Romaine Lettuce Advisory

Date: November 20, 2018

Product: Romaine Lettuce

Reason: E. Coli outbreak

The CDC, FDA and Canadian Public Health Agency issued a Public Health Notice this afternoon, November 20, 2018, advising consumers not to eat Romaine Lettuce and advising restaurants and retailers not to sell Romaine Lettuce. Investigation into this outbreak is on-going and will be monitored closely.

• CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html
• FDA:  https://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm626330.htm

The CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any Romaine Lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is on-going, and the advice will be updated as more information becomes available.
Consumers who have any type of Romaine Lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
o This advice 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.
o If you do not know if the lettuce is Romaine or whether a salad mix contains Romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
o Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where Romaine was stored.