Cauliflower And More Lettuce Recalled After E.Coli Outbreak

Just a few weeks after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned against consuming romaine lettuce, the are still vegetables that are being recalled as a result of the E.Coli outbreak that has plagued the United States and Canada since the start of the year.

More recently, Adam Brothers Farming Inc. has been tied to the romaine outbreak, but it looks like their other products may also not be safe to eat.

The California farm is now recalling its cauliflower as well as several other types of lettuce "because it may be contaminated" with the dangerous bacteria.

What you need to know

For this round, the farm issued a recall for red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, and cauliflower harvested on November 27 through November 30, 2018. The vegetables were distributed to wholesalers across the country as well as in Mexico and Canada.

The press release confirmed that none of the products have tested positive for E. Coli, but they're taking these measures "out of an abundance of caution."

"Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. feels a strong commitment to its customers and has worked for years to provide a safe and healthy food supply," read the release. "Out of an abundance of caution, Adam Bros. Farming, Inc. is initiating this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA."

So far, no illnesses have been reported, but the farm has notified all of its clients and have requested that the products be pulled off the shelves.

If you've purchased any of the recalled products, do not eat them. You should throw them out right away or return them where you purchased them.

E. Coli Symptoms

E. Coli symptoms won't always appear right away; They could take between one to 10 days after eating tainted food, but according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most people become sick within three to four days.

Symptoms include stomach cramps, diarrhea (often bloody), fever (less than 101 degrees Fahrenheit), and vomiting. While most people will recover after about a week, around five to 10 percent develop a potentially life-threatening kidney complication called hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).

Although anyone can be infected, children under the age of five, those with weakened immune systems, and adults over 65 are are higher risk of developing severe illness after eating contaminated food.

"That's why we think it's critical to get this information out," Gottlieb said. "We understand fully the impact this has, not just on the growers and the distributors but also on consumers - consumers who are preparing meals for the holidays, who have product now that they're going to need to discard, maybe food that they've already cooked."

For more information on this recall click here.

Please share this information with your family and friends so they can protect themselves.

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