The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a new warning about food-poisoning risk in romaine and lettuce from California.
It has narrowed its search to central coastal California and specifically the California counties of Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Barbara and it has found E. coli on the Adam Bros. farm in Santa Barbara, but said there are probably more farms involved.
The FDA also updated its tally of sickened people, adding 17 for a new total of 59 in 15 states. Canada has also warned consumers to throw out romaine. There are 22 cases in Canada, according to Public Health Canada.
Areas not linked to the outbreak include the desert growing region near Yuma, Arizona; the California desert growing region near Imperial County and Riverside County; the state of Florida; and Mexico.
The CDC said if you don’t know where your lettuce came from, throw it out. Do not eat it.