Risk of infection from romaine lettuce is low

The deadly E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce appears to be over.
    
The Public Health Agency of Canada says there have been 42 cases of E. coli illness reported in five provinces -- eight in Ontario, 15 in Quebec, five in New Brunswick, one in Nova Scotia and 13 in Newfoundland and Labrador.
    
Seventeen people were hospitalized and one person died.
    
The agency says there have been no reports on the onset of illness since December 12th.

The Public Health Agency is still advising Canadians to always follow safe food handling tips for preparing lettuce, but says it's no longer advising consumers in the affected provinces to consider types of lettuce other than romaine.