ROMAINE LETTUCE: CDC Says It is Safe To Eat Again

ROMAINE LETTUCE: CDC Says It is Safe To Eat Again

Stop making excuses. It’s once again safe to eat your vegetables — or more specifically, romaine lettuce. Federal health officials said Wednesday that the tainted romaine lettuce outbreak that began nearly three months ago now “appears to be over.”

In an updated report on food safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it’s “no longer advising that people avoid romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California.”

Back on November 22nd, the CDC and Food and Drug Administration advised consumers to stay after from lettuce produced in California as they conducted a probe into E coli outbreaks in a number of states.

Hot Takes:

  • A total of 167 people in 27 states were infected with E. coli in this outbreak.
  • No deaths were reported, but 85 people were hospitalized and 15 people had kidney failure.
  • We take it for granted that our food is safe, but that’s not always the case.