138 cases of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce; CDC warns consumers to continue avoiding it
ATLANTA — Remember the E. coli outbreak in romaine lettuce last month? Turns out, it’s not over.
That means consumers should continue avoiding romaine lettuce from Salinas, California — where investigations have found a common grower.
If the location of the romaine lettuce isn’t listed, the CDC still warns consumers to avoid it, even if they’re at a restaurant.
Romaine lettuce from places outside of Salinas, however, are OK to consume, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration say.
Of the 138 total cases, 72 have resulted in hospitalizations, with 13 people developing kidney failure, the CDC reported. No deaths have been reported.