There has recently been a multistate outbreak of E. Coli infections linked to chopped romaine lettuce. We do not have a lot of specifics at this time, but the following information has been posted on CDC.gov:
Information collected to date indicates that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified. Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw ALL of it away.
There is a high possibility that this product has been donated through the retail store donation program. Please look through your pantry’s coolers and if you currently have ANY romaine lettuce of any kind please throw all of it away at this time. Once we have more information on this outbreak we will share more details. Please read all emails pertaining to this outbreak from Dare to Care immediately.