Senator Calls for FDA to Issue Recall Due to E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue a recall after 84 people from 19 states have gotten sick amid an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona.  

Two of the 84 cases have been in Connecticut. 

When the CDC expanded its warning earlier this week, it told people to avoid all kinds of romaine lettuce that might have been grown in Yuma, Arizona. At first, the agency targeted chopped. 

"The FDA must do a mandatory recall nationwide because right now the federal government is failing consumers and stores that are bearing the expense," Blumenthal said.

Crown Market in Hartford is one of several stores nationwide that have removed romaine lettuce from the produce department.

Because there was no recall issued, this was done at their own expense, according to Blumenthal’s office.

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