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All Clear On Romaine Lettuce

May 17, 2018 - 11:19 am
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(KMOX) - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it's ok to eat romaine lettuce again. 

The CDC says that any romaine lettuce in stores now is definitely not the E. coli tainted kind that came out of Yuma. Arizona.

The Food & Drug Administration posted an update on the outbreak on its website saying, "The FDA has received confirmation from the Arizona Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement administered by the Arizona Department of Agriculture that romaine lettuce is no longer being produced and distributed from the Yuma growing region and that the last date of harvest was April 16, 2018. It is unlikely that any romaine lettuce from the Yuma growing region is still available in stores or restaurants due to its 21-day shelf life."

The outbreak made 172 people sick in 32 states.

There might be some cases still left to be reported but because of the 21-day shelf life of the lettuce, but there shouldn't be any worries of new illnesses.