Delaware Public Media

DPH warns of E. Coli in romaine lettuce

Nov 21, 2018

It’s alright if you skip the salad this year for Thanksgiving.


A multistate outbreak of E. Coli has the Delaware Division of Public health advising Delawareans against eating romaine lettuce.


While there has not been a confirmed case in the First State, 32 people in 11 other states have been infected, 13 of whom were hospitalized.


And the CDC reports no common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified as the cause of the outbreak at this time.


Consumers who have any romaine lettuce at home are encouraged to throw it away and all restaurants are urged to stop serving romaine as well.


People usually get sick from E. coli two to eight days after swallowing the bacteria. Diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting are common symptoms. Most people recover within one week.