Update on Consumption of Romaine Lettuce

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began investigating a multistate outbreak of E. coli linked to romaine lettuce grown in California.

Since the investigation began, the agencies have stated that romaine lettuce harvested outside of central California is safe for consumption. According to criteria from the FDA and CDC, romaine that is not grown in the central California area will now be labeled with a harvest location and date.

The MSU Culinary Services team has consulted with Dr. David Weismantel, MD, University Physician, and Lisa St. Clair, University Sanitarian, regarding the latest guidance from the FDA and CDC on romaine consumption. In addition, all produce vendors utilized by MSU Food Stores are prepared to send romaine with required labels of origin included on the packaging. Product will be rotated back into service beginning Thursday, Dec. 6.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 517-884-0660 or info@eatatstate.com. In addition, the University Physician’s office can be contacted at 517-353-8933 or uphys@msu.edu.