As of November 26, information on the recall of romaine lettuce has been updated and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still warning against eating the food.
According to The Associated Press, the E. coli outbreak appears to be from the Central Coast region of California.
In earlier reports, it was reported that the Center for Disease Control advised against the sale, consumption, and serving of romaine lettuce until more information had been learned.
WSBTV reports that as of now, there have been 43 people that have gotten sick in 12 different states since the outbreak.
The FDA released a statement explaining key information about the current issue:
Romaine lettuce that was harvested outside of the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California does not appear to be related to the current outbreak.
The statement also explains that romaine lettuce harvesting for the region has ended for the entire year. Lettuce is now being labeled in an effort to determine where the lettuce is coming from:
Based on discussions with major producers and distributors, romaine lettuce entering the market will now be labeled with a harvest location and a harvest date. Romaine lettuce entering the market can also be labeled as being hydroponically or greenhouse grown. If it does not have this information, you should not eat or use it.
The organization has also urged against eating the food if the harvest location cannot be determined:
If consumers, retailers, and food service facilities are unable to identify that romaine lettuce products are not affected – which means determining that the products were grown outside the California regions that appear to be implicated in the current outbreak investigation — we urge that these products not be purchased, or if purchased, be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.
There have been no reported deaths due to the outbreak. For more information and to remain updated on the issue visit FDA.gov.