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CDC issues new romaine lettuce warning

Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-13 18:53:50-05

Once again the CDC is warning consumers to be careful when eating romaine lettuce that may be contaminated with E.coli.

On Thursday the CDC published a food safety alert telling people to avoid romaine lettuce “from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California.”

“If you do not know where the romaine is from, do not eat it,” the CDC said on its website.

The CDC said areas where the contaminated lettuce may have been grown are from California's Monterey, San Benito and Santa Barbara Counties.

Meanwhile, lettuce grown in like Yuma, Arizona, the California desert region and Florida and Mexico is safe to eat.

The CDC says seven people have become ill since Dec. 7 due to this new E.coli outbreak.

Click here to read the CDC’s full alert.