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No excuses: eat your greens, and in Canada that includes Romaine

montrealgazette.com April 21, 2018

Canadians can continue to use romaine lettuce in their salads, says the Public Health Agency of Canada.

While the lettuce has been infected with E.Coli in the U.S. — in an outbreak that has sent 31 people to hospital in recent weeks — no traces of the bacteria appears to have affected Canadian produce, the agency said.

In the U.S., the infected lettuce has come from the Yuma region in Arizona.

The agency said it is still investigating the sources of lettuce in this country, but it said people should always be careful and ensure that lettuce is well washed with water before being served and that it not be kept in the fridge for more than seven days. People should also wash their hands after cleaning lettuce.