FDA Officials: Select Romaine Lettuce Safe to Eat

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After a nationwide health scare regarding contaminated romaine lettuce, United States health officials say it is now OK to eat some romaine lettuce again — just check the label.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is narrowing its blanket warning from last week when it said people shouldn't eat any type of romaine because of an E.coli outbreak.

The FDA announced on Monday, November 26th, that romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico, and California's Imperial Valley is OK to eat.

It added that the tainted romaine appears to have come from the Central Coast region of California.

The produce industry plans to start putting harvest dates and regions on labels.

For romaine that doesn't come in packaging, grocers and retailers are being asked to post the information, including by the register.

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