“The Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending that consumers avoid romaine from the Salinas region.

Preliminary data from the Foodborne Diseases Active Surveillance Network for 2017 indicated there were 24,484 infections, 5,677 hospitalization and 122 deaths that year,2 but the CDC’s finalized outbreak surveillance report3,4 for 2017 brought those numbers down to 14,481 illnesses, 827 hospitalizations and 20 deaths.



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