Deadly E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Romaine Lettuce

If you order a salad this week, ask them to hold the romaine—or you could be risking your life.

Both American and Canadian health officials are warning people to lay off the lettuce due to a nasty E. coli outbreak. The U.S. FDA is working with Canada to help prevent the illness from affecting more people. According to sources, 32 people in 11 states and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec were infected.

This strain is different from the one linked to romaine earlier in 2018. However, it appears to be similar to last year’s outbreak. Be careful—it’s been warned that the contaminated lettuce may still be on the market, although certain officials say that some romaine lettuce is safe to eat.

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