New Food Safety Infosheet: Romaine lettuce linked to E. coli O145 outbreak

Freshway Foods of Sydney, Ohio is voluntarily recalling products containing romaine lettuce with a use by date of May 12 or earlier because they may be contaminated with E. coli O145. The products were sold under the Freshway brand and Imperial Sysco brand.

Illnesses associated with this outbreak have been centered in the North East and Midwest U.S. To date 60 indviduals have been confirmed ill.

The special edition food safety infosheet is a 3-page sheet with all of the recalled products attached.

Click here to download the infosheet.

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Dr. Ben Chapman is a professor and food safety extension specialist at North Carolina State University. As a teenager, a Saturday afternoon viewing of the classic cable movie, Outbreak, sparked his interest in pathogens and public health. With the goal of less foodborne illness, his group designs, implements, and evaluates food safety strategies, messages, and media from farm-to-fork. Through reality-based research, Chapman investigates behaviors and creates interventions aimed at amateur and professional food handlers, managers, and organizational decision-makers; the gate keepers of safe food. Ben co-hosts a biweekly podcast called Food Safety Talk and tries to further engage folks online through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and, maybe not surprisingly, Pinterest. Follow on Twitter @benjaminchapman.