Cross one ingredient off your Thanksgiving dinner menu: romaine lettuce.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with health officials from various states are asking American consumers to avoid the leafy green due to an outbreak of dangerous E. coli illness.
"At this time, the FDA recommends that consumers do not eat romaine lettuce and discard any product until we know more," the two agencies said in an FDA news release issued Tuesday. "Retailers, restaurants and other food service operators should not serve romaine lettuce until more is known about this outbreak."
So far, 32 people across 11 states have become sick with E.coli after eating romaine lettuce, the FDA said. Eleven of those cases were severe enough to require hospitalization and one patient developed kidney failure, although no deaths have so far been reported.