Why You Should Throw Out All of Your Romaine Right Now


If you were planning to serve romaine at Thanksgiving tomorrow, don’t. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) just issued food safety alerts about an E. coli outbreak linked to this lettuce variety. At the time of the initial CDC report, 32 people from 11 states had been infected, as well as 18 people in Canada.

I spoke with FDA Press Officer Peter Cassell to find out everything you need to know:

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