This afternoon, the Center for Disease Control broadened its romaine lettuce advisory to include all states.
The bottom line -- don't eat romaine lettuce until further notice.
From its statement, "Based on new information, the CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, AZ growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and mixes containing romaine."
To date there are 63 reported cases of E.Coli infection tied to romaine lettuce. These patients come from a total of 16 states - from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey to Alaska and in between. Of course, several cases have been reported here in Arizona.
So for now -- no romaine at home or in a restaurant.
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