Try to Romaine Calm, Lettuce Sold in Illinois Has Been Linked to an Outbreak of E. Coli
If one of your New Years resolutions was to eat healthier and your idea of healthy is crisp spears of lettuce covered in crumbles of rich feta cheese, savory red onions, perfectly sweet red cherry tomatoes, slivered almonds and sliced grilled chicken, you might want to consider holding the lettuce, especially if it's romaine.
According to NBC 15, you should avoid romaine lettuce until health officials get to "the bottom of an outbreak of E. coli infections."
So far 58 people have been infected in 13 different states including Illinois.
The CDC says they're still interviewing sick people to find out what they ate to confirm that all of the cases have food items in common, including romaine lettuce; with that said, they aren't 100% sure yet if it's the exact cause of the outbreak.
Consumer Reports say that despite the current findings, you should still avoid romaine lettuce until there is further confirmation on the outbreak. Until then, don't purchase any, and if you have some in your refrigerator, throw it away- that includes any salad mixes that might contain romaine.