Freshway Foods of Ohio is recalling lettuce sold in 23 states due to a possible E. coli infection. Nineteen people are ill, three with life-threatening symptoms. Twelve people are hospitalised.
Romaine lettuce branded as Freshway or Imperial Sysco is affected. The lettuce was grown in Arizona and sold in the following states:
Alabama, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
The recalled lettuce has a “best if used by” date of May 12 or earlier. The recall also affects pre-packaged salads sold at Kroger, Giant, Ingles Markets and Marsh grocery stores. The lettuce is also being used at wholesalers, food service outlets, in-store salad bars and delis.
If you’ve purchased this bad lettuce, take it back to the store for a full refund. If you think you got E. coli, go see your doctor. The symptoms of E. coli are severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Sometimes people may have E. coli but not have any of the symptoms; they still can pass the germs on to someone else who could develop symptoms. Naturally, children and older people are the most at risk.
Just trying to look out for people. Too many other things going on rather than trying to figure out if your lettuce is gonna give you the shitty-pukes.