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CDC, FDA confirm E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over

Posted at 6:04 AM, Jan 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 06:09:08-05

(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.

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.