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Why Does It Seem Like Everyone Is Getting Sick from Salad?

Maybe salads aren’t a healthy option after all: Romaine lettuce — as in, like all of it — is the latest leafy green subject to a food safety alert by the Centers for Disease Control, with a reported outbreak of E. coli stemming from the lettuce hitting just before Thanksgiving. Thus far, 32 illnesses have been reported in 11 states; 18 people have reportedly fallen ill in Canada.

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