Cut Caesar salad off the menu this week: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a multi-state E. coli outbreak is underway, and romaine lettuce is to blame.
Thirty-two people are sick, including 13 who were hospitalized; no deaths have been reported. Another 18 people were sickened in Canada.
Evidence points toward romaine lettuce as the likely source, but the CDC can't get more specific than that.
So for now, any and all romaine lettuce should be thrown out, the agency says. That means heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, lettuce mixes, and a classic Caesar salad.
If you're not sure if your bagged lettuce includes romaine, chuck it out, the CDC says. And after you throw out the romaine lettuce, be sure to wash and sanitize the crisper drawer or fridge shelf the lettuce touched.