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CDC reports new E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce

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Posted at 9:36 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 21:36:52-05

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports a new outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce. This current outbreak is different from two other outbreaks reported earlier in the year.

The current outbreak, which is linked the brand Tanimura & Antle's packaged, single-head romaine lettuce, has been identified in six states, including Michigan. The lettuce was recalled on Nov. 6.

Twelve people have been infected, and five have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.

Additional information on infected product:

Do not eat, sell, or serve Tanimura & Antle’s recalled, packaged single head romaine lettuce.

  • UPC number: 0-27918-20314-9
  • Packed on date: 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020
  • Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) sticker for retailers and distributers: 571280289SRS1 and 571280290SRS1

If you have symptoms of an E. coli infection:

  • Talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Write down what you ate in the week before you got sick.
  • Report your illness to your local or state health department.