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CDC expands nationwide lettuce recall

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By Erin Smith

CDCThe Centers for Disease in Atlanta, Georgia has expanded a nationwide recall of romaine lettuce to include all forms of Romaine lettuce. The recall was issued following an E. Coli outbreak that has been connected to Romaine lettuce.

The CDC’s warning states the recall applies to all types of Romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona. The expanded warning follows reports of new outbreaks of the E. Coli infection which have occurred in Alaska.

The CDC warns if you have purchased Romaine lettuce in any form to throw it out and to avoid eating Romaine lettuce in restaurants.

Symptoms of E. Coli infection include diarrhea, severe stomach cramps and vomiting. It can be spread through animal manure, contaminated water and undercooked meats.