This is a different strain of E. Coli than the one responsible for another Romaine lettuce scare earlier this year. That outbreak caused more than 200 people in 30 states to fall sick, and five people died. So far, no deaths have been reported linked to this outbreak.
Hy-Vee cleared out their shelves today. They told KCAU9, “Out of an abundance of caution, we have pulled all Romaine lettuce, as well as any produce containing Romaine lettuce, from our 248 stores today.”
The company says they don’t know when the products will be available again at this time.