Health officials in Canada and the U.S. have told people to avoid eating romaine lettuce because of a E coli outbreak.
The outbreak has sickened 32 people in 11 U.S. states and an estimated 22 people in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick. There have been no deaths reported.
Now, the Canadian government is taking steps to make sure romaine lettuce from parts of California is now allowed into Canada. That is the region suspected of producing contaminated lettuce.
In Swift Current, grocery stores that the newsroom contacted had already taken all romaine lettuce and products containing romaine lettuce off their shelves, and none will be put back on the shelves until official permission is given.
If you have romaine lettuce in your fridge, you should throw it away, and wash all shelves and drawers that the lettuce is in, even if no one in your family has fallen ill.
Washing the lettuce will not ensure that contaminated lettuce is safe to consume.