NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There is a new health warning involving romaine lettuce which is reportedly causing illnesses nationwide.

Federal health officials say an E. coli outbreak has left dozens seriously ill in 16 states.

The CDC is urging anyone who bought romaine lettuce harvested in California’s Salinas Valley to throw it out.

This also includes lettuce that isn’t labeled and ready-made salad mixes that contain romaine.

So far, at least 40 people have been sickened, with at least five patients treated for kidney failure due to E. coli.

The infection can also cause severe stomach cramps and fever.

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