Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce was recalled in Texas after a bag from Walmart was linked to an outbreak of E. coli.
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UPDATE: Walmart’s Romaine Lettuce Tests Positive for E. coli Strain Linked to 12 Illnesses
November 10, 2020 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce from a Walmart in Michigan tested positive for the same strain of E. coli that infected 12 people in 6 states, including 5 who were hospitalized, between September 7 and October 14.
The 6 states in the outbreak are: California (2), Illinois (4), Michigan (2), Ohio (1), Pennsylvania (2), and Virginia (1). Health officials are still interviewing the sick people to determine if they all ate Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce, or additional products, which could lead to more recalls.
Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce Recalled in Texas
In November 2020, stores in Texas and other states pulled bags of Tanimura & Antle® Romaine Lettuce off shelves after a bag from a Walmart in Michigan was linked to an E. coli outbreak.
What Lettuce Was Recalled?
Tanimura & Antle recalled plastic zip-top bags that contain a single head of romaine lettuce. The bag is marked with the Tanimura & Antle® brand-name in blue label and white letters, with UPC #0-27918-20314-9, and a white sticker indicating that the bag was packed in Salinas, California on 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020.
Where Was It Sold?
The recalled romaine lettuce was distributed in Texas, Arkansas, Oregon, California, Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and Illinois.
E. coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce from Walmart
On November 6, 2020, health officials in Michigan reported that a bag of Tanimura & Antle Romaine Lettuce from a Walmart in Comstock Park, Michigan, tested positive for E. coli 0157:H7.
This dangerous strain of E. coli was closely-matched to a strain that sickened 2 people in Michigan, according to state health officials.
Deadly Risks of E. coli 0157:H7 Infections
E. coli 0157:H7 commonly causes bloody diarrhea. In about 5-10% of cases, this can progress within 3 weeks to become a life-threatening type of kidney failure that is called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS).
The long-term risks of HUS from E. coli include permanent kidney damage, neurological complications, and death in 3-5% cases.
Source: Texas Department of State Health Services: Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli 0157:H7
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