Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce
There is a massive e-coli outbreak due to tainted romaine lettuce. You are urged to not eat any and to throw it away if you have it in your fridge. Lettuce that was grown in Yuma, Arizona and shipped all over the country has made over fifty people sick in sixteen states. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that those people have been infected with e-coli from the tainted chopped romaine lettuce. But now they are saying that all romaine lettuce could be infected.
According to CNN, eight new cases of gastroenteritis are connected to a current outbreak that has affected fifty three people in sixteen states. Thirty one of them have been hospitalized and even though no one has died, five people have had a form of kidney failure. Because of this, the CDC issued a new warning on all romaine lettuce.
Symptoms include severe stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhea. It could take up to eight days to see symptoms after eating the lettuce. The CDC is urging you to throw away all romaine lettuce in all forms. Also washing the lettuce is not enough. They say the e-coli is embedded inside the lettuce, not just on the surface.