UPDATE: CDC Issues New Alert Following Romaine Lettuce E.coli Outbreak

December 13, 2018 04:12 PM

The CDC has just issued an updated warning about romaine lettuce, following an e.coli outbreak.  The organization says it is advising U.S. consumers not to eat and retailers and restaurants not to serve or sell any romaine lettuce harvested from certain counties in the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California. It says in the alert "if you do not know where the romaine is from, do not eat it".

Specifically, it says not to eat lettuce from the following California counties: Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara. 

Areas not linked to the outbreak include the desert growing region near Yuma, Arizona; the California desert growing region near Imperial County and Riverside County; the state of Florida; and Mexico.

Read the full update from the CDC here.

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Kara C Amundson
Louisville, KY
12/14/2018 05:59 PM

  Thank you for this update. Due to several health conditions, I have few leafy green vegetable options besides romaine. Every winter I have to wait out the e coli outbreaks. My grocery (Kroger) has organic romaine from the Imperial Valley for sale--so glad to confirm that it's safe!


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