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Consumers told not to eat romaine lettuce due to another E. coli outbreak

FDA’s Gottlieb appeals to industry to help contain outbreak by voluntarily withdrawing romaine from market

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FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday (Nov. 20) they are investigating a new multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 likely linked to romaine lettuce and urged consumers to avoid eating that product until further notice. The new advice to pull all product from retail and restaurants, regardless of where it was grown, is likely to rock an industry still struggling from an earlier outbreak.

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