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FDA Update on E. coli Linked to Romaine Lettuce

The FDA provided an update on its investigation of a multistate outbreak of E. coli illnesses linked to romaine lettuce sourced from the winter growing areas in and around the Yuma growing region. As of June 27, the CDC reports that 210 people in 36 states have become ill, 96 hospitalized and 5 died, from March 13, 2018 to June 6, 2018. There have been 96 hospitalizations and five deaths.

The traceback investigation, which continues, indicates that the illnesses associated with this outbreak cannot be explained by a single grower, harvester, processor, or distributor. Click here to read more about the outbreak.

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