ROMAINE LETTUCE WARNING: 32 People and 11 States Have Been Sickened

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that you should not consume any romaine lettuce due to concerns over an E. coli outbreak.

The CDC said that markets should take the lettuce off the shelves, restaurants shouldn't serve romaine and consumers should toss out any romaine they have in their possession.

The warning comes after at least 32 people in 11 states have gotten ill from a specific strain of E. coli. At least 13 people have been hospitalized since the sicknesses started last month, including one person suffering from kidney failure.

The CDC said in a statement, "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." (USA Today)

  • There are other types of lettuce you can eat, just make sure they're not mixed with romaine.
  • Don't ruin your Thanksgiving feast by serving tainted lettuce.      Kevin in the Morning!
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