Like last year, shoppers are probably going to avoid romaine lettuce and maybe other leafy greens like spinach just ahead of Thanksgiving due to fears over yet another expanding multistate outbreak of E. coli O157: H7.

Officially, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says consumers should not eat, and retailers should not sell any romaine lettuce harvested from the Salinas, CA growing region. If there is no label to be found, CDC says “don’t eat it, and throw it away.” And the same advice applies to mixed salads containing romaine when the growing area isn’t known..

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