People should avoid eating romaine lettuce amid an outbreak of a dangerous strain of E. coli bacteria that has sickened 58 people in the US – including New York — and Canada, according to Consumer Reports.
The consumer advocacy group called on the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do more to warn people about the dangerous outbreak.
Five people have been hospitalized in the US and one has died, according to the CDC. In Canada, one person has died.
In addition to New York, the affected states are California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Vermont and Washington state.