At least two major local food distributors have issued a recall of products containing romaine lettuce, which may be contaminated with E coli.
OneMart Supermarket as well as RoadTown Wholesale (which operates RiteWay Food Store, Fine Foods, and Cash and Carry) issued the recall of a number of products with that type of lettuce.
Reports coming out of the United States — where the territory’s food suppliers are predominantly located — are that dozens of persons who consumed this latest crop of romaine lettuce have already fallen ill. Some have even been hospitalised.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, therefore, issued a statement warning persons not to eat the lettuce. The warning was issued on Tuesday, November 20.
The contaminated lettuce is not limited to one brand.
Products that may contain contaminated romaine lettuce include hearts of romaine, baby romaine, spring mixes, and Caesar salads.
E coli, which is short for Escherichia coli, is a type of bacteria that lives in the intestines of people and animals.
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