I’m not sure in what universe, the-growing-area-has-stopped-harvesting is a useful explanation for an outbreak of foodborne illness that has sickened 121 and hospitalized almost 50 per cent.
And this picture from 12 years ago is still apt.
For now, let it be known that according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, E. coli O157:H7 linked to romaine lettuce has sickened 121 people in 25 states.
52 people have been hospitalized, including 14 people who have developed hemolytic uremic syndrome.
One death was reported from California.
This investigation is ongoing, and CDC will provide updates when more information is available.