Shoppers have been on high alert in recent months thanks to numerous recalls hitting the market. Now, the FDA is releasing information about the deadly E. coli lettuce recall.
So far, 43 people have been sickened from the romaine lettuce. After it has spread to 12 different states, the FDA has now traced the source of the outbreak.
"The FDA said that the ongoing outbreak is linked to the 'end of season' harvest in some parts of California, but is still asking people to stay away from consumption of romaine lettuce. People previously became sick in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin," reported Simplemost.
The initial recall concerned consumers across the country. However, experts have now narrowed own their investigation enough that they are primarily limiting it to California and Mexico. Even so, this could still spell trouble for a lot of people.
“Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the FDA continued to investigate the outbreak,” according to a statement from FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb. “Our investigation at this point suggests that romaine lettuce associated with the outbreak comes from areas of California that grow romaine lettuce over the summer months and that the outbreak appears to be related to ‘end of season’ romaine lettuce harvested from these areas. The involved areas include the Central Coast growing regions of central and northern California.”
Many consumers have simply decided to stop eating Romaine lettuce altogether after stores and restaurnats have pulled it from their shelves. The product has been at the center of numerous health recalls in recent months and many shoppers are simply afraid to risk their health by eating it in the future.
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