Grocery stores and restaurants across Canada, including here in Williams Lake, pulled all romaine lettuce off the shelves and menus since an E. coli outbreak was linked to the product last week.
The Public Health Agency of Canada said the outbreak has sickened as many as 22 people in Quebec, Ontario and New Brunswick while the U.S. is reporting 32 cases of E. coli.
In Williams Lake grocery stores have pulled romaine from the shelves and are now also finding alternative mixed salads without romaine lettuce — which is a staple in many pre-packaged salads.
Meanwhile, social media is having a hay day with the recall.
This is the best one I've seen yet. 🙂
(For my international friends: It's inspired by an ad that plays on Canadian TV. We have a health concern with romaine lettuce here right now.) pic.twitter.com/5R3fFxIp4z
— Susie (@QueenoftheTwits) November 26, 2018