Throw out your romaine, it could be contaminated with E. coli

Romaine lettuce is making people dangerously ill again, prompting public health officials in the US and Canada to issue nationwide alerts: don’t eat any form of romaine lettuce, and toss any romaine you have. If you don’t know what kind of lettuce is in your fridge, throw it out. Even if you had grand plans for a romaine-focused side dish for Thanksgiving — you know who you are — don’t take any chances.

So far, 32 people in the US and 18 in Canada have been infected with a dangerous strain of E. coli that produces toxins called Shiga toxins and can sometimes cause kidney failure. Other symptoms can range from bloody diarrhea and vomiting to a low fever. So far, no one has died, but the outbreak has sent 13 people in the US and five in…

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