Health officials told people to stop eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak on Tuesday, but it was still being sold in some Brooklyn stores a day after the news broke about the dozens of people sickened, WPIX11 reports. “My customers and I trust this company,” a worker in a 13th Avenue store said.
A sign says everything was checked and is safe next to the lettuce in the store. Managers said there’s no need to worry because they believe in the assurances from the company in question. There’s a three-wash process for that brand.
At another store, customers said they were willing to buy the romaine. “I would risk it because the company, I would trust the company,” one shopper said.