Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Monday, April 23, 2018
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The CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine.

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.

The expanded warning is based on information from newly reported illnesses in Alaska. Ill people in Alaska reported eating lettuce from whole heads of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region.

The lettuce may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7.

There have been 53 cases in 16 states, 31 of which resulted in hospitalizations.



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