• Romaine lettuce is being recalled due to an Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak that’s left 40 people sick across 16 statesTrusted Source.
  • The lettuce tested positive for Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 — a strain that causes diarrhea and vomiting.
  • This E.coli strain has been associated with multiple outbreaks that occurred in 2017 and 2018Trusted Source from contaminated salad and lettuce products.

Health officials have announced a massive recall of romaine lettuce due to an Escherichia coli (E. coli) outbreak that’s left 40 people sick across 16 statesTrusted Source.

 

Credit: Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

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