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The E. Coli Outbreak Tied to Romaine Lettuce Could Be Ending, CDC Says

9 days ago   |   By Fortune

The romaine lettuce E. coli scare appears to be nearing the end of its shelf life.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted that 23 more people from 13 states grew ill due to E. coli linked to the contaminated romaine lettuce. However, the organization notes that a combination of factors means the update is likely not a cause for concern.
Romaine lettuce has a 21-day shelf life, meaning the contaminated food is likely no longer available in stores or in people's homes, since the last shipments of lettuce were harvested on April 16. And, while more people were reported sick from...
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It may finally be safe to eat romaine lettuce again after a deadly E. coli outbreak sickened people in 32 states

It may finally be safe to eat romaine lettuce again after a deadly E. coli outbreak sickened people in 32 states

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

At least 172 people have gotten sick in 32 US states after eating romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli bacteria .
Romaine lettuce from the growing region of Yuma, Arizona appears to be the source of the outbreak.
But officials say the harvest season there ended in mid-April.
Because the shelf life of romaine lettuce is about 21 days, it's unlikely that any of the contaminated romaine is still for sale in stores or restaurants, the CDC said .
It's looking safe to start eating romaine lettuce again, according to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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