Another RECALL! Packaged Romain Lettuce Recalled Due to E.coli
If you’ve purchased packaged Single Head Romain lettuce, then don’t miss this recall! Because the FDA has warned that the Romain lettuce could be contaminated with E.coil. This investigation is still going on, so they may find more in more areas. However, right now this covers 20 states.
What is a Recall?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States are the departments responsible for investigating potential problems with food safety. Of course, from their investigations, they may issue warnings to the public. In other words, a Recall by the FDA or CDC means that the product in question is not safe for the specified reason. Additionally, guidelines and instructions are given for each recall, based on the specific threat at hand. For example, they may warn that consumers should not consume the product. Or, they may suggest that the company responsible is willing to refund the purchase price.
Why is There a Recall?
This recall is due to the product possibly being contaminated with E. Coli 0157:H7. This recall is the result of testing a random sample collected and analyzed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as part of their routine sampling program.
What is E.coli?
E. coli O157:H7 causes diarrheal illness often with bloody stools. Normally, healthy adults will recover within a week’s time frame, some people can develop kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome. Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome can occur in young children and the elderly. This condition can create serious kidney damage and even death.
This Product is Included in this Recall
Single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand, labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 is in this recall, at this time.
Where Was the Recalled Product Sold?
A total of 3,396 cartons of potentially affected product were distributed to various retailers in the United States to the following states: AK, OR, CA, TX, AR, OK, IN, NE, MO, TN, WI, NM, SC, WA, NC, OH, VA, MA, PR, and IL.
What Should You Do?
Do not consume the product, dispose of the product.