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Throw away your romaine lettuce which may have E. coli

The CDC has warned people about eating Romaine Lettuce this Thanksgiving.

So far 32 people in 11 U.S. states have gotten sick.

The contaminated romaine lettuce may still be in the market so retailers and restaurants are urged to pull it. The FDA wanted to pre-caution people prior to Thanksgiving meals, where the potential for exposure could increase.

Washing contaminated lettuce won’t ensure that harmful germs are killed.

Infections from E. coli can cause symptoms including severe stomach cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. Most people recover within a week, but some illnesses can last longer and be more severe.

When in doubt, throw it out! Best to ditch that Romaine lettuce for now and instead use spinach, Iceberg lettuce, or kale for salad replacements.

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Jeff Kode

Jeff Kode has previously written articles for The Arizona Republic ALT section, as well as other publications including Echo Magazine and IONAZ Magazine. He is an enthusiastic movie lover, and enjoys discovering new music. He was previously on air middays with his own show The Sugar Rush, and can now be heard 6-9am on The Morning Beat with Steve and Jeff at 88.7 The Pulse.