where the contamination is happening but no location has yet been revealed.
Lettuce recall: Avoid these romaine salads
The lettuce recall involves romaine 'grab and go' salads sold at in-store salad bars and delis in Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores. A lettuce recall is causing wholesalers, restaurants, delis, and grocery stores in 23 states to pull romaine products off their shelves. While these companies are expected to pull most of the suspect lettuce before it reaches consumers, consumers should watch out for so-called "grab and go" salads containing romaine lettuce sold at in-store salad bars and delis at Kroger, Giant Eagle, Ingles Markets, and Marsh stores, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns.
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