FDA singles out California region as source of contaminated romaine; Florida product not implicated

Romaine lettuce associated with an outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 is likely from the Salinas growing region of California. 102 illnesses have been reported across 23 states since Sept. 24. The most recent illness reported was Nov. 18. The Salinas region is comprised of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito and Monterey counties.

Romaine lettuce grown in Florida has not been implicated in this outbreak. Consumers should look for the Fresh From Florida label/logo or for romaine carrying a label indicated it was grown in Florida.

The FDA advises consumers not to eat romaine lettuce harvested from Salinas or these recalled products. See the full FDA advisory here.