CDC Food Safety Alert – Romaine Lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce.

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until the CDC learns more about the outbreak. The investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

Read the full alert here.