Romaine Returns to Market After Week Long Ban
Two days before Thanksgiving, the FDA made an unprecedented warning to not eat any romaine lettuce from any location and brand. The FDA has now asked companies to participate in a voluntary labeling of its products to indicate where its produce is grown. The FDA has narrowed the regions responsible for the e-coli risk as Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California, including Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Ventura. At least 43 people were known to have become ill from e-coli infections linked to romaine lettuce across 12 different states. Click here to read more about the latest on the romaine situation.