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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Romaine Lettuce Contaminated With E. Coli

Check your refrigerators, if you have romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, discard it.

There have been 40 cases of E. coli as a result of the consumption of romaine lettuce from Salinas.

All the cases so far have been in the United States and now possibly one in Canada.

The warning pertains to all types of romaine lettuce from whole heads and hearts to pre-cut salad mixes.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that romaine lettuce from the affected areas reported in the U.S. investigation is imported to Canada at this time of year.

This is the fourth E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce affecting Canadian consumers in the last two years.

E. coli strains can cause severe illness. Pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, young children and older adults are most at risk for developing serious complications.

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