CDC Issues Urgent Warning to Throw Away Popular Vegetable After Over a Dozen People Hospitalized

November 20, 2018Nov 20, 2018

Once again, romaine lettuce isn't safe to eat. The Centers for Disease Control just issued a new warning, according to ABC

The CDC advises U.S. consumers not to eat any romaine lettuce. This is in response to a new multi-state outbreak of illnesses caused by a dangerous type of E.coli. There is also an outbreak in Canada.

The CDC also says retailers and restaurants should not serve or sell any romaine lettuce until more is learned about the outbreak. The type of E. Coli is the one that produces the dangerous Shiga toxin.

Officials say 32 people in 11 states were infected between October 8 and October 31. Thirteen people were hospitalized, including one person who developed a type of kidney failure. No deaths have been reported.

The CDC advises anyone who has any type of romaine lettuce in his or her home should not eat it. All romaine should be thrown out even if part of it has been eaten and no one has sickened.

"This 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," wrote ABC.

The CDC also recommends people throw away things that may contain romaine lettuce. Consumers are also advised to wash and sanitize drawers and shelves where romaine has been stored.

People usually get sick from ingesting E. Coli between two and eight days later. Some patients may get kidney failure.

Please share this so no one eats romaine. It's very important that this dangerous bacteria be avoided, especially by babies, elderly, and immune-compromised individuals.

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