Romaine Lettuce Linked to 67 E. Coli Infections Across US, Says CDC
Romaine Lettuce Linked to 67 E. Coli Infections Across US, Says CDC

Romaine Lettuce Linked to 67 E.

Coli Infections Across US, Says CDC .

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, is being investigated by officials.

If the label says 'grown in Salinas' (whether alone or with the name of another location), don't eat it.

Throw it away, CDC, via statement.

If the lettuce doesn't have a label stating where it was grown, consumers are still advised to throw it away.

"Whole heads of romaine, organic romaine, hearts of romaine, romaine in salad wraps, and packages of precut lettuce and salad mixes which contain romaine" are all including in the warning.

Restaurants and retailers should not serve or sell romaine lettuce if they cannot confirm it is from outside Salinas, Frank Yiannas, FDA's deputy commissioner for food policy and response, via statement.

According to the CDC, 39 out of the 67 people who have been infected have been hospitalized.

Six of those people have developed a type of kidney failure.

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No deaths have been reported thus far