Tuesday, November 27, 2018

You are now safe to eat a Caesar salad, Florida

Posted By on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 at 3:24 PM

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  • No need to be scared of me anymore!
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam issued a statement Tuesday giving Florida-grown greens the go-ahead.

After the Centers for Disease Control issued a scary full ban on all romaine just before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration requested stores and restaurants to remove all romaine lettuce from their shelves. Yesterday, the CDC said they'd narrowed the shady romaine to greens harvested in coastal northern and central California.

"Romaine lettuce labeled with a harvest region outside of the Central Coastal growing regions of northern and central California (such as the desert growing region near Yuma, the California desert growing region near Imperial County and Riverside County, the state of Florida, and Mexico) is not linked to this outbreak," reads the new advisory.

The E. coli outbreak has made at least 43 people in 12 states ill, according to the FDA, but none of them were in Florida.



In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, Putnam said Florida’s harvest was just beginning and "therefore, is not associated with this outbreak."

So break out the garlic, anchovy fillets and raw egg yolks, folks – it's Caesar time.

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