Romaine lettuce recalled in NC and 19 other states

NORTH CAROLINA (WWAY/WTVD) — A new romaine lettuce recall is underway in North Carolina, 19 other states, and Puerto Rico because of E. Coli concerns.

According to the FDA, Tanimura & Antle Inc. wants consumers to throw out approximately 60,000 heads of lettuce in individually packaged bags.

The lettuce is labeled with a packed on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 and has the UPC number 0-27918-20314-9.

Tanimura & Antle voluntary recalls packaged single head romaine lettuce due to potential e. coli contamination (Photo: Tanimura & Antle Inc.)

The concern emerged based on the test result of a random sample by the Michigan Department of Agriculture.

Tanimura & Antle says no one has reported getting sick from the lettuce.

“Food safety is a number one priority and the company prides itself on its preventative measures,” Tanimura & Antle said in a statement.

E. Coli causes a diarrheal illness often with bloody stools.

Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people can develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS), according to the FDA.

Consumers with questions or concerns may call the Tanimura & Antle Consumer Hotline at (877) 827-7388.

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