Romaine Lettuce is Now Safe To Eat Again


Almost 4 weeks after warning all US consumers against consuming Romaine Lettuce due to an E. Coli outbreak, the CDC has just announced that all non-expired romaine lettuce is now safe to eat.

They made the announced on their website and on Twitter, saying;

“According to the FDA, the last shipments of romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region were harvested on April 16, 2018, and the harvest season is over. It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in people’s homes, stores, or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life. The most recent illnesses reported to CDC started when romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region was likely still available in stores, restaurants, and in peoples’ homes.”

On April 19th, the CDC expanded their romaine lettuce warning to all 50 states, instructing everyone to “Throw away all chopped romaine lettuce, including salad mixes containing romaine, and any other foods stored with it or touching it…”

They also noted that the infected lettuce is coming out of Yuma, Az;

Do you know anyone who has recently become ill after eating romaine?