You can eat romaine again; CDC: tainted lettuce likely gone

You can eat romaine again; CDC: tainted lettuce likely gone

You can eat romaine again; CDC: tainted lettuce likely gone

The FDA says the romaine lettuce being sold and served today is not the romaine linked to illnesses.

According to the DHS website, nationwide, 149 people from 29 states have been infected.

"CDC is updating its advice to consumers".

Illnesses that occurred after April 21, 2018, might not yet be reported due to the time it takes between when a person becomes ill with E. coli and when the illness is reported.

The Center for Disease Control said 23 more cases have been reported in 13 states. Of those who became ill, 75 have been hospitalized, including 20 with kidney failure.

It's unlikely that anyone now has edible romaine lettuce that's contaminated with the toxic strain of E. coli bacteria sickening people nationwide since March.

WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 Twenty-three more illnesses caused by an E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce were reported by US health officials on Wednesday. Since romaine lettuce has a shelf life of several weeks, it is possible some contaminated lettuce may still be in stores, restaurants, or home refrigerators.

The agency says the romaine was grown in Yuma, Arizona and was last harvested April 16. Iowa and OR also reported their first lettuce-related E. coli cases in the past week.

"This is a higher hospitalization rate than usual for E. coli O157:H7 infections, which is usually around 30 percent", the agency noted. A previous warning was limited to chopped forms of romaine, including salads and salad mixes.

The sweeping advisory came after information tied to some new illnesses prompted health officials to caution against eating all kinds of romaine lettuce that came from Yuma.

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