CDC ALERT: Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce!

The CDC is now advising consumers to not eat romaine lettuce (and restaurants and retailers to not serve or sell the product) due to ongoing concerns related to E. coli contamination.  More details can be found here:

https://www.cdc.gov/ecoli/2018/o157h7-11-18/index.html

 

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Update Regarding E. coli O157:H7 Linked to Romaine Lettuce

Georgia is among 19 states, at this time, that have confirmed cases of persons that have become ill with E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce grown in the region of Yuma, Arizona.  The following is advice from the CDC to food service operators and retailers:

  • Do not serve or sell any romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This includes whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine lettuce.
  • Food service operators and retailers should ask their suppliers about the source of their romaine lettuce.

Visit Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers on the CDC’s website for more detailed guidance concerning the outbreak.