If you’re cooking for Thanksgiving and having people over, or bringing a dish over someone’s house, you should play close attention to the ingredients just to be sure nobody’s getting sick. Check your pantry and fridge for the items that Federal health officials are warning people about due to a series of issues — from E. coli to lack of inspection or worse.
If you’re in California, don’t eat the lettuce. That’s the message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after 40 people in 16 states got sick due to an E. coli outbreak.
The agencies are warning consumers, retailers and restaurants not to purchase or sell all types of romaine lettuce harvested in the town about 60 miles south of San Jose.
“If romaine lettuce does not have labeling information for its growing area or the source cannot be confirmed, consumers should not eat or use the romaine,” said Frank Yiannas of the Food and Drug Administration. “Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell romaine lettuce if they cannot confirm it is from outside Salinas.”
Another E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 17 people in eight states led to a recall of more than 75,000 pounds of salad products. The cases have been reported in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Montana, Washington and Wisconsin, according to the CDC.
Raw pork products
In Illinois, a company is recalling more than a half million pounds of pork products because they were not inspected.
The 515,000 pounds of raw pork items were produced and distributed in Illinois, the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said. They were produced between November 25, 2017 to November 9, this year.
They include pork loin, pork back ribs and…