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Romaine lettuce was featured in the "On the Horizon" section of the United Fresh Produce Association's Insights for Foodservice spring edition.

United States health officials say it's okay to east some romaine lettuce again, just check the label. The Food and Drug Administration is narrowing its blanket warning from last week.  That's when it said people shouldn't eat any type of romaine because of an E.coli outbreak.

The agency now says romaine recently harvested in Arizona, Florida, Mexico, and California's Imperial Valley is okay to eat.  It says romaine from those places wasn't yet shipping when the illnesses began.

It says the tainted romaine appears to have come from the Central Coast region of California.  The produce industry plans to start putting harvest dates and regions on labels for romaine.  For romaine that doesn't come in packaging, grocers and retailers are being asked to post the information in stores.  For more on these new standards, check out coverage from "The Packer" here.

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