Arizona Health Expert Says All Contaminated Lettuce Should Be Off The Shelves

Published: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:12am
Updated: Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:13am

Reports of E. coli cases stemming from romaine lettuce grown in Yuma left some consumers on edge over the past few weeks.  Jessica Rigler is with the state health department. She said grocery stores should be cleared of the contaminated produce by now.

"It’s unlikely that any romaine lettuce from Yuma is still available," Rigler said. "So we don’t expect to see any additional E. coli cases pop up. Any romaine lettuce that’s in the stores now should be from a region outside of Yuma.”

Experts are still trying to find the source of the E. coli. Rigler said it could’ve come from animals in the fields, a processing plant, or some other source.

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