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Multistate Food Poisoning Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

CDC Advice to Consumers:

Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought romaine lettuce at home, including salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce, should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
Before purchasing romaine lettuce at a grocery store or eating it at a restaurant, consumers should confirm with the store or restaurant that it is not romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. If you cannot confirm the source of the romaine lettuce, do not buy it or eat it.

 

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Bacgkround:

The CDC advised that romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region could be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick.

Twenty-eight persons in Minnesota, North Dakota, Florida and Texas now also reported ill and linked to the E. coli outbreak, whichi expands now to twenty-nine states. Case count reported by the CDC goes up to 149 ill people. One death has been reported from California, and sixty-four people have been hospitalized, including seventeen people who have developed a type of kidney failure called hemolytic uremic syndrome.

This investigation is ongoing.