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CDC Expands Romaine Lettuce Warning to All States

Posted by Dev Sethi | Apr 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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Dev Sethi litigates and tries a wide-range of complex injury and death cases throughout Arizona. He has Martindale Hubbell's highest rating, AV, and he is listed in "Best Lawyers." Dev is also recognized as an Arizona Super Lawyer in the area of plaintiff's products liability litigation.Dev has been at the forefront of auto product defect litigation. He played a key role in uncovering the Goodyear Load Range E tire scandal and worked to hold Ford Motor Company responsible for the danger posed by their now notorious 15-passenger vans. Dev is currently representing families in product liability suits against the nation's largest corporations including General Motors, Ford, Pentair Pools and Invacare.


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