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CNN reports that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced the end to a months-long E. coli outbreak that infected a total of 167 people in 27 states," including 85 hospitalizations and 15 cases of kidney failure linked to the outbreak.

The CDC says that people can now eat with confidence romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, which had been identified as the source of the contamination, while the FDA says that its investigation into the causes of the outbreak are continuing.
KC's View:
Retailers probably should not toss out whatever signs they've been using to inform shoppers about E. coli contamination. History suggests that this is a temporary respite, and that it won't be too long before we're all again told not to eat romaine lettuce.