Lettuce Food Poisoning
Lettuce is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Since the start of 2018, there have been over 10 major lettuce illness outbreaks involving E.coli. The 2 most recent involved packaged salad kits that sickened at least 30 and romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, CA that sickened at least 138.
“Report date: Jul 27, 2020
8. Hands clean & properly washed
- comments: observed an employee with gloved hands washing, rinsing and sanitizing a plastic container at three compartment sink and dried with paper towel container; returning in prep area and handled a ready to eat products: removed with gloved... hands lettuce from bag. No removal of gloves nor handwashing prior to handle mentioned product. Information given on gloves and handwashing procedure to manager on duty. Priority violation:7-38-010, citation issued.
49. Non-food/food contact surfaces clean
- comments: grease on deep fryers included wheels of equipment clean and maintain
54. Garbage & refuse properly disposed; facilities maintained
- comments: outdoor garbage area with heavy grease and grimes on ground,clean and maintain
55. Physical facilities installed, maintained & clean
- comments: observed grease between floor tiles,missing grout between said titles in front of deep fryers,repair issues. Surface must be smooth cleanable and non-absorbent surface
Source: chicago.gov ”
“Sofritos burrito bowl, vegan, woke up next morning with severe cramping. think it had to have been the lettuce (I got extra) I got a bowl with pinto beans, brown rice, lettuce, corn salsa, little cheese, grilled veggies and ate it around 8:00. Woke up at 5:00 am with severe... cramping. Everything else I had eaten was at home and fresh, no chance it happened there. ”
“A week ago we ate at this location and I had stomach pains at bed time. I assumed the lettuce on my whopper was bad and causing mt stomach to cramp. I woke up the middle of the night and completely emptied my bowels, felt like water spraying out of... me.
Last night we ate there for dinner and I steered clear of the whopper and just had a double cheeseburger. The same cramps happened and woke up just now (2am) and had the same diarrhea. Now I'm thinking the burger meat caused it both times. ”
“I ordered a salad on 7/22 and within a few hours I had explosive diarrhea body aches, nausea, and fever. I have had ongoing diarrhea (37 times- yes I am counting) and still severe stomach pain for the last 3 days. All symptoms are consistent with E. Coli which would... make sense from unwashed lettuce. ”
“I ate on July 23. I got a chicken burrito with white rice, black beans, veggies, corn, pico, lettuce, and cheese. I also got a side of chips and guac. I felt fine after eating the chips and guac, but not even halfway into my burrito my stomach began to... hurt. I was up all night going to the toilet but only vomited once. Not even 24 hours has gone by and I'm still lunging for the toilet. ”
“Foot long grilled chicked sandwich that I purchased yesterday july 20th around 11:00 pm Monday evening I went to subway to grab my usual... I remember asking myself if the lady serving me had changed her gloves she walked from the back of the store with her gloves on ..... at least thats what I remember.. and she grabbed the bread right away and started serving me .. I took a grilled chicken foot long on italien herb and cheese bread I got it toasted with swiss cheese, green peppers and onions.. I also had her add tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and black olives.. I asked for the sweet onion sauce and the south west sauce .. I asked for chocolate chip cookies and a fountain drink of root beer.. the cookies she served me were exposed to the air on what seemed to be on the tray that they were baked on .. the tray was exactly behind the cashier.. After having my meal .. I went home and slept .. I felt like migraine was settling in my body I felt pressure on the front part of my head the pain got to 10/10 .. I went up to the shower and washed my body and rubbed my head with peppermint oil.. a bloat was happening in my stomach .. I suffered from 4 am to 7:30 when I finally decided to drink water and I exploded in vomit .. I felt at some ease but the headache was still intense.. I slept around 8ish and I woke up at 3:00 and diarrhea has been going on in the last 40 minutes.. I dont know what my food was mixed with .. this is the first time I get food poisoning.. please if you have any tips to give .. if I have to go to the hospital please advise me ”
Recent Interesting Reports
“No five minutes after I ate vomiting nausea explosive diarrhea sweats felt like passing out was on toilet for over an hour. ”
