So far, a total of 98 people in 22 states have gotten sick after eating romaine lettuce. That’s an additional 14 patients and three new states — Mississippi, Tennessee, and Wisconsin — since last week.
While chopped romaine sold either alone or in mixed salads was originally thought to be the culprit, last week the warning was expanded to include all types of romaine — chopped, whole heads and hearts of romaine, organic and baby romaine, and any salads or mixed salads that contain romaine.
The warning was updated after a group of inmates at a correctional facility in Alaska got sick from eating food containing whole romaine lettuce.
“People should still not eat any type of romaine lettuce unless they know for sure it does not come from the Yuma-growing region,” said Matthew Wise, deputy branch chief for outbreak response at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a press conference.
Here is a complete list of states with cases: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.