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.
“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. ”
“I ordered the beef/carnitas burrito bowl (no rice, no beans) with lettuce, my sister in law ordered chicken burrito bowl (no rice, no beans) with lettuce as well. We both had pretty much the same thing just different protein, who knows what ingredient made us sick.
Next day, we felt... sick around the same time...started with a headache and felt really weak, once we started feeling sick everything just progressed so quickly (vomitted, diarrhea, chills, mild fever). We both had no idea how we got sick, and the rest of the family was fine. Obviously, because only both of us had it, nobody else did.
I reported this to the head office, I got a call back from the US, sadly he didn't give a damn about it, he made it sound like I was making a big fuss and because "nobody else reported that they got sick", for $22, it's really not worth my time (or ANYONE) to make a false claim for a free meal.
I had to ask him to refund me, he wasn't even apologetic.
just because you get a lot of customers all the time does not mean you should have such bad attitude especially towards those who got sick from eating your food.
I used to LOVEEEE them, never again! ”
“I was sick for almost two weeks after I had eaten from the now recalled bag of “Little Salad Bar” garden lettuce, with chopped carrots and radishes. Within about a week, I had flu symptoms with body aches, nausea, stomach cramps, and severe diarrhea which lasted a little more than... two weeks. Luckily, I was at home during the first bad week on vacation, but in the bathroom a lot. I had many sleepless nights because of the diarrhea attacks which would come suddenly and with no warning. Sometimes I didn’t quite make it to the bathroom and messed myself. It was a very bad illness and unpredictable and hope that I never experience it again! Food poisoning is real! My illness began on about June 12 and lasted through about June 29.
I am better now and the diarrhea and other symptoms are gone without treatment. ”
“I ordered a chicken salad with lettuce, chicken, fajita vegetables, mild and hot salsa, and cheese, and more shredded lettuce. A few hours after eating it, I had diarrhea twice in the night and then in the middle of the night and again in the morning. I then felt sleepy... the next day and had to take a nap around 3p. Worried that I have the coronavirus. ”
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“I bought stuffed portabella mushrooms cooked them in oven and woke up with severe stomach pain then vomiting and I thought it had calmed down but my stomach is cramping and hurts and I feel nauseous and having several BMs ”
“I ate a 10 piece nugget; my tongue became numb and I had an awful taste in my mouth now suffering from nausea and diarrhea and my tongue is scratchy. Ate Nuggets, I was the only one who ate. Symptoms started about 30 minutes. The scratchy tongue and diarrhea; now... I'm suffering with nausea and burning stomach. ”
“4-5 hours 2 people in the middle of sleep unbearable stomach cramps
Had the spicy chicken nuggets for dinner and went to bed. Woke up at 4am with unbelievable stomach pain I was on the toilet for about an hour and felt dizzy and like throwing up the whole time,... my boyfriend was dizzy and vomiting we both had chills ”
“I’ve just had about 2 hours ago and feel really sick Just one got sick. I had to go to the toilet straight after I’d eaten and diarrhoea started. It was dark brown, very watery. 15 minutes later I had to go again. Feel really sick and night temperature. ”
“Both my friend and I get sick the last 3 times we have gotten it 2 people. Less than 8 hours. Cramping, and the other symptoms mentioned before. What we need to know is - what are the preservatives they are using for the pre-chopped salads? ”
“I thought i was gonna get better but my food poisoning got worse... Big THANKS! now even hospital bills smh I’m being admitted with nausea medication & IV & exams.... haven’t been able to keep anything down. We were eating a sandwich till my friend told me to turn my... sandwich around which i was half way done with it..... worse part is when we told him he tried to play it off saying it was a grill stain till we opened up the bread & had more inside .. & still didn’t cared . Woke up with a small fever and throwing up all day long got so dehydrated... couldn’t even work. ”
“Ordered pad Thai and kanom jeep (pork and prawn) dumplings on evening of 25/07/20. 20mins after eating my gf and I started to feel nauseous. 10mins later she’d vomited twice and I’d shat my guts out. I spent the night pissing water out my a*s every 10mins. It’s 48hrs since... and food and liquid still go straight through me.
Deliveroo simply ignored my complaints. I bet they continued to deliver food from there that night even after I reported being food poisoned. ”
“2 people. We are there twice and each time the next day we were in severe stomach pain and couldn't leave the bathroom. The first time I didn't think it was them because one of us went to the hospital and ended up with precarditis which is caused by a... virus. The second time I was sure it had to be them so since it was the same symptoms. I'm afraid my partner will end up in the hospital again ”