“I ate 2 grilled pork chops, green beans, and kernel corn @ approximately 1200 noon on Sunday, 8/2 & became ill at approximately 2 or 3 pm with nausea, projectile vomiting, and diarrhea. I had to call in sick to work because I am still having diarrhea today which is... Monday, 8/3. I am extremely weak and also experiencing stomach spasms. I will never order anything from there again. ”
“Stopped on the way home from the UP around 2pm on 7/17. Had a taco salad bowl, no meat - just beans and veggie, with cheese, corn salsa and sour cream. Immediately after eating it I felt kind of weird, but figured it was from camping for several days and... transitioning back to fast food. Switched who was driving with my husband and took a nap. At 11pm I started feeling sick so I popped a few tums. From 11:30pm-2am I was violently ill. I haven’t been that ill since I was a kid. I was actually scared my husband was going to have to take me to urgent care because I was nonstop throwing up and diarrhea for 2.5 hours. Afterwards I had the chills and sweats on and off for an hour. It was DEFINITELY food poisoning. That’s the last time I’ll ever eat here. There are other reviews on this site talking about the same location too! ”
“8/2/2020 I just moved to a new apartment and needed to pick up a few things from the super target at this location. I got there early, did my shopping, and finished about 9am. I hadn't eaten yet so I decided to get some meal at this location. I eat... it often and am no new customer to the company, never had problems before, so I think it was just this location or the person working at that time.
I tried the dragonfruit mango drink for the first time, and also ordered a bacon egg and gouda sandwich, which is a personal favorite of mine. The sandwich seemed not as fully cooked as usual but I ate it anyways, assuming that it was safe to eat since its prepackaged food that just gets heated up by the store. I'm not sure if it was the drink or sandwich that made me sick but I'm leaning to the sandwich.
I felt perfectly fine for a few hours afterwards, laid down to rest from moving related exhaustion for a little bit st around noon and that's when problems started. I ended up taking a brief nap, but I woke up because my stomach hurt very bad, the pain got worse over 15-20 minutes before I realized I needed to run to the bathroom. Let's just say my body needed to get everything that was in it out as quickly as possible from both ends, it's been a long time since I was that sick.
While I did feel better afterwards, I've been exhausted and not quite feeling right all day since. :/ I'm not going to give up for ever, but never again from this location and I will be much more scrutinizing with my food from the company moving forward. ”
“Pre-washed organic baby spinach from nhere We purchased the spinach on Monday. On Tuesday night my husband ate a large spinach salad - as a meal so it was big - the next day he felt very ill and today is about 60% better. I had a couple handfuls of... the spinach in my dinner last night and awoke in the middle of the night with my symptoms. I'm 50% better this morning, but the nausea, although much lighter, still comes and goes. Upset stomach, felt like I would vomit or pass out. ”
“Had Ribs and Ribeye and a Caesar salad with Romaine Lettuce. Ordered Medium Rare Ribeye but was pretty much rare. More of a Reddish Purple versus Pink but was hungry and just ate it. Within an hour or 2 I just did not feel right thought maybe ate too much.... Woke up today (next day) have had nothing to eat since late dinner and have had some really bad diarrhea all day and feeling drained. ”
“They used to be my favorite place to eat, I love the grilled chicken there and I always usually get the grilled chicken quesadilla but this time I ate a grilled chicken salad 3 days ago. When I was eating the salad I noticed the chicken was really rubbery, warm... on the outside but cold when I bit into it. I was starving so I ate it anyways thinking nothing of it... The next day rolls around and that’s when I began having constant diarrhea. I’m having signs of salmonella because of the color of my stool and the symptoms I’m having. Which if continues any longer I will be going to a doctor. I’m still having on going diarrhea and stomach pains on the left side of my stomach. ”
“After eating, I got terrible nausea and stomach cramps. I’ve been vomiting and on the toilet all day. I’ve been drinking fluids which helps, but I definitely have food poisoning. I didn’t order meat, so maybe it’s an issue of cross contamination. Whatever the case may be, this place needs... to be checked out. My boyfriend also had some of the food and his stomach got upset. ”