Keeping an eye out for E. Coli

Paul Wernes, travel editor

On January 7th, the company Dole and Fresh Express issued a voluntary recall of packaged salad greens containing iceberg lettuce potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The CDC posted an outbreak warning of E. coli on January 6th, that was linked back to boxed salad greens sold in Washington, Oregon, Ohio and Alaska. The power greens have Use-By-Dates through December 20th, 2021, which means products will not be in grocery cases but could still be in home fridges. They were sold at Fred Meyer, QFC and Giant Eagle grocery chains and should be thrown away immediately.
“I am worried about my family getting sick from the vegetables since they are all older,” said Shawn Kelm, a senior who has family in Alaska.
E. coli 0157:H7 can be severe in young children, elderly individuals and those who have a weak immune system. Symptoms may include diarrhea, high fever, stomach cramps and vomiting.