For everyone avoiding romaine since the fall, when the CDC tweeted “do not eat any romaine lettuce”, good news: the scare seems to be over. The CDC announced earlier this week that the E. coli outbreak, which infected 62 people, is officially over.
The CDC announced the update on its website:
“CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigated a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California. This outbreak appears to be over.”