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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have announced that chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from the Yuma, Arizona, region may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 and could make people sick. No common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified yet. 

The agencies advised consumers to avoid eating chopped, bagged romaine lettuce from Yuma. Other forms of romaine, including hearts or whole heads, are not part of the advisory. Nor is romaine lettuce from Florida implicated in the outbreak. 

Safe production and handling of crops is the top priority for growers of Florida produce. They adhere to the highest mandatory food safety standards, procedures and safeguards to ensure Florida produce is safe.  

Florida growers express their concerns for those who have become ill. 

For more information on the consumer advisory, visit the CDC or FDA website. 

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Lisa Lochridge, APR                         
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Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association