Public Health Officials are warning Canadians about an E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce.
Canadian and American food inspection and health agencies are partnering to find the cause behind the latest outbreak.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, as of yesterday, there have been 18 confirmed cases of E. coli, three in Ontario and 15 in Quebec.
There is no cure for E. coli so officials say to ensure you fully wash lettuce, throw away the exterior leaves and don’t leave lettuce to soak in a sink, as the sink can accumulate bacteria.
Canadian Health Officials are cautioning all Canadians to avoid eating any romaine lettuce as the shelf life is at least five weeks and lettuce bought weeks ago can still be contaminated.