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US U.S. warns: Don't eat romaine lettuce from Salinas, California

01:50  23 november  2019
01:50  23 november  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

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Don ’ t eat romaine lettuce from California ’ s Salinas Valley, CDC warns . Officials say it may be contaminated with dangerous type of E. coli bacteria that has sickened 40 people in 16 states. U . S . health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas , Calif., as they investigate

Officials say the warning applies to all types of romaine from the Salinas region, include whole heads, hearts of romaine and pre-cut salad mixes that have romaine . The U . S . Food and Drug Administration is investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 40 people in more than a dozen states.

U.S. health officials warned consumers on Friday to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, California, due to an outbreak of food poisoning in 16 states.

a group of lettuce: First Death Reported Related To E Coli Outbreak Sourced To Romaine Lettuce© Justin Sullivan / Getty Images First Death Reported Related To E Coli Outbreak Sourced To Romaine Lettuce

It's the latest instance of food poisoning tied to romaine lettuce after a similar bout last year. The officials urged people not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn't say where it was grown. They also urged supermarkets and restaurants not to serve or sell the lettuce, unless they're sure it's grown elsewhere.

The officials say the warning applies to all types of romaine from the Salinas region, include whole heads, hearts of romaine and pre-cut salad mixes that have romaine.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned consumers Friday not to eat romaine lettuce of any kind harvested from the Salinas Valley, one of California ’ s major agricultural regions, because it may be contaminated with a particularly dangerous type of E. coli bacteria that has sickened 40

said romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley, one of California ’ s major agricultural regions, may be Most romaine lettuce products are labeled with a harvest location showing where they were grown. lettuce from California ’ s Salinas Valley because of potential contamination, CDC warns .

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating an E. coli outbreak that has sickened 40 people in 16 states, with 28 hospitalizations. The agency said its inquiry led investigators to farms in Salinas and that they were looking for the contamination source.

Romaine lettuce has been tied to repeated food poisoning outbreaks, including one right before Thanksgiving last year. On Thursday, a New Jersey company recalled more than 75,000 pounds of salad products impacting 22 states due to a potential E. coli contamination.

It's not clear exactly why romaine keeps sickening people, but food safety experts note the difficulty of eliminating risk for produce grown in open fields and eaten raw.

Trevor Suslow of the Produce Marketing Association said, "It's very, very disturbing. Very frustrating all around."

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