Warning: Stay Away From Romaine Lettuce

A report is suggesting that people stay away from romaine lettuce until U.S. and Canadian health officials get to the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections.  Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more to warn people about the outbreak.  

So far in the U.S. and Canada, at least one person has died and 58 people got sick from the outbreak. No cases have been reported in Wisconsin. 

Although it's not officially confirmed that the cause of the outbreak in the U.S. is from romaine lettuce, officials say it's likely because food borne bacteria like E. coli or salmonella are killed through cooking and lettuce is usually not cooked.  

The Public Health Agency of Canada has confirmed that romaine lettuce is the cause of the outbreak in Canada.

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