CDC: “U.S. Consumers Should Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce” After Nationwide E. Coli Outbreak; Throw Away All Of Your Romaine Lettuce And Scrub Down Your Shelves!

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The CDC has put out an alert to throw away all romaine lettuce across the country. This is in response to a severe E-Coli outbreak that has infected 32 people across 11 states.

More info here from the Washington Post.

CDC advice:

  • Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
    • This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
    • If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
    • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.
    • CDC is advising that consumers do not eat any romaine lettuce because no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand of romaine lettuce has been identified.
  • Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce, including salads and salad mixes containing romaine.

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Mike Smith

does this include bodek lettuce?

lipa

forwarded it to my wife, shes aint gana be happy

Kishke

Oy. This is constantly happening. Hope everyine is okay. Guess I’ll be buying kale for now.

Anonymous

Does that include bodek?

Joe

But maybe if you have the one with frum “hashgacha” then you are safe because that is definitely what these people had?

Adam

Just curious, which 11 states?

Abe

From CDC website:

Table showing the number of ill people arranged by state of residence.
State Ill People
California 10
Connecticut 1
Illinois 2
Massachusetts 2
Maryland 1
Michigan 7
New Hampshire 2
New Jersey 3
New York 2
Ohio 1
Wisconsin 1
Total 32

Joe

Seems like a high risk. Is there a vaccine?

Ryan

bought one last night, throwing it away…thanks. dont need problems with a new born baby on the way

огненный шар

your feeding the baby lettuce?

hh

Crazy

Work-for-ur-muny

Also travel related? 😛

Judy

In case you’re traveling from different country to us, you need to know

YMW

LOL

Nancy

Does anyone know if this applies brands that are grown in greenhouses?

BC

Does anyone know whether what is labeled as hothouse really is?
AND
Does anyone know whether it is all processed and packed in the same facility with a high risk of contamination?

Just saying.

Hippie Jenny McCarthy farms refuse to vaccinate their lettuce and now there’s an outbreak.

Dee

Ha! Amazing

William Mazin

What about Canada

Barry

Right lots of the “kosher” lettuce is from Canada. There has never been an issue with it as of yet

as2

This seems to include Canada as well

username

From the WaPo article
The Public Health Agency of Canada has reported 18 people infected with the same strain of E. coli.

Rose

Thanks for the info!

Chaim

Really?

hh

Positiv is greenhouse grown does it include that?

Liam K. Nuj

All means all

Lesterk

All is all

kishke

On behalf of Dan,

“All means all”

thanks for the honor Dan!

Work-for-ur-muny

Like!

Clutch

See eat more donuts no outbreaks there

Mark E.

Doing that now. Thanks for the suggestion.

Eli Willner

You can eat coli flower instead. Hmm, maybe not.

Joni

:-):-):-)

Aron

Back to iceberg it is

Moish

Are you already in Antarctica?

YAAKOV

Im not sure your right. i believe the bodek stuff is different

Jack

I should throw out all my weed ?

Dan Wannabe

All means all

Important

Dan, what does all mean ?

Reggie

All means all

Anonymous

Or just wash all your lettuce in bleach

pop quiz

I’d love to see ppl get all serious about throwing out their lettuce or other greens when a hashgacha says its infested

AAP

Does anyone know what “ALL” means? Of someone can please clarify… Dan keeps posting that all means all, but if if all=all and I don’t know what all is then I won’t know what all is. Thank you in advance for the clarification.

Nick

All means all and means means means

Reggie

And and and all means more than all

Totty

and the definition of is is is
-Bill Clinton

Michele

Crap. Has some for lunch yesterday and today.

Work-for-ur-muny

Did you just write what you eat for lunch there? It might even be worse than E Coli…

Vaccinated

Lettuce is only danergous if you vaccinate. Otherwise your body can fight e-coli naturally.

Gingy
Reuven
HK

Kosher has nothing to do with something having bacteria. I don’t get why “All means all” is so hard to comprehend for some.

Pop quiz

Because purchasing lettuce from positive/ kosher gardens which don’t sell nationwide are more controlled and clean. Hence the no bugs for example

abe

Dus is nisht lettuce, dus is kosher lettuce !!

YMW

Well said.

li

nope, in this case, kosher does have to do with bacteria, since positive grows their own lettuce.
so, all does not mean all after all @dan

id

@dan
Please remove this post

Aryeh

As the father of a child who got this strain of ecoli and went through years of hardship, heed the CDC advice.

ckmk47

My/our sympathy and best wishes to you and your family.

