CDC warns of romaine lettuce E. coli contamination

CDC warns of romaine lettuce E. coli contamination

On Tuesday, the Center for Disease Control issued a warning about an E. coli outbreak surrounding romaine lettuce.

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

The organization went on to say “Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.”

The shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 has infected 32 people across 11 states thus far. Thirteen people have been hospitalized, but no deaths have been reported.

At this time, because the investigation is ongoing and no specific origin has been determined, the warning is being issued to the entire country.

More on this outbreak can be found on the CDC’s website.

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