CDC Expands Lettuce Recall – Now Saying Romaine In All 50 States Could Contain E. Coli

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The CDC has just expanded their romaine lettuce recall to now cover all 50 states. They are now warning all US citizens not to eat romaine lettuce, or any products containing romaine lettuce at restaurants and at home.

53 people have now been confirmed to be infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 from 16 states, according to their report. “Ill people range in age from 10 to 85 years, with a median age of 34. Seventy percent of ill people are female. Thirty-one ill people have been hospitalized, including five people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure. ”

The CDC is now instructing everyone to “Throw away all chopped romaine lettuce, including salad mixes containing romaine, and any other foods stored with it or touching it…”

They also noted that the infected lettuce is coming out of Yuma, Az;

Do you know anyone who has recently become ill after eating romaine? 

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