You may want to think twice before you take a bite of that salad made with romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a sweeping warning to consumers about a new e.coli outbreak that’s linked to romaine. According to an advisory posted on their website, no one should be eating romaine lettuce under any circumstances and if you have some in your fridge, you need to throw it out right now. This also applies to anyone who has eaten romaine lettuce recently and has not gotten sick.
… The advisory reads: “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. … If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.”
… Thirty-two people, including 13 who have been hospitalized, have been infected with the outbreak strain in 11 states, according to the CDC.
And yes...in Canada too!