USDA: Avoid All Romaine Lettuce Just Before Thanksgiving
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned U.S. and Canadian residents to avoid all romaine lettuce because of an E. coli outbreak.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it was working with officials in Canada on the outbreak, which has sickened 32 people in 11 states in the U.S. and 18 people in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Health officials in the U.S. and Canada on Tuesday told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a new E. coli outbreak.
The strain identified is different than the one linked to romaine earlier this year , but it appears similar to one linked to leafy greens last year.
No deaths have been reported, but 13 of the people who became sick in the U.S. were hospitalized. The last reported illness was on Oct. 31