CDC: E-coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over

167 people infected with E. coli from 27 states, officials say

Heads of romaine lettuce fill a produce case at the Fruit Barn produce store in San Francisco. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

TEXAS – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce is officially over.

The contaminated lettuce harvested from the Salinas Valley region in California is no longer being sold. The CDC says people can now safely purchase romaine lettuce from that area.

ROMAINE OUTBREAK UPDATE: The outbreak of E. coli infections linked to romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., is over...

Posted by CDC on Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CDC officials say 167 people total were infected with E. coli from 27 states and 85 hospitalizations were reported.

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Of those hospitalizations, 15 people developed hemolytic uremic syndrome, a type of kidney failure, CDC officials say.

Fortunately, no deaths were reported.

The CDC is urging consumers to discard their salad kits after people were sickened with E. coli

For more information on the E. coli outbreak, follow this link.

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