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Florida-grown romaine lettuce cleared in FDA investigation

Posted at 11:34 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 11:34:38-05

Florida-grown romaine lettuce has been cleared in the E. coli Outbreak investigation, the FDA and CDC said.

The ongoing investigation into the multi-state E. coli outbreak has determined that the implicated romaine comes from areas of California.

Romaine lettuce warning: CDC urges people not to buy or eat it due to E. coli risk

“Americans deserve a safe, nutritious and abundant food supply, and I’m alarmed to hear that dozens of people have been sickened with this foodborne illness,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam. “While the federal investigation is ongoing, I’m encouraged that Florida-grown romaine lettuce is not linked to the outbreak and has been cleared to re-enter the marketplace.”

All romaine lettuce was removed from the marketplace last week in response to the outbreak, but Florida-grown romaine has been cleared to re-enter the marketplace.

The FDA commissioner also said that romaine lettuce entering the market will now be labeled with a harvest location and date.

For more information from the FDA, click here.