Lettuce Lover? CDC Updates Advice To Consumers

Modesto Morganelli
Mag 17, 2018

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"It's a person who apparently eats a lot of lettuce", he said.

Romaine lettuce tied to a recent outbreak of E. coli is likely no longer on store shelves or in restaurants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today (May 16).

A Douglas County resident has tested positive for E. coli linked to the romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma, Arizona, region. "Once it was confirmed that the romaine we serve did not come from Yuma, Arizona, we deemed it to be safe for consumption".

"CDC is updating its advice to consumers".

"It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life". Of 157 people with information available, 75 have been hospitalized, including 20 people who developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, which is a type of kidney failure.

Locally, seven people were reported sick in New Jersey and two people were found with E. coli in NY, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"It takes two to three weeks between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported to CDC".

However, the CDC said consumers should still avoid eating it unless they can confirm it's not from the Yuma growing region.

It's the worst outbreak of E. coli since 2006 when illnesses traced to spinach killed three and sickened more than 270.

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