CDC is Advising U.S. Consumers Not to Eat Romaine lettuce Due to E. coli Outbreak
CDC advises Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick. This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad. Thirty-two people infected with the outbreak strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 11 states. Epidemiologic evidence from the United States and Canada indicates that romaine lettuce is a likely source of the outbreak.
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