Welp, looks like romaine lettuce is out for Thanksgiving, unless you really don't like your relatives, as the CDC tell Americans to stay away from the leafy green.
So far over 30 people have been infected with E. Coli from said romaine lettuce.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a food safety alert, warning people across the United States to stop eating romaine lettuce and to get rid of any they may have already been purchased.
"Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick," the CDC said in a statement. "This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad."
At least 32 people have been infected with E. coli in 11 states, according to the CDC. Thirteen people have been hospitalized, with the illnesses starting on dates ranging throughout October.
Earlier this year there was another E. Coli outbreak but this one is a completely different strain just strengthening my argument to never eat salad again.
With everything going on right now with people getting shot and crazy hurricanes, you now have to worry about dangerous lettuce. Luckily this country eats salad like we play soccer, not well. Be careful out there folks.