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UPDATE: Throw out romaine lettuce from SW Arizona, CDC warns as E. coli spreads

Grow your own Romaine lettuce for healthy, tasty salads or sandwich toppings. (Courtesy Bonnie Plants/
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Consumers anywhere in the United States who have store-bought romaine from Southwest Arizona at home, including salads and salad mixes containing that lettuce, should throw it away immediately, federal health officials said — even if some had already been eaten with no ill effects.

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