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Published: Wednesday, January 09, 2019 @ 7:27 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
— Consumers no longer need to avoid romaine lettuce grown in certain areas.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Wednesday that the multi-state outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce grown in California this fall appears to be over.
OUTBREAK UPDATE: Romaine lettuce that made 62 people sick in 16 states is no longer in stores and restaurants. This outbreak appears to be over. Read outbreak summary: https://t.co/eahAy3qbBY pic.twitter.com/DKfgeEaMEB— CDC (@CDCgov) January 9, 2019
The FDA will continue to investigate the source of the E. coli; however, U.S. health officials said contaminated romaine that made people sick in this outbreak should no longer be available on the market.