29 States have reported illnesses in a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention numbers regarding the outbreak on Monday, stand at 149 people in 29 states that have gotten ill from the vegetable.
At least 64 people have been hospitalized, including 17 with kidney failure, and one death that occurred in California. It is not known if there are any new illnesses happening.
Health officials linked the E coli outbreak to romaine lettuce, which is grown on a farm in Yuma, Arizona, which provides most of the romaine sold in the U.S. during winter months.
The E. Coli issue involves whole heads and hearts of romaine, chopped romaine, baby romaine, organic romaine, and salads and salad mixes containing romaine. People are advised not to eat or buy romaine lettuce unless they can confirm it wasn’t grown in the Yuma, Arizona region. Given that most product labels don’t identify growing regions, it’s best that if you have romaine lettuce in your refrigerator to throw it away.