CDC tells customers not to eat romaine lettuce if they don't know the source

CDC tells customers not to eat romaine lettuce if they don't know the source

The advice comes in response to an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 64 people in 16 states.

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April 23, 2018
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Federal health officials warn you not to eat any romaine lettuce unless you know where it's from, as the E. coli outbreak spreads across the country. The CDC advisory now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, along with chopped and bagged romaine and salad mixes that include romaine.

While the government believes that the lettuce is from the Yuma, Arizona region, it doesn't know specifically who grew, supplied or distributed the contaminated vegetables.

The CDC says that it can take an average of three to four days after coming into contact with E. coli for people to start feeling symptoms.

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