Throw Out Your Lettuce! New York State Sees E. Coli Breakout; Recall Expanded
The E. Coli breakout from all of theis romaine lettuce is expanding. The Center for Disease Control has upped the recall to 16 states after over 50 outbreaks have occured. New York has had numerous.
The contaminated greens have been traced to Yuma, Ariz., but investigators recommended abundant caution because they have not yet identified a specific source.
Restaurants and consumers should avoid and trash any pre-chopped romaine lettuce from that area, it said, even if some has already been consumed without consequence', according to the New York Times.
Symptoms of E. Coli infection:
- Stomach cramps.
- Diarrhea that often is bloody.
- Fever of about 100 F to 101 F (37.7 C to 38.3 C)
- Loss of appetite.
- Mild dehydration.