Sacramento, CA – A half million packages of Fresh Express romaine lettuce are being recalled.
The California Department of Public Health says the lettuce could be infected with E. Coli, which can cause serious illness. In California, around 480,000 packages of the recalled salad were distributed. The romaine salad products are sold under the Fresh Express label and packaged in sizes ranging from 7 ounces to 32 ounces. The affected product labels are marked: “Use by Dates of July 8 – July 12,” and have an “S” in the product code.
The State Health Department is urging residents to throw away the product immediately and then thoroughly wash hands.