The Food and Drug Administration has announced yet another recall on romaine lettuce due to potential E. coli contamination. All of the products in this recall are under the Tanimura & Antle brand packaging.
Single packaged heads of romaine lettuce are being recalled after a random sample was taken from a Walmart in Michigan and found E. coli contamination. Tanimura & Antle romaine lettuce heads with a "packed on" date of October 15 and October 16 are all part of the announcement. There have already been 3,396 cartons recalled which include 12-to-24 heads of lettuce per case.
A comprehensive list of stores that received the lettuce has not been released, but the potentially contaminated products were distributed to stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.
If an individual happens to be infected by E. coli, the person could experience symptoms like stomach pain, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite, and diarrhea. At the time of publication, there have been no reported illnesses linked to this recall.
Check your produce to see if you have any Tanimura & Antle romaine products, specifically with a UPC number 0-27918-20314-9. If you do have the recalled items in your possession, be sure to dispose of them immediately and do not consume the product. All of the known information regarding this recall (including a consumer hotline) can be found online via the FDA's website.
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