Packaged single head romaine lettuce under the Tanimura and Antle brand from the United States are being recalled across several states due to possible E. coli contamination.
While there have been no reported illnesses associated with the recalled product, the company is voluntarily recalling the vegetable out of an abundance of caution.
Only those labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 with the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9 are being recalled in Arkansas, Oregon, California, Texas, Alaska, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nebraska, Montana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Mexico, South Carolina, Washington, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Massachusetts, Puerto Rico, and Illinois.
According to the FDA, E. coli O157: H7 causes diarrhoeal illness often with bloody stools. Most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, although some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly which can lead to serious kidney damage and even death.
Consult your physician if you’re experiencing any symptoms.