TRENTON – In a statement issued by the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, the agency announced that New Jersey-grown lettuce is not connected to the recent outbreak of E. coli 0157:H7. "The New Jersey Department of Agriculture therefore reminds consumers and retailers that romaine lettuce grown in New Jersey can be purchased with confidence. Consumers should make sure that any romaine they buy is clearly labeled as to where it was produced" stated the agency.
In announcing the modification of its earlier advisory against eating any romaine, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration said in a statement that, “There is no recommendation for consumers or retailers to avoid using romaine lettuce that is certain to have been harvested from areas outside of the Central Coast growing regions of northern and central California.”
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