Some Romaine Lettuce Safe to Eat as FDA Narrows Investigation
US health officials are reporting that it is fine to begin
eating some romaine lettuce again – but you should check the label before
The FDA investigation is narrowing its scope, after last week
saying people should not eat any kind of romaine lettuce due to an E. coli
outbreak. The agency now says romaine recently harvested in
California’s Imperialis OK to eat – because that lettuce was not yet shipping
when the illnesses began.
The romaine of concern appears to have come from the
California Central Coast
The produce industry is planning to start putting harvest dates and
regions on labels. For any romaine that doesn’t come in packaging, retailers
are being asked to post that information in the store.