REPORT: CDC Warns About Chopped Romaine Lettuce Causing E. Coli Outbreak


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Chopped romaine lettuce is likely to blame for a multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 35 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC believes the E. coli outbreak, which has so far led to 22 hospitalizations and zero deaths, can be traced back to lettuce grown in the Yuma, Ariz., area. Individuals in 11 states, ranging from Connecticut to Washington, have been affected, with the most E. coli cases — nine — reported in Pennsylvania.

It is important to note that the article goes on to state the following:

No specific grower, supplier, distributor, or brand has been implicated in the outbreak, so no recall has been issued. Still, the CDC is warning consumers to dispose of any previously purchased chopped romaine lettuce, and is urging them to try to determine whether lettuce was grown in the Yuma area before ordering it in restaurants or purchasing it in grocery stores.

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