Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:50:57 +0000
MoH warns against eating romaine lettuce
THE Ministry of Health on Thursday warned the public against eating packaged, single-head romaine lettuce, which is possibly contaminated with E Coli 0157:H7.
A release from the ministry said, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA), advised on their website that Tanimura & Antle Inc voluntarily recalled the lettuce under its brand, labelled with the packed-on date 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020.
E Coli 0157:H7 may cause a diarrhoeal illness. As such, the ministry advised people who are experiencing diarrhoea, vomiting, fever, abdominal pain or bloody stools after eating the lettuce to visit the nearest health institution.
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, collected, tested and analysed a random sample of the lettuce, as part of a routine sampling programme, which led to the recall, the ministry revealed.
The release said local consumers should not eat lettuce under the Tanimura & Antle brand with the packed-on date of 10/15/2020 or 10/16/2020 and advised supermarkets, restaurants and wholesalers not to sell romaine lettuce from the brand with those dates.
The release also said consumers should discard or return the lettuce to the place of purchase if it is not labelled or if they are unsure if the let