CDC continues warning of e-coli in romaine lettuce
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced nine more people have reported illness from bad lettuce linked to a recall.
The CDC first reported an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce on November 26. Since then, 52 people in the United States have been infected in 15 different states, including Michigan.
So far 19 people have been hospitalized, and two have developed a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.
Symptoms of the E coli infection, according to the CDC, include:
- Watery of bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal cramps
The current strain of E. coli in the outbreak can cause more severe illness. Most people infected, though, report getting better within five to seven days.
The CDC updated their warning for romaine lettuce saying not to eat products from the California counties of Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz and Ventura.
Romaine lettuce harvested from other regions is not related to the outbreak, according to the FDA.
Now, romaine lettuce entering the market will be labeled with a harvest location and date. If your lettuce does not have these markings, the FDA said to throw it out.