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Cauliflower is Being Recalled After Romaine Lettuce E.Coli Outbreak Scare

by | December 29, 2018

The California farm responsible for the recent e.coli outbreak scare is now recalling cauliflower and red and green lettuce. What on earth are millennial supposed to eat now? Cauliflower was the vegetable of the year, satisfying health-conscious taste buds in the form of delicious pizza crust, cauliflower rice dishes and even my favorite, buffalo cauliflower bites.

Cauliflower is Being Recalled After E.Coli Outbreak Scare
E.Coli outbreak scare?
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Cauliflower is Being Recalled After E.Coli Outbreak Scare

Although no illnesses have yet been reported, Adams Bros. Farms decided to voluntary recall the produce due to concerns that it may have been contaminated with e.coli. In a statement, the farm said that reservoir sediment tested positive for e.coli close to where the vegetables were grown. Water from the reservoir that had been filtered and treated may have come in contact with the vegetables after harvesting.

Last month e.coli tainted romaine lettuce from the same farm sickened 59 people in 11 states and even in Canada. The CDC warned consumers not to eat the recalled products and advised that they throw it away. Consumers were also warned not to eat any romaine lettuce for Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara counties in California.

The cauliflower that could potentially cause E.coli outbreak was harvested in California from November 27 through 30. It was delivered to stores in Arizona, California, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as to Canada and Mexico.  The Lettuce is believed to have been shipped to California, Colorado, Texas, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Canada.

If you do have cauliflower or lettuce that came from California and was harvested on those dates you should throw it away or take it back to where you bought it from.

The Mayo Clinic says that the signs and symptoms of E. coli infection usually start 3 to 4 days after exposure to the bacteria, in some cases people can become ill one day after exposure and up to one week after.

Signs and symptoms of e.coli infection include; diarrhea ranging from mild to bloody and severe, abdominal cramping, and nausea and vomiting.


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Julie Nealon

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