A major update has been released after even more people have fallen ill due to romaine lettuce. The lettuce recall is spreading across the country after it was discovered that a popular type of lettuce is said to be linked to an E. coli outbreak. Please spread this recall to everyone you know!
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday the nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Yuma, Ariz., has expanded to 64 cases in 16 states," reported CNBC.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "all store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and mixes with romaine, should not be eaten — and thrown away. If someone has eaten the lettuce and not gotten sick, it should still be thrown away. If you don't know if the lettuce you're eating is romaine or not, toss it. Eating at a restaurant? Ask the waiter if the romaine lettuce is coming from the Yuma area. If the source can't be confirmed, do not order or eat it."
The lettuce is said to have been traced back to a bad batch from Yuma, Arizona. However, officials can't confirm that with 100% certainty. So far 31 hospitalizations have been reported, which includes five people developing a type of kidney failure from the food.
It is also being advised that restaurants should not be serving romaine lettuce at this time unless they can verify where it came from with complete confidence. Symptoms of E. coli are supposed to show within three to four days.
CNBC released some information on the best way to avoid E. coli. They say to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, cook meat completely, wash fruits and vegetables, avoid raw milk and don't prepare food when you're sick.
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