April 15,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, ATTENTION: The CDC is investigating a multistate outbreak of EColi 0157:H7 that has sickened 35 people from 11 states including New Jersey..At this time, no common grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been identified.

The CDC has provided the following advisory for Consumers, Restaurants and Retailers:
. CDC’s Advice to Consumers(https://www.cdc.gov/…/20…/o157h7-04-18/advice-consumers.html):
o Consumers anywhere in the U.S. who have store-bought chopped romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing chopped romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
o Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, consumers should confirm with the store or restaurant that it is not chopped romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.