(WXYZ) — The CDC and the FDA say a nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is now over.
The months-long outbreak ended Wednesday.
The romaine in question was grown in Salinas, California.
ROMAINE UPDATE: CDC is no longer advising consumers to avoid eating romaine lettuce from the Salinas region. The contaminated romaine is past its shelf life and no longer available. The investigation is over: 167 ill people reported from 27 states. https://t.co/sZvP3yMmqV pic.twitter.com/PzWndyeFcR— CDC (@CDCgov) January 15, 2020
Starting in September, a total of 167 people in 27 states were infected with E. coli, according to the CDC.
Nearly two-thirds were female.
There were 85 hospitalizations but no deaths.