The CDC expanded the recent E-Coli warning regarding romaine lettuce after an outbreak in Alaska, and two reported cases in Connecticut and New York.

Back on April 10th, the CDC issued a warning about bagged romaine lettuce, now the warning has been upgraded to include hearts and heads of romaine lettuce that were also possibly contaminated with the E-Coli bacteria.

On Friday afternoon, the CDC reissued another warning after an outbreak in Alaska, and cases reported in Connecticut and New York. Here's part of that release:

  • Based on new information, CDC is expanding its warning to consumers to cover all types of romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona growing region. This warning now includes whole heads and hearts of romaine lettuce, in addition to chopped romaine and salads and salad mixes containing romaine.
  • Do not buy or eat romaine lettuce at a grocery store or restaurant unless you can confirm it is not from the Yuma, Arizona, growing region.

The CDC advises anyone who thinks they have symptoms to write down everything they have eaten during the past week, and to visit cdc.gov/ecoli