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E-Coli outbreak linked to roamine lettuce officially over

10.01.2019 10:36
By: Frank McGwire

No new cases have been reported in the past two weeks


Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - It appears to be safe to eat romaine lettuce again.

It's been two weeks since the U.S. center for disease control and prevention has received any reports of new cases of E-Coli.

The outbreak made headlines late last year when tainted lettuce from the Central Coastal growing regions in northern and central California infected 62 people.

The E. Coli infections linked to romaine lettuce led to a nationwide public health warning for consumers and was issued firstly by U.S. health agencies then in Canada last November.

The outbreak was officially declared over as of December 24th by Canada's Public Health Agency.

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