As predicted, Romaine lettuce is still not safe to eat.
On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced four more deaths related to the recent romaine-lettuce E. coli outbreak. This brings the death toll to five. However, the health agency confirmed the last crop of contaminated lettuce was shipped April 26, and it’s highly unlikely that any more of that lettuce is still on store shelves. Two deaths were reported in Minnesota, one in Arkansas and one in New York.
Let’s hope the shelves and containers have been cleaned.