Aryeh

Thanks so much! Appreciate it

Rita Landa

Guess we all gonna gain weight now and eat sandwiches instead of salad

Aaron

Try baby spinach or arugula, both healthier then romaine.

abe

Romaine is bitter and nobody should eat it ever! who ever eats it just likes fating salad dressing that they drown on.

Moish

Especially since it was invented by the Romanians.

Jim

Just returb your lettuce for refund and you can also ask for $50 store credit for your inconvenience

Nechama

All doesn’t mean all. Greenhouse grown should be fine . E. coli comes from human excrement in the fields

Alissa

What kosher brand do you know that’s green house grown. Only one I know of is fresh box farms from Massachusetts that has a kvh heksher

Happy

Hi. What about romaine lettuce that I bought before this notice came out? That should be ok, right Dan?

BC

Hope the hothouse is not packed in the same facility as the infested produce.

Nick

for those asking about “Bodek”, “Kosher” or “Green House”. Although they are probably included in CDC, know that the “one” you bought doesn’t have it….#all-means-all

Jack6941

FYI, for what it’s worth.
Bodek, pos’tiv, and kosher gardens put out official letters saying it doesn’t apply to them
Take it or leave it ( I would leave it ) for what it’s worth.

HK

What an irresponsible letter. Opening up themselves for a lawsuit if G-D forbid someone gets sick on their lettuce.

Chuchem

Postiv is from Mexico- grown is a green house. E. Coli usually comes from bacteria in animal feces that run into irrigation ditches.

YMW

Imagine this coming around erev pesach…..

Daniel Baum

Finally, a decent comment 🙂

Fayge

I saw letters from both Bodek and pos’tiv stating that their lettuce is safe to eat and the ban does not apply to them.

Laya

Positive is not included in the outbreak. As per letter from positive.

Shmu

I just bought romaine that is made in Mexico is it ok?

Yis

I just checked with Bill and Shrillary Clinton about what ” all” means.
Bill says ” It depends what ‘is’ is”.

chaya

@dan
all does not mean all.
it says lettuce from us and canada. It says nothing about greenhouse grown in mexico

Eli

Statement from Kosher Gardens:

November 20, 2018

Dear Customer,

We are aware of the CDC alert on romaine lettuce. Pos’Tiv and Kosher Gardens do not get romaine from the market, as we only grow in our own fields under controlled environments. As such, any national outbreak of E Coli is not associated with our lettuce.

Wishing all our customers a Happy and Healthy Chanuka,

Chesky Seitler
COO
Kosher Gardens

Duvi

The CDC does NOT yet know where this E-coli is stemming from for the latest outbreak, so for these frum companies to boldly state that their lettuce is exempt is quite frankly, disgusting.

Alissa

Agree. Is irresponsible for kosher brands to make that statement. Maybe a kosher hydroponically grown Romaine could have a leg to stand on but anything grown in soil has risk – no matter who certifies the kashrut

BC

The industry is very big. Until I hear that there is no possible connection, such as packing plant I am not eating lettuce.

Jeff Bezos

Bodek also Released statement saying their romaine lettuce are safe to eat and are not affected by CDC alert

Duvi

DO NOT BUY ROMAINE LETTUCE- the outbreak has affected someone’s kidney, which has now been removed- do YOU want to take that risk??? Jewish companies can’t claim that one “laboratory test”, coincidentally done on the same day as the CDC recall, means their product is safe. The CDC can’t yet pinpoint the source of the E. Coli outbreak- what makes you think that the CEO of Bodek, Yitzchock Rosenbluth, seen stuffing his face on theyeshivaworld with a bag of romaine (gross pic, sorry), has no vested interest in telling you to risk your life by buying his product?

Joel

Finally we have scientific proof that cookies and cake are the safest food…..

Noah

THANKS DAN!!!

L.S.

E.coli is a bacteria from human FECES. Usually this happens because migrant workers in the field defecate there and it contaminates the vegetables. For people complaining this happens too much, complain to your Congress representative to make striciter oversight if how your vegetables are picked. (Or just give the workers a dang port a potty and some bath room breaks!)

Robert

I have been and continue to eat it. What’s the problem? Just wash your lettuce first.

Jake

The e-Coli doesn’t wash away, Robert!!!!

Yankel

I thought Jews were supposed to be smart

Fredia nelsen

Can I eat Romaine lettus that I am growing in my backyard garden?

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