Updated: April 23, 2018
Romaine Lettuce from Arizona Recall
April 23, 2018
Foster’s Food Fair-IGA would like to announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a recall on Romaine Lettuce of all types produced in the Yuma, Arizona Region due to a contamination of Escherichia coli 0157:H7.
Foster’s IGA has received confirmation from our suppliers that we have not been shipped any product produced in the affected region and we have not been affected by this recall.
Escherichia coli 0157:H7. is one of hundreds of strains of the bacterium Escherichia coli. Although most strains are harmless and live in the intestines of healthy humans and animals, this strain produces a powerful toxin and can cause severe illness.
This infection often causes severe bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps while sometimes the infection causes non-bloody diarrhea or shows no symptoms. Little or no fever may be present and the illness resolves in 5 to 10 days.
In some persons, particularly children under 5 years of age and the elderly, the infection can also cause a complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome, in which the red blood cells are destroyed and the kidneys fail. About 2%-7% of infections lead to this complication.
This recall includes Romaine Lettuce of all types including Whole Head Hearts, Chopped Romaine Lettuce and Salad Mixes containing Romaine Lettuce produced in the Yuma, Arizona Region.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out by email
([email protected]) or by phone (345-945-7283).