The Truth Behind the Romaine Lettuce Recalls
Each year romaine lettuce recalls keep escalating. Since 2017, contaminated romaine has sparked four major E. coli outbreaks throughout the US. Plus, the leaves infected 138 people in 25 states with E. coli bacteria.
About E. coli
Romaine safety was called into question after the CDC identified it to be contaminated with E. coli. E. coli is bacteria that normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. While most strains are harmless, the one found in recent patients can cause serious illness. Symptoms of E.Coli typically begin two to eight days after consuming the bacteria, although most patients become ill three or four days after consumption. These symptoms include severe stomach cramps, diarrhea, and vomiting. Most people recover in five to seven days. However, those most at risk include the very young, the very old and individuals with compromised immune systems.
Escalating Romaine Lettuce Recalls
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E. Coli is bacteria that can cause serious, sometimes fatal, infections in humans. The CDC estimates the bacteria causes 2,000 hospitalizations each year. Plus, 10% go on to develop more serious complications like hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS can cause kidney failure, damage to the central nervous system, and ultimately death.
This is why it is important to seek representation if you are a victim of the multistate romaine E. coli outbreak or any foodborne contamination. An experienced attorney like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm can help you receive compensation for your losses. We have over 20 years representing injured consumers and will use every avenue to get you justice.