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March 28, 2023

Panetta stresses food safety in light of E. coli outbreak

Congressman Jimmy Panetta’s office released a statement Tuesday following news that an E. coli outbreak may be linked to the Central Coast.
According to Panetta’s statement, it was concerning the ongoing investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into the recent E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.

“I am engaging with the FDA and romaine lettuce producers about this outbreak,” Panetta wrote. “As the representative of the ‘Salad Bowl of the World,’ food safety is of the utmost importance to me and my constituents as it is for the health of American consumers.  I will continue to gather evidence and am committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure the food produced across our country is safe.”

Read the full alert from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention here.
See a map of reported cases here.