Florida-Grown Romaine Cleared as FDA Continues E. Coli Outbreak Investigation
By Space Coast Daily // November 27, 2018
implicated romaine comes from areas of California
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have cleared Florida-grown romaine lettuce.
Their ongoing investigation into the multi-state E. coli outbreak has determined that the implicated romaine comes from areas of California.
On Nov. 20, the CDC advised the public not to eat any romaine lettuce and, at the same time, the FDA requested that all romaine lettuce in the marketplace be removed.
“Americans deserve a safe, nutritious and abundant food supply, and I’m alarmed to hear that dozens of people have been sickened with this foodborne illness,” said Commissioner Adam H. Putnam.
“While the federal investigation is ongoing, I’m encouraged that Florida-grown romaine lettuce is not linked to the outbreak and has been cleared to re-enter the marketplace.”
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