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Thanksgiving shoppers look for Romaine replacement amid CDC warning

Posted at 12:40 PM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 13:40:28-05

TULSA -- Thanksgiving grocery shoppers are looking for what they will replace Romaine Lettuce with in their spread. 

Tuesday, the CDC issued a warning to consumers, stores and restaurants not to eat, sell or serve any of the leafy green after they found links to E. Coli infections. 

Reasors' spokesperson said they immediately got rid of all Romaine Lettuce in their produce section, including bagged mixes, salad bar and prepared food area. They do not have plans to bring it back until they have more information on what caused the outbreak. 

Meanwhile, shoppers checking items off their Thanksgiving meal list stared at the replacement options. 

"I've got some baby spinach to add to iceberg," Karen Eddy said. 

Reasors has signs posted above the produce case saying they will refund shopper's money if they return their Romaine Lettuce or product containing the green. 

The grocery chain said they do have two locally grown brands that are not part of the warning but said it is flying off the shelves. 

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