Tainted romaine 'very likely' came from Monterey County, official says

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The agricultural commissioner for Monterey County is now saying it's "very likely" that the tainted romaine came from that county. (KGO-TV)

The agricultural commissioner for Monterey County is now saying it's "very likely" that the tainted romaine that caused an E. coli outbreak came from that county.

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The CDC is telling people to not eat any romaine and throw it out if you have it. The FDA says this E-coli is likely the same strain that was found last year, which came from the end of season harvest in California.

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Dozens of people started getting sick last month, but at this point, federal officials have not ordered any recalls of romaine products.

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