As long as you’re tossing out your eggs… There’s a Romaine lettuce recall, too

WFMJ: Giant Eagle has joined Walmart, and Sam’s Club issuing recall advisories following an E. coli outbreak that has government regulators telling people to throw out all chopped romaine lettuce.

As of last week, the Centers for Disease Control said that chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region was linked to the E. coli outbreak 11 states has sickened 35 people, including two women in Mahoning County.

One of those women was temporarily hospitalized last month, but both have since recovered according to the Ohio Department of Health.

E. coli is a bacteria that causes diarrhea often with bloody stools.

Concern over the outbreak prompted the following tweet from, a website published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

E.coli outbreak: Check your fridge! Throw away all chopped romaine lettuce, including salad mixes containing romaine. Clean all fridge, counter, and food surfaces with warm soapy water.

The CDC says that so far none of the E. coli cases have been linked to heads of romaine lettuce or hearts of romaine, only coppled romaine.

As of Saturday, Panera Bread restaurants here in the Valley began were substituting other leafy greens in their salads that usually contain chopped romaine lettuce. read more

h/t Bad_Brad.

20 Comments on As long as you’re tossing out your eggs… There’s a Romaine lettuce recall, too

  1. Without the illegals, crops will rot in the fields. With the illegals, the crops will rot in your gut.

  2. Or is this lettuce we import from Uganda because of some bad trade deal which enriched the Clintons?

  3. So I was going to have a salad with romaine and hard boiled eggs for dinner. Not feeling lucky enough to eat two recalled food items in one meal.

  4. Well the illegal aliens picked the lettuce and this people you can’t trust because they use the bathroom and the vegetables because this people doesn’t like us. I have a article on this shit.

  5. I would take a chance eating an egg or two from a salmonella scare, but lettuce with e coli? Forget it. lol

    “Commonly referred to as “food poisoning,” salmonella is caused by ingesting foods contaminated with the salmonella bacterium. The infection causes the lining of the stomach and intestines to swell and results in diarrhea, cramping, vomiting and overall misery.”
    * * * * * * * * *
    “Some of the early symptoms of E. coli 0157:H7 infection may include fever, nausea, vomiting, and bloody diarrhea; Some of the later symptoms of E. coli infection are nosebleeds, shortness of breath, seizures, and excessive bleeding. E. coli infection is contagious and can be spread from person to person by fecal contamination.”

  6. I am constantly amazed that U.S. Americans are not dying by the thousands every day with all of the processed food, imported food, generally massed produced food, fast food, etc.
    I am getting to some stupid juncture in my life where I cannot consume 80% of the foods I have spent a lifetime consuming without experiencing extreme discomfort or an unexpected blowout!
    BUT, I am amazed that we are not being killed daily!

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  7. I can do with out eggs. But I usually have a salad every night. I’ll be jonesing by tomorrow morning.

  8. That explains it. Just got back from Kroger’s and there was no lettuce of any kind in the store. I was going to bitch at them for not keeping it stocked but decided to bite my tongue. Guess they were just playing it safe.

  9. Buck up friends, if you are lucky enough to have a lawn sans chemical sprays, those little, young, beautiful green mouthfuls of awesome could be right in your own back yard. Non other than the bitter greens of spring – the tasty, nutrient packed dandelion can be on your table – free.

    The older I get, the less I tolerate fresh uncooked greens other than baby spinach and fresh young dandelions.

  10. A hypnotist in Sacramento uses this technique when hypnotizing people who want to quit smoking. She tells them that the tobacco leaves they have been smoking contains human waste. Workers in the field use tobacco leaves to wipe their butts, then toss it in the bin. Romaine lettuce is the same, maybe better due to the liquid in the lettuce. Workers do not wash their hands when picking the lettuce or any other crop. They have to take a dump some where and it’s in the fields. Maybe they’re pissed off that they may have to go back to Mexico and may as well get a bunch of Americans sick in the mean time. Remember Chipolte and e coli a couple of years ago? They never did find the source, and Chipolte has never recovered either. But it’s either the Romaine or the cilantro that seems to be the culprit. BTW, this is how noro virus gets started, people who do not wash their hands after using the restroom.

  11. Didn’t Frasier sing about Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs? But i think he was talking about something else.

  12. I live on a California ranch. Slightly over an acre. I’ve thought about my own vegetable garden. But they spread the leach lines to the septic tank over the entire acre. probably not optimal.

  13. Brad, that’s like buying organic vegetables from Mexico. Their idea of organic fertilizer is taking a dump in the field.

  14. Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula? I mean, they’re charging a lot of money for this stuff.

  15. Not just the leafy produce, any of you that like shrimp better check to see where it came from. You can use your imagination how the farmed shrimp from some places are fed.


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