Was there something that you missed while shopping for this year’s Thanksgiving meal? Well, if it was romaine lettuce for the salad that you were planning on serving, then don’t feel too bad. Romaine lettuce was recalled once again for an E-Coli outbreak.
Two days before Thanksgiving, the FDA ordered stores across the nation to remove all romaine lettuce from shelves due to an E-Coli outbreak that is believed to have started in California, according to a tweet sent out by FDA commissioner, Scott Gottlieb.
32 people across 11 different states were sick by the time the recall was issued and this only comes less than 6 months after the first e-coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce that got hundreds sick and killed five people. That outbreak orignated in the Yuma, Arizona region. FDA did note that the current outbreak was not related to the one from Yuma.
Another 18 people in Canada have also gotten sick from the same e-coli outbreak that is affecting the United States.
Common symptoms of e-coli include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, which is often bloody. However, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, they usually disappear after a week.
For those who enjoy eating a salad, you might have to deal with spinach leaves until this newest outbreak has been contained.