Source of E. coli-contaminated romaine lettuce still a mystery, FDA says

All types of romaine lettuce, including whole heads and chopped, should be discarded if they come from the Yuma, Ariz., growing region or have an unknown origin. (iStock/)

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As reported by Lena H. Sun and Joel Achenbach in The Washington Post, a string of 60 sicknesses in 16 states since March have been linked to a pervasive romaine lettuce E. Coli contamination. The FDA has traced the contamination origin to Yuma, Arizona but the exact farm has yet to be discovered. Since there are many networks of distribution, investigators find it difficult to narrow their search down to a consolidated source of the outbreak. For now, consumers are still urged to avoid romaine lettuce, from Yuma in particular.

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Source The Washington Post

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