One local shopper says she doesn't expect to see romaine lettuce at any grocery stores in town.
Care should also be taken to wash and sanitize refrigerator drawers or shelves where the lettuce was stored, prior to restocking those areas with other food products.
The Ministry notes that thus far, there have been no reported cases of illness in Trinidad and Tobago as a result of persons consuming romaine lettuce.
So far, the Public Health Agency of Canada says the outbreak has made 15 people sick in Quebec and three in Ontario, where six needed hospitalization.
The most recent illness in the new Romaine E. coli O157:H7 outbreak occurred on October 31, 2018.
This time officials were able to issue an alert earlier and specifically warn against romaine because of information collected through interviews with people who got sick, said Laura Gieraltowski of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Mild Start, Possible Wintry Finish
Temperatures will be solidly in the 20s and winds will remain light when the celebration begins on Woodward at 10 a.m. Gusty easterly winds build up to 12-17 miles per hour with gusts possible above 20 miles per hour for coastal areas.
Both the USA and Canadian alerts, coming as millions of Americans planned their Thanksgiving Day menus, urged consumers, restaurants and retailers to throw out all romaine left in stock and sanitise their shelves.
The advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
No deaths have been reported. The agency has said inspections won't start until next year.
It told consumers to throw away any romaine they may already have bought. "They are not actually coming down with a decision, they are saying 'hey, be careful".
He says hundreds of millions of dollars will be lost across the country over the next few days, with distributors, growers and retailers stuck with the bill. They adhere to the highest mandatory food safety standards, testing and safeguards to ensure Florida produce is safe.
It's also why Revol is working with the industry's lobby to ask federal regulators to exempt indoor grown lettuce from the recall.