Unfortunately (and almost like clockwork) There has been an E.Coli outbreak in Romaine lettuce grown and produced in the Salinas California growing region.
While currently the “outbreak” is only being reported in the U.S. the CFIA is warning Canadians to avoid eating romaine grown in the region, and as of this morning at least 1 case has been reported in Canada that has the “fingerprint” as they’re calling it linking it to the growing region.
“PHAC joins the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration in advising consumers not to eat romaine lettuce of any kind harvested from the Salinas Valley, one of California’s major agricultural regions, because it may be contaminated with a particularly dangerous type of E. coli bacteria that has sickened 40 people in 16 U.S. states.
Consumers are being advised to throw away any romaine lettuce they may already have purchased. Restaurants should not serve it, stores should not sell it, and people should not buy it, if it was harvested from Salinas, a growing area in Northern California. It doesn’t matter if it is chopped, whole head, precut or part of a mix.”