WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - The Wichita Falls ISD has stopped serving romaine lettuce sourced from Yuma, Arizona following a recall by the CDC.
The E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce, in all forms, grown in that area was expanded following new cases of acute gastroenteritis at a correctional facility in Alaska.
Those cases are likely linked to the current outbreak affecting 53 people in 16 states.
Officials with WFISD sent the following statement in regards to the recall.
There's nothing we take more seriously than the health and safety of our students and the food we serve at Wichita Falls ISD. That's why we follow the CDC and FDA guidance to stop serving romaine lettuce sourced from the Yuma, Arizona growing region as an outbreak of E.coli is investigated.
This week, we reintroduced romaine lettuce on our menus that comes straight from the Salinas, California and Mexico growing regions which were not impacted by the advisory. We will continue to work closely with our food safety experts to stay on top of the situation.
The CDC said do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.
For more information on the recall, click here.