CDC no longer advising consumers to avoid romaine lettuce

This afternoon, the CDC issued updates regarding the E.Coli outbreak tied to romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona area.

First, the CDC is no longer advising consumers to avoid romaine. This is because “the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region were harvested on April 16, 2018 and the harvest season is over. It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life.”

The agency also updated the illness count: there are now 172 illnesses from 32 states.

Read the full update here:

https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-04-18/index.html 

The CDC’s investigation is ongoing; we will provide updates as we receive them.


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