U.S. Officials Say Eating Romaine Lettuce from California Salinas

U.S. Officials Say Eating Romaine Lettuce from California Salinas

November 26, 2019 157 By Emma Taylor

U.S. Officials reported about a food poisoning outbreak and so advised people not to consume Romaine lettuce from Salinas, California. It is the second notice that has been issued precisely after a year from when another similar warning was released about food poisoning. The American officials are urging everyone to check the label of their lettuce packs to see where it was grown. Restaurants, Departmental, and Supermarkets are also banned from selling any produce before thoroughly enquiring from where it belongs.

The entire warning applies to any romaine from Salinas, California. It may include whole heads, pre-cuts, and heart-shaped salad mixes. The officials are continuously investing the source of food poisoning, and they are pointing at E.Coli as the reason. Salinas is considered a high source of romaine. The leaves grow out here from around April to November. Post-November, the growth of romaine shifts to the Southern Yuma region of Arizona. After the pre-thanksgiving of last year, the harvest industry voluntarily decided to label the crop with its growing area.

According to health officials, the decision will help them to issue any caution notice associated with any outbreak. To date, the U.S. Officials have not been able to find out the real cause of poison outbreaks for romaine. However, an incident of romaine contamination in 2018 reported almost 200 people becoming sick, and the death of 5-6 people. The reason for pollution was dangerous irrigation water that contained E.Coli. Research says that E.Coli is present in the waste products let out by farm animals. The purpose of continuous outbreaks, particularly in the case of romaine is still unclear. However, health experts are advising people not to consume romaine raw and in salads. According to the health reports following the recent outbreaks, there are already reports of around 50 people falling sick over 16 states in the entire USA.