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FDA, CDC: Romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak over

This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows Romaine Lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn’t say where it was grown. | Source: AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill
This Nov. 20, 2018 file photo shows Romaine Lettuce in Simi Valley, Calif. U.S. health officials are telling people to avoid romaine lettuce grown in Salinas, Calif., Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, as they investigate a food poisoning outbreak. They also say not to eat the leafy green if the label doesn’t say where it was grown. | Source: AP Photo / Mark J. Terrill(KALB)
Published: Jan. 15, 2020 at 6:04 PM CST
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The CDC and the FDA say a nationwide E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is over.

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.

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