Fresh Express, based out of Cincinnatti, is recalling their romaine lettuce salads as a precautionary measure. The subsidiary of Chiquita Brands said it received information that one of its Hearts of Romaine Lettuce packages tested positive for E. coli bacteria.
According to Food Business News, the recalled products consist of, "Romaine lettuce salad products with expired use-by-dates of July 8 to July 12 and an “S” in the product code." So far, there have been no reported illnesses. This is the company's second recall since May, when some of their products were found to be contaminated with salmonella.
The Argus Leader reports, "E. coli can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting and fevers. Healthyadults usually recover within a week, but young children and the elderly are at greater risk for developing serious kidney damage and death."
Contaminated food products can make you seriously ill. If you or someone you know has suffered as the result of contaminated food, contact a Kenosha defective products lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®