The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of E coli in romaine lettuce. The CDC has reported that 32 people in 11 states have been infected, and that includes to residents in Illinois. Doctor Nirav Shaw, Director of Illinois Department of Public Health, on what people should do in regards to the outbreak.
Shaw also recommends that people should take a step further than just throwing out their romaine lettuce to prevent other foods from being contaminated.
Typically, those who are infected show symptoms 3 to 4 days after consumption of the bacteria.