E. coli Outbreak: Walmart Issues Lettuce Recall
Shoppers who bought chopped romaine lettuce at Sam's Club or Walmart are being warned to not eat it due to a possible risk of E. coli infection.
The company included the lettuce recall on its website, along with a list of other various product recalls. In regards to the lettuce recall, it included a link to the CDC page regarding the latest outbreak.
According to the CDC:
Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, confirm with the store or restaurant that it is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.
According to the CDC, cases of E. coli have been found in 16 states, though no cases have been reported in Maine.