CDC: Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, E.coli Concerns

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Forget the salad this Thanksgiving. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are urging consumers to not consume romaine lettuce because it may be contaminated with E. coli.

So far 32 people in 11 states, including New Jersey, have been infected and 13 of those people had to be hospitalized. The outbreak is affecting residents in Canada too with 18 people there becoming sick from the same strain. 

The CDC hasn't been able to identify a specific grower or retailer yet so all brands and types of romaine lettuce should be thrown out, including bags and boxes of precut lettuce.

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