Continue to avoid Romaine Lettuce as the E. coli probe continues into January.
According to an article recently published by CTV News restaurant chains in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador have stopped serving romaine lettuce due to a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to the vegetable.
There were 41 cases of E. coli under investigation in total in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador as of Dec. 28, according to a statement from Public Health Agency of Canada. One person died.
The agency linked the outbreak to romaine lettuce and encouraged individuals in the five provinces with known cases to consider eating other varieties of lettuce instead.
Public Health is continuing its investigation and the agency has said the public health notice will be updated on a regular basis as the investigation evolves.
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