Tanimura & Antle Recalls Single Head Romaine Lettuce Due to Possible E. Coli Contamination
Tanimura & Antle is voluntarily recalling their packaged single head Romaine Lettuce because of a possible contamination of E. Coli 0157:H7. The affected products have a “packed on date” of October 15, 2020 or October 16, 2020 and a UPC number of 0-27918-20314-9. While there have been no reported illnesses associated with the product, as of November 6, 2020, consumers should check their refrigerators for this product, and dispose of or return it.
According to the CDC, illness can occur anywhere from 1 to 10 days after exposure to the bacteria, but usually occurs within 3 to 4 days. Symptoms of E. Coli are not always the same for everyone; however, the most common symptoms are severe stomach cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. A fever is also a common symptom. The CDC recommends that victims seek professional medical help when diarrhea lasts for more than three days, or when it is paired with a fever higher than 102 degrees Fahrenheit, bloody stool, or vomiting that causes dehydration.
According to the FDA, the recall of the single head Romaine Lettuce was made after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development tested a random sample during their routine sampling program. There are a total of 3,396 cartons of this product that are potentially affected by this contamination. The cartons were shipped within the United States to the following states: AK, OR, CA, TX, AR, OK, IN, NE, MO, TN, WI, NM, SC, WA, NC, OH, VA, MA, PR, and IL. The PTI codes on the outside of these cartons are 571280289SRS1 and 571280290SRS1.
As stated by a Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Lawyer from Ron Simon & Associates, “Although most E. coli illnesses are foodborne related, a small percentage of cases have been tied to other transmission vehicles such as water, animals, ads person-to-person contact. People have become infected by swallowing lake water while swimming, touching the environment in petting zoos and other animal exhibits, and by eating food prepared by people who did not wash their hands well after using the toilet.”
Consumers should always clean and store their food as directed, and carefully check their kitchens for recalled products in order to avoid illness.