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Yuma Romaine Lettuce Scare Likely Over

Harvest season is finished for romaine lettuce in Yuma, AZ.

You can relax your vigilance now in avoiding romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, AZ. The last lettuce shipped from that area was April 16, and it is none of that product is still available in stores or restaurants as it has a 21-day shelf life. The CDC and FDA continue the investigation, but have pointed out that it is unlikely that one grower, processor, or distributor can explain the outbreak.

PositiveTip: Enjoy romaine lettuce along with a variety of other greens for good nutrition and health.

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Be Careful of the Romaine Lettuce You Purchase

Romaine lettuce grown in the Yuma area under investigation for causing E. coli infections.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suspects romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ area may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7. The number of infections has climbed to 98 from 232 states--with nearly 50% of the patients being hospitalized. So far there have been no deaths.

PositiveTip: Consumers should avoid eating romaine lettuce unless they confirm it is not grown in the Yuma region.