CDC: Do not eat any romaine lettuce

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued an alert Tuesday advising people not to eat any romaine lettuce, no matter where it’s from, after another recent outbreak of E.coli.

The CDC says consumers should not eat any romaine lettuce and stores and restaurants should not serve or sell any until further notice after 32 people in 11 states became infected last month with E.coli. One person suffered kidney failure as a result. No deaths have been reported.

Additionally, 18 people have been infected in Canada.

The CDC says evidence points to romaine lettuce as the cause, but no common grower, supplier, distributor or brand has been identified.

The alert covers all types or uses of romaine lettuce, including whole heads, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.

If you’re not sure if a salad mix contains romaine, throw it away anyway.

The CDC also advises to wash and sanitize drawers and shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored.

They say the outbreak is not related to another E.coli outbreak related to romaine lettuce earlier this year.