The romaine lettuce E. coli outbreak is officially over

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By Maggie Fox

An outbreak of E. coli traced to romaine lettuce is officially over, federal health officials said Wednesday.

No one has become ill since December and all potentially affected lettuce is off the shelves now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. In all, 62 people got sick in the U.S. and 29 in Canada.

“This outbreak appears to be over as of January 9, 2019,” the CDC said in a statement. It said 25 were ill enough to be hospitalized, although no one has died.

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