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Local stores, restaurants take heed of romaine lettuce recall

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a nationwide recall of romaine lettuce products Tuesday. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon).

ONTARIO - Supermarkets and restaurants locally were heeding a warning from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday and pulled romaine lettuce products from grocery shelves or stopped serving the vegetable.

In a sweeping move the CDC issued a nationwide warning on the produce in the wake after an outbreak E. coli that infected 32 people across 11 states. The CDC said evidence shows romaine lettuce is the likely source of the outbreak.

The warning – which includes Canada – was delivered just days before millions of Americans sit down for the traditional Thanksgiving holiday dinner.

“The timing is terrible,” said Dan Buckley, manager of Ontario’s Albertsons.

Buckley said he received the CDC warning . . .