A specific grower, supplier, distributor or brand has not been identified that is linked to the 35 cases of E. coli across 11 states.
The CDC advises that anyone who has purchased chopped romaine lettuce not to eat it and throw it out – even if some of it was eaten and no one became ill. This warning includes salad mixes that include romaine lettuce.
Twenty-two people have been hospitalized, three of whom had hemolytic uremic syndrome – a type of kidney failure that one can recover from. No one has died in the outbreak.
According to the CDC, 26 people who became ill reported eating a salad at a restaurant. The restaurants reported they used bagged chopped lettuce.