FDA, CDC: Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak over
The CDC and the FDA say a nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over.
The agencies announced that the months-long outbreak ended Wednesday. The romaine in question was grown in Salinas, California.
Starting in September, a total of 167 people in 27 states were infected with E. coli. Nearly two-thirds were female. There were 85 hospitalizations, 15 of whom developed a type of kidney failure.
No deaths have been linked to the outbreak.