Health department: Keep an eye out for Romaine Lettuce

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Mesa County Public Health says to keep an eye out for Romaine Lettuce.

Hopefully, you haven't eaten any romaine lettuce after the recent recall.

The product was first taken off the shelves on November 20 for an E. coli outbreak, and experts say its best to just toss it out.

Mesa County Public Health says it can make you very sick if you eat any food with E. coli, but the bacteria don't just stick to the food.

They recommend you use soap and water to clean your fridge to keep other foods from getting contaminated.

"You do want to make sure that you adequately clean the area that it was stored. So for example, with the romaine lettuce, if you had the romaine in the fridge, go ahead and clean out the fridge where that romaine was stored. Just to ensure that you are getting all of that contamination out of your home," said Retail Food Program Supervisor, Regina Clark.

Mesa County Public Health says that recalls are actually not that uncommon, and they can happen even on a monthly basis.

For more information on recalls, go here: www.recalls.gov/food.html



 
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