It's starting to look like it's dangerous to eat vegetables. At least, that's the joke going around social media.
The California farm tied to the romaine E. coli outbreak has more vegetables that might be tatted. They are recalling cauliflower and other types of lettuces "because it may be contaminated," reported ABC 7.
The farm, Adam Brothers Farming in Santa Maria, listed red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower harvested on November 27 through November 30 in their recall.
They told consumers not to eat these items. The company says none of the recalled product has tested positive for E. coli, and they issued the recall out of an abundance of caution.
Earlier in the fall, there was a recall issued for romaine lettuce after there was a multi-state outbreak of illnesses caused by a dangerous type of E.coli. There is also an outbreak in Canada.
The CDC also says retailers and restaurants should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce until more is learned about the outbreak. The type of E. Coli is the one that produces the dangerous Shiga toxin.
Officials say 32 people in 11 states were infected between October 8 and October 31. Thirteen people were hospitalized, including one person who developed a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
The CDC advises anyone who has any type of romaine lettuce in his or her home should not eat it. All romaine should be thrown out even if part of it has been eaten and no one has sickened.
"This includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad," wrote ABC.
The CDC also recommends people throw away things that may contain romaine lettuce. Consumers are also advised to wash and sanitize drawers and shelves where romaine has been stored.
People usually get sick from ingesting E. Coli between two and eight days later. Some patients may get kidney failure.
Please share this so no one eats romaine. It's very important that this dangerous bacteria be avoided, especially by babies, elderly, and immune-compromised individuals.