Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Restaurants Stop Serving Romaine Lettuce amid E. Coli Outbreak

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Some Restaurants Stop Serving Romaine Lettuce amid E. Coli Outbreak

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Some restos stop serving romaine amid outbreak

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Some restaurant chains have stopped serving dishes with romaine lettuce amid a deadly E. coli outbreak linked to the leafy vegetable.

There were 41 cases of E. coli under investigation in total in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador as of Dec. 28, according to a statement from Public Health Agency of Canada. One person died.

The agency linked the outbreak to romaine lettuce and encouraged individuals in the five provinces with known cases to consider eating other varieties of lettuce instead.

Cara Operations Ltd. instructed its various chains with locations in those five provinces and P.E.I. to stop serving dishes with romaine lettuce on Dec. 27, said spokeswoman Carmen Bain.

The company operates Swiss Chalet, Milestones Grill + Bar, Montana's Cookhouse, Kelsey's, East Side Mario's and other chains.

The move comes "out of an abundance of caution for the protection of our consumers safety," she said, adding diners have responded positively to the company's decision. …

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