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Dole Recalls Romaine Lettuce Hearts Due to E. Coli


The two products being recalled by Dole are three-packs of Dole Organic Romaine Hearts with UPC code 0-71430-90061-1 and “harvested on dates” of 10-23-20 and 10-26-20; and 12-ounce packages of Wild Harvest Organic Romaine Hearts with UPC code 7-11535-50201-2 and “harvested on dates” of 10-23-20 and 10-26-20. The recalled romaine hearts were distributed in Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota and Virginia. The positive E. coli test occurred at an unnamed retailer in Michigan.

E. coli is bacteria that can cause diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. While most people recover from the foodborne illness within a week, some illnesses can last longer and can be more severe. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends contacting your doctor if diarrhea lasts for more than three days, if diarrhea is accompanied by a fever higher than 102˚F, or if there is blood in the stool. Also seek medical attention if vomiting prevents you from keeping liquids down and you pass very little urine.

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