Check your romaine lettuce if you bought the Tanimura & Antle Field Fresh Wrapped Single Head Romaine. The company has issued a voluntary recall.
A single lot of romaine lettuce is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157:H7 bacteria (E. Coli O157:H7). This product is packed in a plastic bag with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 and may have a Best Buy date of “08 19 12”. The product was available at retail locations Aug. 2–Aug. 19. Georgia was one of 19 states (and Puerto Rico) where the affected product was shipped in the United States.
There are no reported illnesses associated with consumption of this product, according to the recall notice on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website. E.coli O157:H7 can cause a diarrheal illness, often with bloody stools. Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
The recall is being conducted in consultation with the FDA, and is based on the testing of a single random sample by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
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