FDA Commissioner Says Tainted Romaine Is from California

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., said in a tweet that the most recent E. coli outbreak likely stems from California-grown romaine. He doesn’t cite research, but rather points to timing of when the crop is grown.

Here’s Gottlieb’s tweet in full:


Read all our coverage on the E. coli outbreaks.

In two follow up tweets, Gottlieb also says FDA is working on a new labeling protocol that will allow crops grown in regions not implicated in outbreaks to continue selling.