(CNN) - The CDC and the FDA say a nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over.
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows Romaine Lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. | Source: AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill
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.
REPORTERS: FDA and @CDCgov have declared the romaine E. coli outbreaks over and lifted advice, consumers do not need to avoid any romaine right now. FDA will continue to investigate and issue a root cause analysis report. https://t.co/LJoYv4o9Zf pic.twitter.com/25DsmjSZUT— Media Affairs (@FDAMedia) January 15, 2020
The FDA said its investigation into the source of the outbreak is continuing.
The agency says it plans to conduct another investigation to explain how the contamination occurred.
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